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  • n. Plural form of panga.


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  • Boats that Mexican fishermen use are called pangas.

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  • Besides the guns, he said long knives known as pangas were found in the vehicles of some other party officials.

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  • Authorities say the seaborne smuggling crews, complete with boat captains, first mates and navigators, typically transport illegal immigrants on rickety fishing boats called pangas from villages and towns on the Baja peninsula such as Ensenada, about 80 miles south of San Diego.

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  • The local fishing boats, called pangas, roared past on drug missions.

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  • Referral Hospital - the country's second-largest - said most victims had been hacked to death with machetes known as "pangas," shot with bows and arrows, or burned.

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  • "Similar firm steps now need to be taken against the carrying in public of dangerous weapons such as pangas and spears," said DP spokesman on law and order Peter Gastrow.

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  • Cultural weapons, he stressed, were cultural accoutrements, and not lethal weapons such as pangas, axes and sharpened pieces of iron.

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  • The grisly report of mass murder by machete has a propaganda-information warfare element, but in the past the LRA has used machetes ( "pangas" is the local word) and other edged weapons to kill en masse.

  • After the hike, we boarded our "pangas" (small boats) and circled around to the other side of Bartolome to check out colonies of equatorial penguins. Recent Updates

  • "Don't go out alone at night; don't take 'pangas' with others on the trains …"



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