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Emiliano Zapata - Early life and local politics, Revolution against Huerta and Carranza, Sources


Mexican revolutionary, born in Anencuilo, SC Mexico. He became a sharecropper and local leader, and after the onset of the Mexican Revolution he mounted a land distribution programme in areas under his control. Along with Pancho Villa, he fought the Carranza government, and was eventually lured to his death at the Chinameca hacienda.

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