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Neymar Jr. Has Become The World Cup Meme Of The Year And People On The Internet Can’t Get Enough

As a result of the 2018 World Cup, there have been several victory celebrations, sorrowful losses, and best of all, hilarious memes. One of the internet’s favorite meme victims has been Neymar da Silva Junior. This Brazilian soccer player was made fun of for the overdramatic way he would fall and roll around the ground. Even though Brazil has now been eliminated from the World Cup tournament, these Neymar Jr. memes still keep circulating around the internet. And here are just a few of the best ones… ????

After watching Neymar Jr. fall onto the ground numerous times, people on the internet began to suggest that he should use a baby walker to help keep him on his feet.

CREDIT: @GM_Kariuki / Twitter / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

These photoshop skills are phenomenal.

Others turned Neymar Jr.’s roll into an animated video of him being kicked around the field like a soccer ball.

CREDIT: @tacbanguy / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lol ????Pobrecito Neymar.

As a form of comparison, some people dug up older videos that visually mimicked Neymar Jr.’s dramatic fall.

CREDIT: @azeemazli / Twitter / July 3, 2018

The ball didn’t even touch the goat. Lol

If Neymar Jr. were to have a family reunion, it would look a little something like this:

CREDIT: @paulmcclean / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lmao ????My question is, where is this video from?!

Considering how often Neymar Jr. would fall during his team’s World Cup matches, people figured that this is what his training looked like:

CREDIT: @KasthuriShankar / Twitter / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

Now this is the most intense soccer training I’ve ever seen.

If there’s one way Neymar Jr. would spend his hot summers, it would be by rolling into the pool like this:

CREDIT: @shruthi_ADK / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Lol. This is so spot on.

And if Neymar Jr. were a baby panda, he would be this one:

CREDIT: @girlings4 / Twitter / July 3, 2018

I can’t even laugh at this because it’s so cute.

The animation fun continued with this video of Neymar Jr. taking a roll all throughout town.

CREDIT: @ChiCityBrian / Twitter / July 3, 2018

He might as well travel the world.

Some people on the internet took it back to the classic space meme.

CREDIT: @StacyZuniga / Twitter / July 3, 2018

This type of meme will never get old. ????

And just in case you missed Brazil’s World Cup matches, here’s a demonstration of how Neymar Jr. looked like out on the soccer field.

CREDIT: @blogboysHQ / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Can’t believe someone took the time to do this. Lol

Also, if you’ve never seen Neymar Jr.’s workout routine, here it is:

CREDIT: @ItsMattMartin_ / Twitter / July 3, 2018

He is a roll master.

And if you could guess which animal Neymar Jr. is in this video, which one would it be?

CREDIT: @Oluwaseyanubabaralayemi / Twitter / July 3, 2018

I’m just going to take a wild guess and say that he’s the mouse rolling on the floor in this video.

Now, instead of teaching their dogs to roll over, people are just teaching their pets to “do the Neymar.”

CREDIT: @buitengebieden / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Before you know it, everyone’s dogs will be trained to “do the Neymar.”

In case you didn’t already know, Neymar Jr. once made an appearance on the show The Simpsons.

CREDIT: @FourFourTwo / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Neymar Jr. has to add this role onto his IMBD.

One person on the internet created an entire montage of different items, animals and people rolling on the ground. And of course Neymar Jr. was included in there.

CREDIT: @ThreeUK / Twitter / July 3, 2018

Question is, who did it better?

If there’s anything people have learned after watching Neymar Jr. in the World Cup, it’s that he’s quite fragile.

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Note to self: Be very careful when you’re around Neymar Jr.

To help prevent Neymar Jr. from falling again, some people are holding him up with pieces of tape.

CREDIT: @nalgonso / Instagram / Digital Image / July 3, 2018

I hope those pieces of tape are supportive enough.

This Neymar Jr. meme has gone so viral, that it’s now become a new type of challenge.

Now you can expect too see the Neymar challenge all across the internet.


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People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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Netflix has a new food show out and it has everyone buzzing. “Street Food: Latin America” is bringing everyone the sabor of Latin America to their living room. However, reviews are mixed because of Argentina and the lack of Central American representation.

Netflix has a new show and it is all about Latin American street food.

Some of the best food in the world comes from Latin America. That is just a fact and it isn’t because our families and community come for Latin America. Okay, maybe just a little. The food of Latin America comes with history and stories that have shaped our childhood. For many of us, it is the only thing we have that connects us to the lands our families have left.

The show is highlighting the contributions of women to street food.

“Street Food: Latin America” focuses mainly on the women that are leading the street food cultures in different countries in Latin America. For some of them, it was a chance to bring themselves out of poverty and care for their children. For others, it was a rebellion against the male-dominated culture of cooking in Latin America.

However, some people have some strong opinions about the show and they aren’t good.

There is a lot of attention to native communities in the Latino community culturally right now. The Argentina episode where someone claims that Argentina is more European is rubbing people the wrong way right now. While the native population of Argentina is small, it is still important to highlight and honor native communities who are indigenous to the lands.

The disregard for the indigenous community is upsetting because indigenous Argentinians are fighting for their lives and land.

An A Jazeera report focused on an indigenous community in northern Argentina who were fighting to protect their land. After decades of discrimination and humiliation, members of the Wichi community fought to protect their land from the Argentinian government grabbing it in 2017. Early this year, before Covid, children of the tribe started to die at alarming rates of malnutrition.

Another pain point in the Latino community is the complete disregard of Central America.

Central America includes Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Belize, and Panama. Central America’s exclusion is not sitting right with Netflix users with Central American heritage. Like, how can five whole countries be looked over during a Netflix show about street food in Latin America?

Seems like there is a chance for Netflix to revisit Latin America for more food content.

There are so many countries in Latin America that offer delicious foods to the world. There is more to Latin America than Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and Bolivia.

READ: This Iconic Mexican Food Won The Twitter Battle To Be Named Latin America’s Best Street Food

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Brazil’s Remote Indigenous Communities Are At Risk Of Covid-19 After Healthcare Workers Test Positive

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Brazil’s Remote Indigenous Communities Are At Risk Of Covid-19 After Healthcare Workers Test Positive

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The Coronavirus pandemic has been ravaging Brazilian cities for months. In fact, Brazil is number two in the world when it comes to both deaths and infections. Cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have struggled to carry on as much of the economy and the health care system has collapsed. Many have attributed these dire conditions as consequences of President Bolsonaro’s failed policies.

Now, Brazil’s remote Indigenous communities are facing a similar crisis – although one that could be even worse thanks to a severe lack of access to medical care. A team of medical workers sent to protect the country’s native populations has actually done the opposite – as more than a thousands workers test positive for the virus and have spread it among remote tribes.

For months, as the Coronavirus tore through Brazil, Indigenous tribes across the vast country have tried to protect themselves by strictly limiting access to their villages. Some have setup armed roadblocks and others have hunkered down in isolated camps.

But it appears that all of that may have been in vain. According to interviews and federal data obtained by The New York Times, the health workers charged by the federal government with protecting the country’s Indigenous populations may be responsible for spreading the disease in several Indigenous communities. More than 1,000 workers with the federal Indigenous health service, known as Sesai, have tested positive for Coronavirus as of early July.

As news of the infections spread across the villages, communities became alarmed. “Many people grabbed some clothes, a hammock and ran into the forest to hide,” said Thoda Kanamari, a leader of the union of Indigenous peoples in the vast territory, home to groups with little contact with the outside world. “But it was too late, everyone was already infected.”

Health workers say they have been plagued by insufficient testing and protective gear. Working without protective equipment or access to enough tests, these workers may have inadvertently endangered the very communities they were trying to help.

Now, news of the region’s first deaths linked to the virus have started to emerge and there’s fear it will get much worse.

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The remote villages that dot the Amazon region have also started to report their very first deaths linked to Coronavirus. Despite raging out of control in Brazil’s cities, remote Indigenous villages have faired quite well. That’s all beginning to change.

The Amazon region, which Brazil’s government says is home to greatest concentration of isolated Indigenous groups in the world, is now seeing an outbreak of Covid-19 – one that many fear will be hard to stop. Experts fear the new coronavirus could spread rapidly among people with less resistance even to already common diseases and limited access to health care, potentially wiping out some smaller groups.

So far, more than 15,500 Indigenous Brazilians have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, including at least 10,889 living in protected territories, according to Instituto Socioambiental, an Indigenous rights organization. At least 523 have died.

The alarming news comes as Brazil continues to struggle in its response to the pandemic.

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With nearly 2.1 million confirmed cases and more than 80,000 deaths, as of July 22, Brazil’s Covid-19 catastrophe is the world’s second worst, after the United States.

And now an illness that has ravaged major cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is at risk of spreading unchecked in some of the county’s most vulnerable communities. Health care workers, Indigenous leaders and experts blame major shortcomings that have turned Brazil into a global epicenter of the pandemic.

Robson Santos da Silva, the Army colonel at the head of Sesai, defended the agency’s response during the pandemic, and brushed off criticism as “a lot of disinformation, a lot of politics.”

Complicating the outbreak in Brazil’s remote villages (and even in the large cities) is that tests have been in short supply and often unreliable, which means some doctors and nurses with asymptomatic or undiagnosed cases have traveled to vulnerable communities and worked in them for days.

Criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic, within Indigenous territories and beyond, is mounting.

Brazil has largely struggled to contain the pandemic thanks to the policies of its populist right-wing president who has denounced the pandemic as nothing more than a “little flu.” Within a couple of months of the initial outbreak, Bolsonaro lost two health ministers – who were physicians – and replaced them with an Army general who has no experience in health care.

And the backlash to Bolsonaro’s failed policies seems to be growing. Early this month, a judge on Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the government to redouble efforts to shield Indigenous people from the virus by coming up with a comprehensive plan within 30 days and setting up a “situation room” staffed by officials and Indigenous representatives.

More recently, another Supreme Court judge generated consternation in the Bolsonaro administration by warning that the armed forces could be held responsible for a “genocide” over their handling of the pandemic in Indigenous communities.

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