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Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna closes congress and abolishes all political parties

12/16/1853
In a step towards dictatorship, Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna closes congress and abolishes all political parties, further alienating the country's liberal politicians. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO, 1998), 527.

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