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policiaco

  
      adj   , policíaco      adj   police    antes de s     
novela policíaca      detective story  
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"policiaco": examples and translations in context
Por último: se ha hablado de un Estado policiaco. My final point: people have talked about a police state.
La detención preventiva indefinida es, por supuesto, el fundamento de un Estado policiaco. Indefinite preventive detention is, of course, the foundation of a police state.
Primero restó importancia al asunto y lo ocultó, y luego tuvo -al menos en algunos casos- una reacción exagerada, hasta el extremo de adoptar medidas propias de un Estado policiaco. It first played the issue down and kept it under wraps and then - at least in some cases - overreacted, even taking measures appropriate to a police state.
"Nosotros los checoslovacos finalmente estamos encontrando nuestro arrojo", dijo, como si percibiera la nueva disposición de su pueblo a confrontar a los guardianes de su Estado policiaco comunista. "We Czechs are finally finding our courage," he said, as if sensing the people's new readiness to confront the guardians of their communist police state.
La Comisión debe actuar para exigir la retirada del ejército, que está siendo utilizado sin una base legal adecuada como instrumento policiaco y de represión política. The Commission should take steps to demand the withdrawal of the army, which is being used without a proper legal basis as a means of policing the public and of political repression.
Sin embargo, en realidad las posibilidades son muy escasas, ya que el Presidente Lukashenko, desde su elección en 1994, ha convertido el país en un Estado policiaco y en una falsa democracia. However, in reality, the chances are very small, as President Lukashenko, since his election in 1994, has turned his country into a self-isolated police state and a sham democracy.
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