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also com·pra·dore  (kŏm′prə-dôr′)
1. An intermediary; a go-between.
2. A native-born agent in China and certain other Asian countries formerly employed by a foreign business to serve as a collaborator or intermediary in commercial transactions.

[Portuguese, from Late Latin comparātor, buyer, from Latin comparāre, to buy : com-, com- + parāre, to get; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˌkɒmprəˈdɔː) or


(Historical Terms) (formerly in China and some other Asian countries) a native agent of a foreign enterprise
[C17: from Portuguese: buyer, from Late Latin comparātor, from Latin comparāre to purchase, from parāre to prepare]
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'Duterte cannot engage in a revolutionary war because he is a counterrevolutionary agent of foreign monopoly capitalists, big compradors and big landlords.
They have long been at the mercy of middlemen and the big time "compradors" who are able to hold them bondage.
'It is an attempt to cut out the traditional compradors who serve as the link between the disorganized coconut farmers and the copra traders or the big oil mills and who in the process make more money than the farmers,' he said in a Facebook post on Monday morning.
"In the guerrilla fronts and other areas administered by the people's democratic government of workers and peasants, political parties and candidates of all sorts have the right to campaign even in the elections conducted by the reactionary government of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats," he said.
As a result the bourgeoisies of the periphery proved unequal to the task of establishing themselves as independent ruling classes and instead were obliged to accept the role of compradors to the bourgeoisies of the center.
So, the big-time compradors sourcing their vegetables from
Like her predecessors, Corazon Aquino championed the interests of foreign monopoly capitalists and the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords.
Now, these farmers are no longer selling to them; they are under the stranglehold of big-time 'compradors' that are using middlemen to complete their dominance of the farm products trade.
Sison said the powers of government under the proposed federal system would be 'overconcentrated in the hands of Duterte on top of regional governments run by big compradors, landlords, corrupt bureaucrats and warlords like him.'
He said Duterte's scheme aims 'to set up a fascist dictatorship in the service of US imperialism and his fellow oligarchs among the big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats.'
Reyes said easing foreign ownership caps would 'strengthen oligarchs and compradors acting as local reps of big multinationals.'
For the past 50 years, these families dominated the political scene in the country while preserving the very same rotten system that favors foreign monopoly capitalists, big landlords and compradors.