Mendieta y Montefur, Carlos

Mendieta y Montefur, Carlos kärˈlōs māndyāˈtä ē mōntāfo͞orˈ [key], 1873–1960, Cuban political leader. He was one of the chief opponents of Gerardo Machado. Mendieta, installed as provisional president (1934) by a coup led by Fulgencio Batista, was unable to establish political stability and therefore resigned (1935).

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