Pascual Orozco was the first victorious general of the Mexican Revolution; he led the rebels' defeat of government forces at Ciudad Juárez in the spring of 1911, which resulted in the resignation of longtime dictator Porfirio Díaz. Orozco then quarreled over his appropriate status with Francisco I. Madero, the head of the revolution. Orozco believed, with some justification, that Madero should appoint him governor of Chihuahua. Madero instead selected a close ally, Abraham González. The general rebelled against Madero, posing a dire threat to the new regime, but met defeat at the hands of the reconstituted federal army. During the course of the short-lived movement, Orozco allied with the Díaz oligarchy, effectively switching sides against the revolution that he had won. Exiled in the United States, he met an untimely end in 1915, murdered at the hands of a bigoted Texas vigilante....

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