Another Mexican President Leaves Office Feet First

In the last days of his six-year term as president of strife-torn Mexico, Venustiano Carranza was murdered on May 21, 1920 most likely by his own bodyguards.

Carranza seized power in 1914 after the dictator Victoriano Huerta was driven into exile.  Most historians believe he was assassinated by a clique of generals because of his insistence that his successor be a civilian.

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