American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southwest Colombia near the Ecuadorian border. Founded in 1539, it was the site of an 1832 treaty by which Colombia and Ecuador became separate states. Population: 321,000.
- n. an active volcano in southeastern Colombia in the Andes
“Now what is mayor is saying of Pasto, which is one of the nearby villages, he's saying that this evacuation order is mandatory.”
“The Patía is the main river but it receives the waters of the Quilcacé, Guachicono, Mayo, Juanambú, Pasto and Guaitara rivers.”
“I don't see them fighting for his release, he said of the government in a phone interview with The Associated Press from his home in the southern city of Pasto.”
“In Colombia, people carry the stereotype of the region from which they come, some flattering, e.g., the most beautiful Colombian women are supposedly those of Cali, some not so flattering, e.g., the friendly people of Pasto made the butt of manyjokes.”
“This is -- these are pictures from the city of Pasto, very close to where Karl was reporting from.”
“On the phone is Karl -- on the videophone is CNN's Karl Penhaul in -- in or near Pasto, Colombia -- Karl.”
“And then, seven miles away, we've got the city of Pasto, home to half a million people.”
“Now, there was a lot of ash and these dust clouds falling on the city of Pasto in the course of the day.”
“And then as you move into the main city of Pasto, then there are solid shelters there.”
“Also, some of the people from the outlying villages are likely to have relatives in Pasto.”
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