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Echar un Coyotito

In Mexico, echar un coyotito — literally, “throw a little coyote” — means “to take a short nap.” In Venezuela, it’s more common to talk about a quick snooze using echar un zorrito, the word zorrito being a diminutive...

podiacide

podiacide  n.— «“It was an act of ‘podiacide,'” otherwise known as shooting yourself in the foot, Bolton told reporters.» —“Bolton: Chavez speech cost Venezuela seat” by Edith M. Lederer Baltimore...

joropo

joropo  n.— «If you ask accomplished pianist and composer Claudia Calderon to best describe “joropo”—a style of music indigenous to both Venezuela and her native Colombia—she would say it’s an off-shoot of American jazz...

pop up

pop up  n.— «Venezuela, even a generic Venezuela as an example, is a wonderful test case. That is why it is referred to as a “pop up,” an unanticipated threat. I have seen the term “pop up” being used for years to...

bull tailing

bull tailing n. a sport in which mounted riders take down bulls by the tail. Editorial Note: Also known in English as steer tailing. Known in Venezuela as toros coleados; in Mexico as las colas or colas en el lienzo. (source: Double-Tongued...