in the past in Mexico or Spain, a thief or highwayman
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or la•dron


n. Southwestern U.S.
a thief.
[1550–60; < Sp ladrón < Latin latrōnem, acc. of latrō mercenary, bandit]
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Pero cuando en sus vidas entran algunos ladrones, entre ellos una chica embarazada, y dejan intacta la habitacion del reborn, ellos entran en crisis: "?Por que no se lo habian robado?
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Periplos ilustrados, piratas y ladrones en el Caribe colonial.
Why is it that when the Spanish colonizers invaded the Philippines they called the Filipinos "ladrones" for taking away their armaments and other instruments of destruction, but Spain's systematic stealing of the wealth of the land was called the "Galleon Trade"?