nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (castigo) les fueron aplicadas sanciones de un millón de dólares they were fined a million dollars una sanción de tres partidos a three-game ban o/or suspension le será aplicada la sanción correspondiente (a un obrero) appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken [Derecho/Law] the appropriate sanction o/or penalty will be applied la sanción económica que se nos aplicó the fine we were given, the amount we were fined impusieron sanciones económicas/comerciales a Sudáfrica economic/trade sanctions were imposed on South Africa
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Gringo is a pejorative term in Latin America to refer to white English speakers, particularly North Americans. It has overtones of US intervention in Latin American internal affairs. In the eighteenth century the word was applied to foreigners who spoke little or no Spanish.