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 (käm′pĭ-sē′nō, kăm′-)
n. pl. cam·pe·si·nos
A farmer or farm worker in a Latin-American country.

[Spanish, from campo, field, from Latin campus; see campus.]


n, pl -nos
a Latin American rural peasant


(ˌkɑm pɛˈsi nɔ)

n., pl. -nos (-nôs). Spanish.
(in Latin America) a peasant or farmer.
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The letter goes on to say, "We are calling for recognition of campesinos, full access to civil and political rights and to economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights to live in dignity.
As has become standard practice with the 129 murders since 1989, authorities attempted to reduce the crimes to internecine struggles among campesinos and more recently to actions by the illusory Ejercito del Pueblo Paraguayo (EPP).
This saves farmers money and labor," says Bollen of Manos Campesinos.
IN LATE JANUARY 2005, six Mayan campesinos were killed on a Guatemalan plantation; the campesinos said plantation guards had kidnapped a campesino for stealing fruit from shade trees.
In her discussion of the rise and fall of one conservation program, the cooperative alliance involving rural campesinos and government agents for protecting the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve of Mexico, she examines both levels, analyzing both the genesis and the failure of the project in terms of political attitudes underlying the creation of the reserve, fears of campesino rebellion over lost agricultural land, US environmentalist ecotourism agendas, differing levels of access among campesino communities to development aid, differing farming practices, and the economic frustrations unresolved by development programs.
Until that time, Castro had been just another bandit in the Oriente mountains of Cuba with a handful of followers who had terrorized the campesinos, that is, the peasants, throughout the countryside.
On May 29, 1978, members of the Guatemalan army shot indiscriminately into a crowd of Maya Kekchi campesinos who had gathered in the town square of Panzos, Alta Verapaz, to express demands for land.
The muralists' vibrant brush strokes of color and form engage the hearts and soul of both the nonliterate campesinos and urban elites.
Cuban campesinos now hold 25%, or about 268,000 hectares, of the island's arable land.
In the past 25 years, more than 100 politically outspoken campesinos have also been murdered in the aforementioned departments.
In 1997, battered by their country's civil war, approximately 1,500 campesinos from San Jose, Colombia, established a zone they called the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado.