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Mexico's controversial ex-president Antonio López de Santa Anna, living in exile, wins a new presidential election

Mexico, 1857, zoomable map
02/06/1853
Mexico's controversial ex-president Antonio López de Santa Anna, living in exile after the country's defeat in the Mexican-American War (1846-48), wins a new presidential election, increasing the strife between conservative and liberal factions. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1998), 427.

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