The term paco It has multiple meanings according to geographic region. Its meaning has even changed with the weather . In many countries, Paco It is the nickname they receive who are called Francisco : the guitarist Paco de Lucía , businessman Paco Casal , the actor Paco León , the former footballer Paco Gento and other personalities share this nickname.
Starting from that meaning as a name, it is necessary to highlight a song that became a real milestone in Spain, in the late 60s and early 70s. We are referring to "Paco, Paco, Paco". Encarnita Polo (1939) is the interpreter of this composition, which in 2009 was relaunched again.
Specifically, it was remastered and even took center stage in different television programs and series, as well as commercials, resulting in it becoming one of the four most important songs of the summer of that 2009.
In Argentina , in the last decade the word paco became popular to name a class of drug that combines the cocaine base paste with other substances This drug, which is usually consumed by the lower classes for its reduced cost (although its presence extended to all social fields), is smoked as the crack . Experts say that its effects end in a short time (no more than fifteen minutes), which makes it a substance of great addictive power.
Specifically, it is established that, in addition to cocaine residues, it has other elements such as kerosene and sulfuric acid. Although we must not forget that, on other occasions, it also includes ether or chloroform.
People who use this drug go through a very short period of time through several phases. Thus, they begin with a state of euphoria that later transforms into depression, anguish and security. Then comes the time of strong addiction and finally concludes with a phase of psychosis and all kinds of hallucinations.
Due to the chemicals it presents, paco is considered one of the deadliest drugs: it weakens the muscles , causes ulcers, generates tachycardia and can even cause brain death in a few months.
Among the most frequent symptoms are also insomnia, vomiting, skin degradation, migraines, seizures and ulcerations in what are the lips.
Do not overlook that paco is also a word that has other meanings in different corners of the world. Thus, for example, both in Argentina and Uruguay, it is used colloquially to refer to a large sum of money.
In Chile , is known as pacos a los carabineros . This denomination, of derogatory character, allows to refer to the members of this uniformed police that was created in 1927 .
Nicaraguans, meanwhile, call paco a Tamale It carries honey, banana (banana), corn dough and other ingredients.
A lie , a type of mineral, the large level of something or a tone similar to red are also called paco according to the country.