Translation of mano negra in English:

mano negra

  • (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] no vale mano negra you're not allowed to help him ( o tell him the answer etc) en esa quiebra hubo mano negra there was something fishy about the way that company went bankrupt [colloquial/familiar]
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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.