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The owner of a latifundio.

[Spanish, from latifundio, latifundio; see latifundio.]
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This is not the view of a latifundista looking to recover his old house and throw a family onto the streets (a common myth), but the experience of a Cuban who accepts that Cuba has changed and, despite abundant resources, remains destitute.
En La Casa de los Espiritus (1996), Isabel Allende, demuestra mediante el personaje de Esteban Trueba la existencia de dictadores no solo en el poder nacional, sino tambien en el nucleo familiar y latifundista.
12) The church was Mexico's largest latifundista (large landed estate holder).
El estilo narrativo anade, ademas, diversas formas del habla oral, entre ellas: la del inmigrante italiano, la del gaucho y la del aristocrata latifundista.
Here the largest latifundista, the primary landholder, is the [Venezuelan] state, the majority of [its holdings] unproductive.
De hecho, la politica economica sandinista durante los ochenta tuvo que reconocer el papel de los que habian sido el "no-pueblo," empresarios privados y latifundistas, para mantener la productividad economica y salvaguardar la unidad politica frente a la guerra de la Contra (Rowe y Schelling 182).
Regarding economic interests, Oliva pointed out that the violence-ridden Bajo Aguan area, where local campesinos and latifundistas (wealthy landowners) are clashing on land issues--with the former being regularly attacked by Army, police, and private security personnel on the landowners' side--is being considered as a site for mining, something the campesinos are opposed to (NotiCen, Nov.
At one extreme were the minifundistas [small farmers] and at the other the latifundistas [large landholders].
They replaced latifundismo, or large plantation ownership, with small property for campensino (rural agrarian) families; returned to indigenous villages the community property and water sources that latifundistas had confiscated from them; opened agricultural banks to make funds available to small farmers; and, established regional schools of agriculture and agricultural experimental stations.
The first modern paramilitaries were founded and funded by the latifundistas and the narcolatifundistas.
Together, argued Johnson, they challenged the political power of the latifundistas, expanded democratic institutions, and introduced needed reforms in social welfare, education, and industrial policy.
When he and his mother moved to a government-assigned apartment in Havana, Juan began hiding his sweet childhood memories and, later, constructing the lies necessary to get ahead: His mother had been a maid, his father had been killed fighting beside Fidel, everything but the truth--that he was from a family of latifundistas (landowners).