el estómago
stomach
la foto
photo
la mula
drug mule
los rayos X
x-rays
la rosa
rose
el camello
(colloquial) job
el cultivo
plantation
la plata
money
renunciar
to quit (one's job)
la flor
flower
el bebé
baby
de regreso
back
tratar
to treat
el chino
kid; baby
el cuerpo
dead body; cadaver
ir del cuerpo
to do one's business (euphemism)
embarazada
pregnant
enfermarse
to get sick
morirse
to die
los preparativos
preparations
la aduana
customs
entregar
to deliver
hacer daño
to hurt
la pepa
(drug) pellet
reventarse
to burst
tratar de
to try to
tragar
to swallow
amar
to love
asustar(se)
to (be) frighten(ed)
dejar
to allow
la dirección
address
el pasaje
ticket
probar
to prove
la prueba
test
quedarse
to stay
quedarse con
to keep
regresar
to return; to go back
el tipo
guy
volarse
to run off
María
main character who works in a flower factory in Bogota, Columbia; takes a job as a drug mule in NY
Juan
María boyfriend who leaves her after she gets pregnant
Blanca
María's friend who also becomes a drug mule; can be very selfish
Diana
María's sister who lives at home with her infant son; baby's father left her so she relies on María for money
Pachito (Pacho)
María's baby nephew and Diana's son; father abandoned him and Diana
Franklin
María's friend who tells her about the drug mule job
Felipe
Franklin's cousin
Javier
boss of the entire drug trafficking operation
Lucy
woman that María meets who is also a drug mule
Clara
Lucy's sister who lives in NY with her husband Pablo; lets María stay with her for a few days
Pablo
Clara's husband who lives in NY and lets María stay in their apartment for a few days
Don Fernando
man in NY who helps María find out what really happened to Lucy