- cuerda (f) floja (before n) a high-wire act un número en la cuerda floja, un número de equilibrismo high-wire artiste equilibrista (mf), funámbulo, -la (m,f)More example sentences
- The girls look down from the high wire riding bicycles across the taut cable toward each other.
- Loretta Bailey, especially, who tackles Maria with a flighty charm, is performing on a very high wire.
- This is not a momentary wobble: at this point the acrobat has slipped off the high wire altogether and brought the show to a tragic halt.
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peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.