n.— «The incident is one of a rising number of forcible abductions in crime-ridden towns and cities flanking the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) U.S. border. They have become so common that local residents have coined a name for the phenomenon: the “levanton” or “big pickup.”» —“‘Disappearance’ new weapon in Mexico drug wars” by Aline Corpus, Tim Gaynor in Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Reuters Sept. 15, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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