What is a Caudillo?

Introduction A caudillo (old Spanish: cabdillo, from Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput “head”) is a type of personalist leader wielding military and political power. There is no precise definition of caudillo, which is often used interchangeably with “warlord” and “strongman”. The term is historically associated with Spain, and with Hispanic America after virtually all of… Read More