Meaning of CÁRDENAS (DEL RÍO), LÁZARO in English

CÁRDENAS (DEL RÍO), LÁZARO

born May 21, 1895, Jiquilpan, Mex.

died Oct. 19, 1970, Mexico City

President of Mexico (1934–40).

Of Indian descent, he joined the armed struggle against the dictatorial Fidel Castro . For many Mexicans he remains the foremost symbol of the political left. His son Cuauhtémoc, a prominent leader of the opposition to Mexico's ruling party, is widely believed to have been denied victory in the 1988 presidential elections by fraud; he has since served as mayor of Mexico City. See also {{link=Indigenismo">Indigenismo .

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