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curandero

(ko͞o′rən-dâr′ō)
n. pl. curande·ros
A man who practices folk medicine; an herb doctor.
A native healer or shaman who uses herbal medicines in the primitive cultures of Central America
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Mas adelante, en 1947, Di Lullo sostiene que la curandera es una persona que cumple una gran funcion social en el campo santiagueno.
In Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia (15 Anniversary Edition), the reader can examine art depicting attending a fair, helping a grandmother do chores, killing a chicken for dinner, celebrating a birthday party, participating in a cakewalk, picking nopal cactus, observing a hammerhead shark on the beach, acting out the story of Mary and Joseph when they were seeking shelter at the Inn (the custom of Las Posadas), making tamales, celebrating the fifteenth birthday (Quinceanera), the use of a curandera (healer), and other scenes.
As curanderas in the classroom and participants in a community accountability process, we behold testimonies of violence, and we heal and seek to transform our trauma and our communities.
Weil graduated from Harvard Medical School and traveled to South America hoping to find answers from curanderas. His journey to the folk healers taught him that the answers he was seeking could be found within his own culture--and within himself.
None of the work would have been possible without the invaluable collaboration of Douglas Sharon and our Peruvian colleagues, especially curanderas Julia Calderon, Isabel Chinguel, and Olinda Pintado, curanderos German Santisteban and Leoncio Carrion, and herbalists Manuel Bejarano, Elmer Cruz, and Ivan Cruz.
Hay musicos, floristas, artesanos/as, albaniles, comerciantes, choferes, costureras/os, curanderas, etc.