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This paper explores Mexico's revolutionary leader and folk hero, Pancho Villa. The paper acknowledges that many cultures have mythic heroes that rob from the rich and give to the poor such as Robin Hood. Such is Pancho Villa's role in Mexican folklore. The paper presents a brief biography of Pancho Villa, but many of the stories may be apocryphal. The paper also critically analyzes Pancho Villa's actions, especially those that linked him to murders. The paper concludes by stating that today Pancho Villa remains a well-known, yet still controversial, figure in Mexico.
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