- 1 1.1 (de una vela) wick 1.2 (de armas, explosivos) fuse mecha de seguridad safety fuse mecha lenta slow fuse aguantar mecha [familiar/colloquial] to grin and bear it, stand the gaff (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial] a toda mecha [familiar/colloquial] like greased lightning [familiar/colloquial], like the clappers (inglés británico/British English) 1.3 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) (broca) bit
- 3(mechas femenino plural)3.1 (en peluquería) highlights (plural) hacerse mechas to have highlights put in 3.2 (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] (pelo) ¡mira cómo tienes las mechas! look at the state of your hair! [familiar/colloquial], your hair's a bit of a mess! [familiar/colloquial] la agarró de las mechas she grabbed her by the hair ser tieso de mechas (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to be pigheaded [familiar/colloquial] ser tirado de las mechas (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to be ridiculous
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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.