Pancho Villa

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Yvette Escobar
December 12, 2012
Period 2 Pancho Villa One of the most notorious rebels in Mexico was Pancho villa Doroteo Aranga.. Pancho Villa was important because he was part of the group of rebels who supported Francisco Madero in the Mexican Revolution when he rose up against the regime of Porfirio Diaz. Madero came to power but was then overthrown and killed. Victoriano Huerta then took power. Villa was the leader of one of the armies that fought against Huerta's regime. Villa and the other leaders were able to overthrow Huerta and to set up the semi-democratic system that is still in place in Mexico today, it has become much more democratic in the last 12 years. Pancho Villa then was famous because he was one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution. Villa's Robin Hood story began after he established himself and his bandit followers in the sierras in 1900. Officially, the years 1900-09 are "unaccounted for," but it was during this period that he became a legendary hero to the poor for skillfully evading the Porfiriato's oppressive rurales. In 1910 Villa and his men came down from the hills to join Fransisco l Madero’s revolutionary forces, therefore making an historical transition from ‘bandidos’ to ‘revolucionarios’. The compelling figure was able to recruit an army of thousands, including a substantial number of Americans, some of whom were made captains in the División del Norte. Pancho even created one squadron made up entirely of Americans under the leadership of Captain Tracey Richardson, a man who apparently fought with many different insurgent armies around the world at that time.
Following Madero's short-lived victory and assassination, Villa remained in command of his División del Norte army in resistance--along with Coahuila's and Sonora's Alvaro…...

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