Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The practice or system of rule by a caudillo.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Spanish, from caudillo, leader; see caudillo.

Examples

  • Liberal democracy is hardly what inspires current forces like Iranian Khomeinism, global jihadism, the caudillismo of Latin America, or the neo-tsarism of Russia.

    The Wall and the End of History

  • At the same time, largely unnoticed, South America is retreating from the pluralism of the 1990s into a malignant neo-caudillismo.

    Courtesy of the Calgary Herald

  • The primary architect of this new blueprint is Mr. Chávez, a strongman with one foot grounded in the past and the other firmly placed in the future of caudillismo.

    The Cult of the Caudillo

  • The following quarter-century saw the insecurities of new nations and the rise of political forms like caudillismo (strongman rule) in response; manufacturing imports from British industry and political turmoil weakened local economies.

    I. Latin America, 1806-1914

  • In the struggle against cult worship -- and I say this sincerely, against caudillismo, against all of those evils -- there has been an unyielding struggle to create a solid revolution, based on principles, to create an awareness among the people.

    CONCLUSION OF THE LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN TRA

  • After much talk of diversifying the economy, Castro preserved the island's sugar monoculture, which "despite its façade of industrialization was inexplicably bound to militarism, caudillismo, and the absence of genuine institutions."

    Inside the Revolution

  • What we are interested in is analyzing the process and to take cognizance of the fact that it was discord, regionalism, localism, and caudillismo, that defeated the heroic

    CEREMONY MARKING THE CENTENNIAL OF CUBA'S STRUGG

  • There began to appear the most virtuous patriots, the most outstanding fighters, and thus appeared the Maceo brothers, to cite the example which symbolizes those extraordinary men, and when after 10 years, that heroic struggle which was defeated, not by Spanish forces, but defeated by one of the worst enemies which the Cuban revolutionary process have always had, defeated by regionalism, defeated by caudillismo.

    CEREMONY MARKING THE CENTENNIAL OF CUBA'S STRUGG

  • The story of one family in the town of Macondo, as found in this Nobel prize winning classic of Marquez, is a story that is set in a time period of 100 years and is loaded with strong, determined and inherent examples of caudillismo, hubris, pride, machismo and what-have-you.

    OpEdNews

  • Enrique Krauze is editor of the magazine Letras Libres caudillismo of Rafael Trujillo, the paradigm of a Latin American Dictator, in

    NPR Topics: News

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