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  • Probably the world’s most popular cuisine, an Italian meal is a masterpiece of structure: first the appetizer antipasto, often including a protein like cheese; then the primo plata, which is pasta or rice; the secondo plata, which is meat or fish; then the dolce, which will probably include fruit.

    THE HIGH SCHOOL REUNION DIET

  • I may be wrong, but I don't think we're seeing our own municipal and state police forces having to make the same kind of plata o plomo calculations.

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  • The Empire didn't have the cash, or the military muscle, to make a "plata o plomo" proposal to them like they did to the Caribbean slave holders.

    Taxes, Independence, and Canada, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Certain other terms marked locations thought to hold metallic riches and color-coded accordingly: plata = silver [Plateros = silversmiths] oro = gold [Santa María del Oro]

    Mexico's place names and their meanings

  • Bueno pues, no soy aprista ni mucho menos es toy de parte de ningun gopbierno para mi tooooooodos son igules prometen y despues se tiran la plata y se mandan a volar a otros paises despues de gobernar.

    Global Voices in English » Peru: Freezing Temperatures in Puno Result in Children Deaths

  • There was no getting around the rule written in stone -- plomo o plata, lead or silver.

    The Line/La Línea

  • Threats to these critical components of any democratic society emanate less from a restless military and more from heavily armed criminals who create havoc in once safe neighborhoods and target investigative journalists and honest judges with "plata o plomo" - money or lead.

    Ted Piccone: Will Obama Retreat on Democracy?

  • "No quiero níquel ni quiero plata: yo lo que quiero es romper la piñata."

    History of the piñata

  • Word verification -Plata: Ken I getcha plata pasta?

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  • We told a realtor that we were willing to buy for up to $4,000K plata (MX) and she pretty much sneered at us. - telling us that there was nothing available in that range.

    Are Foreigners Really Coming in Droves?

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  • according to my dictionary of lunfardo: money, fortune, shine, green, duckets (sic!), dead presidents, skrilla.

    August 18, 2008