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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