Juárez Benito Pablo

Juárez

, Benito Pablo 1806-1872.
Mexican politician and reformer. A Zapotec Indian, Juárez served as president (1861-1863 and 1867-1872) and defeated France's attempt to establish a Mexican empire (1863-1867).
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