Mexican gang wars of the last century. At the beginning of the 20th century they were the protagonists in Mexico. Those Mexican gang leaders were those very “gray cardinals” of one of the bloodiest civil wars in human history. Just imagine, for the period from 1910 to 1917 in Mexico from 300 thousand to 2 million people (different data) died. And this despite the fact that the population was about 15 million people.
Francisco Madero, president of Mexico spent just over a year until he was ousted by Huerta supporters, and then shot.
Despite the “pure” biography of Cisco, he was connected with the country main thugs, the reason of it was his brother Raul (in the center with the cigar), he was in the status of general.
Pancho Villa (right) and Rodolfo Fierro ‘Butcher’ (left). Pancho was actually the ruler of the north, and the “butcher” was his right hand doing the dirty work. Later, he ordered to kill Villa and Rodolfo.
Maximo Castillo (center with pen on the hat) collaborated with Pancho Viley briefly, then split from the rebels and was forced to flee to the United States, due to the fact that Pancho was announced to be wanted for blowing up trains, which he himself had organized.
In the U.S. prison Maximo (first left after the fence) felt great. After all, he was not criminal for the U.S.
Pascal Orozco was a “noble” bandit. Was not involved in the intrigues and organized mass executions by Pancho Viley. Supported the deposed president Huerta and when he was toppled – Pascal ran away to Texas. Later he was killed while trying to escape by texas rangers.
Emiliano Zapata (sitting, center) was one of the three main participants in the revolution against the dictatorship, along with Madero and Viley. After becoming dissatisfied with Madero for not promising land reform he began to fight against their former comrades.
Emiliano Zapata was murdered by the betrayal of his guardsmen. Before his death, he said the famous phrase: “Better to die standing on your feet than live on knees.”
Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa in the presidential chair. Not for long, but hand in hand, and even less …
In the end a little more colorful characters of the unknown and with sad fate of most criminals.