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n. A type of Mexican horseman


Charro is a term referring to a traditional horseman from Mexico, originating in the central-western regions primarily in the states of Jalisco, Michoacan, Zacatecas, Durango, Chihuahua, Aguascalientes, and Guanajuato. The Spanish terms vaquero and ranchero ( cowboy and rancher) are similar to the charro but different in culture, etiquette, mannerism, clothing, tradition and social status.

Charreada has become the official sport of Mexico and maintains all rules and regulations original to the practice since colonial times up to the Mexican Revolution.

Charro (Mexican politics)

In Mexican politics and labor, a charro or líder charro ("charro leader") is a government-appointed union boss.