Translation of mano negra in English:

mano negra

  • (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] no vale mano negra you're not allowed to help him ( o/or tell him the answer etc) en esa quiebra hubo mano negra there was something fishy about the way that company went bankrupt [familiar/colloquial]
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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.