Avila Camacho, Manuel (ON HOLD)

Official card signed by Mexico’s World War II Head of State

Price: $20.00

Description:
(1897-1955) President of Mexico 1940-46. Born in Puebla, joined army 1914, Chief of Staff of Michoacán under Cárdenas, his close friend. In 1929 named Brigadier General. With Secretariat of National Defense 1933-34, Secretary of National Defense 1937. Elected president 1939. After 2 Mexican ships carrying oil were sunk by German submarines in the Gulf of Mexico, Ávila declared war against the Axis powers May 22, 1942, and 15,000 Mexican soldiers fought on all fronts, incl. in the 201st Airborne Squadron in the Pacific. Ávila cooperated with the US war effort, providing 300,000 workers under the Bracero Program to replace Americans fighting in the war. In 1944, Mexico signed the United Nations Charter and in 1945 became headquarters of the Interamerican Conference on War and Peace. Domestically, he created social security in 1943, reduced illiteracy, continued land reform, and declared a rent freeze to benefit low-income citizens. He promoted election reforms that made it impossible for Communists to run. In 1946, he renamed the Party of the Mexican Revolution (PRM) to its present name, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Signed 3 x 5 printed official card as President, “autografo” (autograph) printed at top.

Condition: Very good, slight clip imprint at left side
Type:Signed Official Card






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