This is what happened. On Wednesday morning, Sweden beat Mexico 3-0, but Mexico managed to advance to the next round of the 2018 World Cup because Germany was eliminated after falling 2-0 to South Korea on the same day.
This, of course, made it for a massive Mexican-Korean party worldwide that I’m sure will last all day long –and probably will go on for the long weekend and until the next Mexico game (Monday, July 2.)
As soon as the news of the German defeat broke, Mexicans in the stadium started to chant and hug each other even when their team was losing 3-0 to Sweden and was clear it will never recover. Chilangos in Mexico City, meanwhile, took to the streets and marched all the way to the South Korean embassy to thank Koreans for “their service” in the most awesome way; singing the popular Cielito Lindo, bringing gifts to the Korean Ambassador and lifting random Koreans in arms and cheering them on. ¡Hermano, coreano, ya eres mexicano!
Similar scenes were recorded everywhere, from New York to Moscow and from Los Angeles to Seoul.
There’s a ton happening right now, but CLICK ON the following slideshow to see only a few of the best memes regarding our new hermanos coreanos.
Mexico claimed their second win of the World Cup as they beat Korea on Saturday. Carlos Vela and Javier Hernández (aka Chicharito) put the goals that made an entire nation sing El Cielito Lindo in tandem. There were, of course, tons of Twitter reactions from my favorite tuiteros mexicanos. Here are some of my faves (though I’ll be updating this through the day.)
A study commissioned by Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) concluded that skin color “has an influence on the level of education that people reach as well as the employment opportunities available to them.”
And that is not all. A previous study by Mexico’s National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED), also showed that a whopping 20 percent of Mexicans’ “don’t feel comfortable with the color of their skin and many feel they had been discriminated against because of their physical appearance, mainly for being dark-skinned.
“Discrimination against people of brown complexion has been normalized for a very long time,” Evelia Reyes, a social and cultural history educator at the College of Mexico, told Mexico’s Animal Político.
You don’t say.
I’m no social worker or history educator and know almost nothing about research. But I’ve been watching Mexican television long enough to have an idea or two of where this whole “normalization” comes from.
Oh, and if you want to be further depressed, WATCH the video below. SIGH.
That is the promise of Cado, an “avocado-based frozen dessert” crafted by a very white group of vegan people and designed to satisfy your avocado craving –without the dairy and/or the other actually great things about, well, avocados.
Per a review of this thing by Veg News (LOL)
Organic avocado is cold-pressed, sweetened, and flavored before being churned to a silky, smooth consistency. The fruit’s subtle floral aroma lightly infuses each variety, but flavors such as Deep Dark Chocolate, Simply Lemon, and Mint Chocolate Chip shine through for a unique take on our favorite frozen treat.
We all have heard this time and again, no matter how many times the FIFA reprimends Mexico and Mexicans for the infamous Ehhhh Puto!!!!! chant, Mexicans will find ways to get around the thing.
BTW. The latest happened just today, after FIFA said it was looking into reports of the homophobic chants by Mexico fans during Mexico’s 1-0 World Cup win against Germany at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium.
FIFA said it was collecting the different match reports and potential evidence in regards to the matter, including the one from the anti-discrimination match observer who was present at the game as part of FIFA’s anti-discrimination monitoring system.
As the world preps for the biggest Latin party in the whole wide world (i.e. the World Cup) Mexican lingerie brand Vicky Form has come with an awesome idea to make us, ladies, enjoy the Cup like our HOMBRES!
But how? I’m glad you asked. I give you the world’s first ever vibrating panty, one that can be yours for only $999 pesitos and will vibrate to make you and your partner … come, I guess, during the entire tournament. Here’s the promise:
Until today women have not shared with their partners the passion with which they enjoy the soccer matches. That’s why we developed Feel the Game (Siente el Juego) the first smart panty that is synchronized with the games to transform the intensity of the plays in vibrations.
Unsurprisingly, the upcoming reunion (theirs, not mine) is already shaping up to be a very loco experience.
Take Singapore’s Mexican restaurant Lucha Loco, which is promising to “make tacos great again” by selling specialty tacos called “El Gringo” and “El Hombre Cohete” (Rocket Man.) “The former has the flavors of an American cheeseburger, while the latter is packed with Korean fried chicken,” executive chef Nelson Burgos told The Associated Press.
If a Korean fried chicken taco is not your thing, the restaurant will also be offering customers the chance to smash piñatas shaped as caricatures of the two leaders, which –you know?– might be a very therapeutic idea to be honest.
And just when I thought Thalía had retired and/or decided to dedicate her free time tending to her kids and her fancy Manhattan life and such, she has taken over my Twitter timeline to pitch her new reggaeton single.
Titled No me acuerdo (I Don’t Remember) this “thing” is a collaboration with Dominican singer Natti Natasha and it can be found on Spotify’s Latino Caliente playlist –because where else?
Go ahead and listen if you dare. It sounds exactly like what you’d expect from a Latino Caliente thing.
This blogger’s favorite Peruvian artist is back on the scene, this time with a video filmed in Iquitos, Peru cheering for Peru’s National Soccer team and –for the most part– thanking coach Ricardo Gareca for taking the team to a World Cup after so many years! (36 to be precise.)
Mind you, the lyrics of this thing are just as awesome as the visuals. Here’s a taste:
Peru, positive claws for all my boys
Thank you, Gareca, for taking us to the World Cup after all these years
Thank you, boys, we’re one voice
Let’s all yell together the goals of Peru, trah-lah-lah