- 2 (edificio) block; (conjunto de casas) housing complex (built around central space, lawn, etc) un bloque de apartamentos or (España/Spain) pisos an apartment block, a block of flats (inglés británico/British English) un bloque de apartamentos or (España/Spain) pisos de alquiler tenement block
- 4 (fuerza política) bloc el bloque del Este [Historia/History] the Eastern bloc en bloque (locución adverbial/adverbial phrase) en bloc, en masse
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.