Política

In photos: The last invasion of Mexico by the United States. 100 years before Trump.

The "Punitive Expedition" against Pancho Villa was a U.S. military campaign that attempted to capture the Mexican revolutionary leader and entered the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, on March 14, 1916. Villa had attacked the village of Columbus, New Mexico, and the U.S. government authorized a military expedition of 10,000 soldiers that failed in its objective over the course of 11 months. Although the goal was the capture of the rebel leader, the U.S. military also fought Mexican constitutional forces, which strained diplomatic relations and almost sparked the formal outbreak of a war.

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