Italians Cater to Hungover Mexicans

Mexicans craving for a non-alcoholic drink after a night of excesses in Italy need not look further from a “Cruda!” vending machine at their local Italian eatery.

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Mexico First Lady not Regal, nor Maternal: ‘Washington Post’

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UPDATE: This story has been updated to add a video of Mexico First Lady speaking -in depth- about her butt and her method to decrease the horniness.

There is already talk of “controversy” around the July 2014 issue of Marie Claire Mexico and Latin American magazine, featuring Mexico’s first lady Angélica Rivera Peña alongside daughter Sofía Castro.

According to Robin Givhan, of The Washington Post, Rivera’s pose is not only “startling,” “provocative,” and “sexy,” but it clearly contrasts with contained images of U.S. first ladies, who tend to be more “regal” and/or “maternal” and pose in a way that they deny their own bodies.

Per Givhan piece:

“For an American woman who steps into the role of first lady, the body must be denied. It can’t be too exposed. Too strong.  Too overtly sexual. Beauty is acceptable — even expected. But that most intimate expression of self — sex appeal, sexuality — is off limits.” 

I totally agree, but calling Rivera un-regal, un-maternal purely based on the Marie Claire photo shoot, is not historically correct. The Washington Post -and all the other media that I’m sure will follow suit- would be well advised to look at other, more accurate portrayals of our our telenovela-actress-turned-first-lady.

You know… those from the time when we simply knew her as La Gaviota and she was more into bikinis than politics.

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Pssst, Americans: This is How you Celebrate a Goal

via: @JeffDLowe

Oh, did I mention this advice also applies to the Europeans?

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San Memo Graces Chicago’s ‘Hoy’ Front Page

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More from Mexico’s awesome tie with five-time World Cup winner Brazil here (in Spanish)

Hat tip: @fitzbeat

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AP: Santos Wins Re-election in Columbia, not Colombia

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From the #ItsColombiaNotColumbia department.

Hat tip: @gabosama

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Karl Marx Has Message for Mexican Youth

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A more modern -and way more challenging- variation of the famous “Workers of the world, Unite!” rallying cry was found this week in the walls of Mexico City.

Photo: Laura Martínez, Mexico City, 2014

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Mexican Rats Smoke Cigarettes, and are Dying From it

The infamous dead rat is back on Mexico's cigarettes packaging.

The infamous dead rat is back on Mexico’s cigarettes packaging.

Let Other countries use graphic images of low-weight babies, cancerous lungs or people exhaling smoke through a tracheotomy opening to show the perils of smokers. The Mexican government has decided to go a slightly different way.

In a move announced earlier this year, Mexico’s health authorities decided to bring back the image of a dead rat covering the top half of cigarette packages. The reason? It is the one image that –according to a survey among Mexican smokers– will be more likely to help them quit.

Yeah, right.

Mexico’s health authorities do not see this, but I know smokers are just screwing with their heads.

 

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