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(in Mexico) a public square or plaza.
- ‘Here, the town square is triangular (space is at a premium) and called the Jardín instead of the more common zocalo or plaza mayor.’
- ‘In the town zocalo was a group of Indian women with their children.’
- ‘This 12-hour DVD projection, shown on a screen suspended in the middle of the gallery, records a day in the life of Mexico City's central square, or zocalo.’
- ‘For three years I lived two lives, shuttling between corporate boardrooms over the Dallas skyline and rowdy street rallies in colonial zocalos.’
- ‘More than 500 people - most in their teens and early 20s, nearly all indigenous - marched out of the zocalo, or city center.’
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