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  • Friends say that the younger Mr. Bo recently considered, but finally decided against, leaving Harvard to work on an Internet start-up called guagua.com.

    Children of the Revolution

  • Once her loan is fully funded, Edita will travel several hours by bus (called a guagua) to the larger city of Higuey on the eastern coast to buy her merchandise.

    Kiva Loans

  • A 1-1/2 hour travel in a popular Japanese Hino "guagua" (truck) took us deep into Havana Province.

    CASTRO VIEWS ON INTL RELATIONS EXPRESSED

  • I rented a Spanish-language movie from Redbox the other day and split my ribs laughing at how Puerto Ricans say guagua for "bus."

    Como se dice "plumber"? & discusson of Dictionaries

  • And I logged onto Tu Babel, the on-line regional Spanish dictionary to refresh myself on all the Ecuadorian-specific slang I grew up with in my grandmother's house that I've since forgotten (I still get to hear "achachai!" every once in a while from my dad when he gets cold, but other words - like "canguil" for popcorn and "guagua" for child - will jar me into nostalgia).

    Esther J. Cepeda: Where in Chicago is Ecuador?

  • "The bus - la guagua - always comes for those who wait."

    The Seattle Times

  • "The bus -- la guagua -- always comes for those who wait."

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • [guagua] or visited a coffee shop, and I do not know what else they had.

    Cuba: Fidel Castro Remarks at CTC Congress 28 Apr

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  • in Chile it means baby

    April 16, 2009

  • "As we sat on her tiny balcony, drinking aƱejo sobre las rocas, while people flowing in and out of the tiny apartments above, beside and below us, and the old red buses, affectionately known as guaguas, groaned and shrieked down the hill, disgorging streams of workers, she said, 'It's a hard life, but a good life.'"
    - 'Women and power in Cuba', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008