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  • But they also contribute to what in Mexico is called caciquismo: the entrenched power of local elites.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • It is to be hoped that when the two figureheads at present before the country go over to the majority, there may come to the front some earnest and truly patriotic ministers, who have been quietly training in the school of practical politics, and can take the helm with some hope of doing away with the crying evils of _empleomania_ and _caciquismo_.

    Spanish Life in Town and Country

  • Two things militate against good government in Spain, and will continue to do so until the whole system is changed: what is known in the country as _caciquismo_, and the pernicious custom of changing all the

    Spanish Life in Town and Country

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  • "Most local papers exist to amplify the voices of their proprietors and advertisers, and other powerful people with whom they wish to stay on good terms. In this respect they scarcely differ from most of the national media. But they also contribute to what in Mexico is called caciquismo: the entrenched power of local elites. This is the real threat to local democracy, not the crumpling of the media empires of bigoted millionaires."
    - George Monbiot.

    February 17, 2010