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Benito Juarez (1806-1872) qualifies as such. He was the first Mexican leader who did not have a military background, and also the first full-blooded indigenous national (he was a Zapotec Amerindian) to serve as President of Mexico and to lead a country in the Western Hemisphere in over 300 years.

He served five terms as president of Mexico: 1858-1861 as interim, 1861-1865, 1865-1867, 1867-1871 and 1871-1872.

For resisting the French occupation, overthrowing the Empire, and restoring the Republic, as well as for his efforts to modernize the country, Juarez is often regarded as Mexico's greatest and most beloved leader.

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