Venustiano Carranza (Venustiano Carranza)( statesman and political leader of Mexico)
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Biography Venustiano Carranza (Venustiano Carranza)
Large landowner the State of Coahuila. One of the leaders of the liberal-bourgeois currents in the Mexican Revolution 1910-17 he.
In 1913 he led the struggle against the dictatorship in. Worth. In 1914, the interim president, since 1917 - president. January 7, 1917 issued a decree banning foreign companies to drill in Mexico's new oil wells and to conduct oil exploration without proper authorization of the Mexican authorities.
Carranza strongly opposed the U.S. intervention in Mexico in 1914. He convened the Constituent Assembly has proclaimed Feb. 5, 1917 the bourgeois-democratic constitution.
Carranza was overthrown in a coup and killed while fleeing from the capital.