Sunday, November 29, 2009

Facial Hair of the Weekend

Continuing the "Mexican politicians" theme, Francisco Madero (1873-1913), the man commonly viewed as the leader of the early phases of the Mexican Revolution, helping to overthrow Porfirio Diaz and establish a new government. Madero's administration was plagued by ineffectiveness and conflicting interests, as he was too moderate for radical revolutionaries, and too radical for the moderates. He probably would not have been remembered as fondly as he was/is if an assassain's bullet hadn't turned him into a martyr for the cause in 1913.