Mexico Advances to World Cup’s Next Round Thanks to South Korea. Mexico Totally ❤️s South Korea

A new flag is born

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.

¡Viva Corea, Cabrones!

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Mexico Beats Korea 2-1 on Second World Cup Match –and Mexican Twitter Does it’s Thing

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.)

Vampipe, of course

El Dios Memo

 

Sombreros galore

Meanwhile in Kia Motors Monterrey…

Bamos megico

Yes it was THIS good

 

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Happy Hour starts NOW!

 

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SHOCKING: Light-skinned, Blond Mexicans are more Successful, Get Better Jobs: Study

Mexican güeritos in El Show de Cristina

The Mexican government has –finally– confirmed what this blogger has been hammering for, like, ages: The darker a person’s skin, the more difficult it is to get ahead in Mexico.

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.”

Oh, look! Scandinavian Mexicans

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.

Via: El Universal

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Hipster Vegans Want you to Eat an Avocado Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

This has to stop. Seriously.

Why cut your delicate hands trying to chop open an avocado when you can enjoy the wonders of the fruit without having to resort to a knife –or a tortilla?

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.

¡Ay, mátenme porque me muero!

Via: Veg News

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Mexicans Find Way Around Ban on Homophobic Chant

Via: Reddit

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.

Per Reuters:

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.

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Attention Gringos: Landon Donovan Wants you to Root for Mexico

It’s not me saying it, is this other gringo…

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Mexico 2026 Flag Spotted in Russia, Because Mexicou! 🇲🇽

Mexico hasn’t even played its first match in Russia 2018, but Mexicans are already sporting their Mexico 2026 flag, because we might never make it to the fifth match, but ¡Viva México, cabrones!

Oh, and BTW. How can anyone NOT like us?

Via: Reddit Mexico

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