Alvaro Obregón

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Obregón, Alvaro

 

Born Feb. 19, 1880, in Siquisiva, in the state of Sonora; died July-17, 1928, in Mexico City. Mexican political and military leader during the Revolution of 1910–17; general. President of Mexico from 1920 to 1924.

Obregón’s government supported the bourgeoisie and bourgeois landowners, but it also pursued, albeit inconsistently, a policy that served the national interest. It carried out agrarian reforms, adopted anticlerical measures, attempted to restrict foreign capital, and strove to follow an independent course in foreign policy. In 1924 it established diplomatic relations with the USSR. However, Obregón’s government also suppressed revolutionary demonstrations by workers and peasants. In 1928, Obregón was again elected to the presidency, but he was assassinated before taking office.

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Sin ayuda de una instancia policiaca o agencia de detectives, el investigador Mario Ramirez Rancano, adscrito a la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, decidio reabrir el caso del asesinato del general Alvaro Obregon Salido, uno de los lideres sonorenses mas importantes de la revolucion.
En 1894, su familia se avecindo en Huatabampo, en el bajo rio Mayo, distrito de Alamos, Sonora; de 1912 a 1913 fue secretario particular del gobernador Jose Maria Maytorena; en la primavera de 1913 se incorporo a las ordenes de Alvaro Obregon Salido, para combatir al ejercito federal huertista; aqui se sello la vinculacion mas duradera sostenida por Serrano en la revolucion: fue subordinado directo de Obregon --jefe de su Estado Mayor durante las campanas victoriosas de 1914-1915-- casi de manera continua entre 1913 y 1924.