Huerta, Victoriano (1854–1916), a Mexican general and president. Huerta, a full-blooded Indian, was an important military figure in the government of Francisco Madero, who had overthrown the Díaz dictatorship in 1911. In 1913, however, Huerta led a revolt against the liberal Madero and is said to have been responsible for his death. Huerta became provisional president and set up a reactionary regime. His presidency was not recognized by the United States, and friction between the two countries led to the temporary occupation of Veracruz by U.S. Marines and sailors early in 1914. Revolutionary forces led by Venustiano Carranza drove Huerta into exile on July 15, 1914. He died in the United States.
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