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n. pl. cu·ran·de·ros
A man who practices folk medicine; an herb doctor.

[American Spanish, from Spanish curar, to cure, from Latin cūrāre, to cure, take care of, from cūra, care; see cure.]
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(Alternative Belief Systems) a male healer or shaman in Hispanic-America
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Noun1.curandero - a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
healer, therapist - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
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"The pueblo loves its curandero, so what do we gain out of making enemies?" says Zuloaga.
They receive an ally in Rafael Olvera (a sincere Raymond Cruz), a curandero (a traditional healer) whose old school arsenal against La Llorona generates a few chuckles but his deadpan machismo even more so.
Synopsis: A curandero is a traditional native healer, shaman or witch doctor found in Latin America, the United States and Southern Europe.
En numerosos textos, el curandero aparece como un charlatan embaucador y/o como un enfermo mental (en cualquier caso, como analogon de lo que Gustave Le Bon define en su Psychologie des Foules de 1895 como meneur), en un discurso que busca imponer la medicina cientifica y patologizar la medicina popular, en el marco de un proceso mas amplio de control de las culturas populares.
At a small house in the foothills of the Andes two days later, our group received a blessing from a curandero, a healer named Nicosia.