anti nacionalism

Gens. Díaz and Mondragón consult during the ‘Ten Tragic Days’ of Feb. 1913. Although Díaz was considered the leader of the rebel forces that rose up against the Madero administration, he had been in prison at its start on Feb. 8th. Mondragón was instrumental in instigating the mutiny, and persuading the cadets of the Mexican Military Academy to assist in freeing Díaz, and Gen. Reyes - who would be killed in the fighting soon after his release.

Gen. Huerta would take the Presidency following Madero’s ouster, which Díaz had no choice but to accept. The agreement made him the Presidential candidate for the next elections, which Huerta didn’t honor, instead sending him to Japan as ambassader. He would attempt to overthrow the Carranza government in 1916, without the same success. Mondragón was rewarded with appointment as Secretary of War and Navy, but resigned soon after with accusations of incompetence, and was soon after exiled, suspected of anti-Huerta sympathies.

(Fototeca Nacional del INAH)