Victoriano Huerta Biography

Dictator, General (1854–1916)
Victoriano Huerta was dictatorial president of Mexico, whose regime united disparate revolutionary forces in common opposition to him.


Though an admirer of dictator Porfirio Díaz, General Victoriano Huerta served his successor, Francisco Madero. When part of the army in Mexico City rebelled against Madero, Huerta joined the rebels, compelled Madero to resign and assumed the presidency, establishing a military dictatorship. His rule was repressive, and he was almost immediately confronted with opposition, which drove him out.

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