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Francisco Ramirez Torres is a minor character mentioned in Red Dead Redemption 2.

History

General Torres took over Mexico in 1876 during a coup, and subsequently became established as the President of Mexico.

His rule saw a cooling of relations with the United States, which came to a head in 1899, when Torres placed Mexican troops along the border, denying entry to prospectors, cattle ranchers, and renegade bands of Natives, who took to raiding Mexican settlements. In response to this demonstration of isolationism, President MacAlister called for a ban on trade with Mexico.

At some point between 1899 and 1910, Torres was replaced with the brother of Ignacio Sanchez, until he was usurped by Sanchez himself in 1910.

Trivia

  • He is likely based on real life Mexican president Porfirio Díaz, who took power of Mexico under similar circumstances and proceeded to reign for several decades up until the early 20th century.

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