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Canelo And Sylvester Stallone Are In A Commercial Together And It’s… Interesting

The highly-anticipated fight between Mexican boxing stars Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr. is getting closer and closer. The event, which takes place in Las Vegas on May 6th, pits Álvarez, a powerful, skilled boxer versus Chavez Jr., a bruiser whose father is one of the greatest fighters in Mexican sports history. Not only will the two pugilists make millions of dollars in the ring (although they supposedly agreed that the winner would win the full fight purse), they’re also making money from advertisements and sponsorships.

Here’s one somewhat bizarre ad featuring Canelo and “Rocky” star Sylvester Stallone:

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Wait — did anyone else watch that whole video like this?

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OK, getting Stallone, the man behind the iconic “Rocky” series, to star in an ad with Canelo makes total sense. The rest of what takes place in the video does not. Let’s break it down.

We start with Canelo, who is doing a little shadowboxing in the ring. Then we realize…

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

… the ring is infested with flies or bees, which appear to be ruining Canelo’s shadowboxing session.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

Look at poor Canelo flail around in futility. Gyms are sweaty and dank, so it doesn’t seem out of place for there to be a fly (or two) buzzing around.

Oh, wait. They’re definitely bees! Good ol’ Sly apparently brought a beehive to the gym. And he’s using it as a speed bag.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

Wyd, Sly? Maybe he wants Canelo to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”? Apparently no one told him he forgot the butterflies.

He also tells Canelo to “be bold,” even though Canelo’s shadowboxing form totally went to crap once the bees got in his face.

Canelo appears to be confused…

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

“¿Abejas? No mames, porque no me pone a perseguir gallinas o darle chingadazos a un medio de res?”

But he quickly realizes he’s getting a check for this commercial whether he understands it or not.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

“Si güey, lo que digas!” ?

Sly points at the beehive one more time, in case the whole beehive = speed bag thing isn’t totally clear.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

You can almost hear Stallone saying, “Get it?”

Then things switch over to a backyard BBQ, where Canelo is nursing a black eye.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

Canelo reaches for an effective, proven remedy for reducing swelling: ice. But a mysterious hand stops Canelo before he can swish his hands around in that cool, wet ice chest.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

It’s Stallone! So sly, that guy. He takes one look at Canelo’s eye and offers the sage advice that can only come from years of researching the fight game:

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

Stallone then offers a questionable alternative to ice: a thawed steak.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

Again, he implores Canelo to “be bold.”

Canelo takes one look at Stallone’s fuckery and decides to do this:

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

Canelo is probably thinking, “Este güey esta loco.” Looks like Canelo wasn’t a fan of Stallone’s beehive speedbag.

“Be bolder,” replies Canelo.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

OOOH, GOT EM!

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CREDIT: Supa Hot Fire / Giphy

Wait. “Be bolder”? Isn’t that exactly what you would do with a steak in that situation?

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

There is nothing revolutionary about throwing a steak onto a grill, Canelo.

Impressed by Canelo’s witty retort (and steak-throwing ability), Sly shakes Canelo’s hand.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

He probably whispers to Canelo, “Can you believe we’re getting paid for this?”

And the two live happily ever after.

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CREDIT: Tecate USA / YouTube

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Christmas is a special time of year. Families have their traditions to mark the festive year and some of those traditions are rooted in culture. Here are some of the ways various countries in Latin America celebrate Christmas.

El Pase Del Niño Viajero – Ecuador

El Pase del Niño Viajero is a pageant that happens in Ecuador that lasts weeks. The parade is meant to represent the journey of Mary and Joseph. The parade highlights the religious importance of Christmas in Ecuador and is most common in the Andean region of the country.

The biggest and most important parade is in Cuenca, a deeply religious city. Citizens near the city have all day to see the parade as it starts in the early morning and runs through the late afternoon. This gives people a lot of time to make it to the city to witness the parade.

La Gritería – Nicaragua

La Gritería comes after La Purisma. La Purisma is celebrated at the end of November and is meant to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. La Gritería is celebrated in early December and involves literal yelling. Someone would shout “Que causa tanta alegria?” (“What causes so much happiness?”) People respond “La Concepción de María.” (“Mary’s Conception.”)

Las Posadas – Mexico

Mexican posadas are the most recognizable. Posadas take place in Mexico from Dec. 16-24, though this year they are most likely to be virtual. The posada begins with a procession in the neighborhood filled with people singing and sometimes led by two people dressed as Mary and Joseph.

Another part is the posada party. Before guests can enter, there is a song exchange with the people outside playing Joseph looking for shelter. The hosts sing the side of the innkeeper saying there is no room. Eventually, the guests are welcomed into the home to celebrate Christmas.

Aguinaldos – Colombia

Aguinaldos are a series of games played by people in Colombia leading up to Christmas. There are certain games that are common among people in Colombia. One is pajita en boca, which requires holding a straw in your mouth the entire time of a social event. Another is dar y no recibir, which is about getting people to take something you are giving to score a point.

El Quema Del Diablo – Guatemala

El quema del diablo is celebrated in early December and is a way of letting go of the previous year. People burn piñatas and effigies of the devil to let go of all negative feelings and moments from the previous year. If there was every to try a new tradition, this would be the year. Burn an effigy and banish 2020 to the past, where it belongs.

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