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  • In Central Mexico, mint, called hierba buena, is frequently added to meat and poultry dishes.

    The lighter side of Mexican cooking

  • The reeling, powerful perfume of those invisible green flowers, that the peons call buena de noche: good by night.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • But starting with Central Station, Latin American directors have found what many critics are calling buena onda, a consistent "groove" of relevant, top-drawer filmmaking that uses distinctly regional stories and styles but makes a connection with worldwide audiences.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • I really don't need or want a vacation any longer, as every day is a vacation from that previous "existence" and I depressurized a LONG time ago, almost 12 years ago in fact — la vida buena mexicana, something that few gringos truly get to appreciate.

    Cost of living in Mexican cities

  • You can think of it as an explanation of why she says eres buena gente.

    ..gente buena

  • Like if you want to talk about all the members of the PRI collectively as being nice people, you would say son buena gente.

    ..gente buena

  • Son buena gente if you're referring to a group collectively.

    ..gente buena

  • About close to 2 a.m., we were rocking and Sonia, I should say, was feeling pretty good … She was all smiles and loved to dance and at one point, she looked into my eyes and said, es mucho gusto conociendo ustedes porque son buena gente (she then grabbed my hand in both of hers and again looked me in the eyes again and said) eres firme.

    ..gente buena

  • My all-time favorite thing I ever heard (yes, it was said in my presence, in a client's living room) in Spanglish is this: Woman chastises her child, who is twisting the knob on the television: "Deja de monkear con la tele o te doy una buena!"

    Trueque

  • She was all smiles and loved to dance and at one point, she looked into my eyes and said, es mucho gusto conociendo ustedes porque son buena gente (she then grabbed my hand in both of hers and again looked me in the eyes again and said) eres firme.

    ..gente buena

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