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Nepotismo
Nepotism
Crispación
Tension
Concesionario
dealer
clientelismo
Spoils system: practice of obtaining votes with promises of government posts etc
Lustro
period of five years
bancada
delegation (noun)
chapa
sheet metal
sequía
drought
expropiar
to expropiate
para beneficio publico
reparto
distribution
brote
an outbreak (of violence etc)
denunciar
to report, denounce, condemn
incautar
to seize
archivar
to file, to shelve, to save
pivotar
to pivot
partidario
partisan, supporter
urna
ballot box, polls
andamiaje
scaffolding
ondear
to ripple, flutter, wave
dispensario
clinic
haber
assets, earnings. credits
filial
affiliate, subsidiary
devastar
to devastate
apoderado
proxy, representative; also power of attorney
pudiente
wealthy, rich
precariedad
precariousness, scarcity, instability
secuelas
consequences
contundente
a.‹objeto/instrumento› blunt;
‹golpe› severe, heavy
b.‹argumento/respuesta› forceful;
‹prueba› convincing;
‹victoria› resounding;
‹fracaso› crushing;
ganó de forma ~ he won convincingly;
un ademán ~ an emphatic gesture;
fue ~ en sus declaraciones he was categorical in his statements
mandato
term of office
lograr
to attain, achieve
impartir
to impart (clases)
forjar
to forge
narcomenudeo
drug dealing (small potatoes)
chivatazo
to tip-off, squeal
el lugar de los hechos
the scene (of the crime etc)
presunto
supposed, alleged
coartada
alibi
cacheo
frisking, search
trapicheo
shady deal
Acta
the minutes (of a meeting);
pleito
action, suit
argument, fight (colloq)
capo
gangster, hood
enfrascar
involved in
litigio
lawsuit, dispute
testaferro
straw man, figurehead, co-signer