11/7/16 The Guardian
The word chayote is a term originally from the Nahuatl language which denotes a greenish edible gourd. In Mexico, it also means a payment made by a politician to a journalist in exchange for favourable coverage.
Chapulín signifies “grasshopper” – but can also mean a politician who changes party affiliation in search of financial benefit.
Gallo means “rooster” but in a political context it stands for a political fixer or bagman.