Zapata's Revenge: Free Trade and the Farm Crisis in Mexico

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
AND NAMES
agrarismo
Policies affecting land tenure
cacique
Local rural boss
campesinistas
Those committed to the promotion and protection of campesino interests and who believe in the endurance of the peasantry as a special social sector.
campo
Countryside
comunero
Member of an indigenous agrarian community
comunidad agraria
Indigenous agrarian community
concertación
Process of government consultation with different social sectors
descampesinistas
Those who believe that the peasantry is a state of disintegration and that campesinos are becoming primarily proletarians, not farmers.
comisaridos ejidal
Ejido directorate
ejidatario
Ejido member
ejido
Category of land tenure that grants userights to agrarian reform communities in which there are usually individual parcels and common lands.
haciendas
Large rural estates
hectare
2.47 acres
indigenismo
Philosophy and policies about indian people in Mexico
latifundio
Large rural estate characterized by extensive (nonintensive) ranching and farming

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