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This Woman Found Brujería In Her Wall During A Home Renovation And How Is She Still Standing There?!

Cuidado: this post contains actual brujería which may cause goosebumps and a high need for access to holy water.

Being Latino means growing up believing that an entire other plane of existence is all around you. Let a curandero read you and you know you’re constantly surrounded by spirits; that your spirit guide is a giant bald tattooed man (true story); that you were a bruja in a past life, living by a lake and using it as your own magical cauldron. We all have our own stories of making contact with the dead and the spirits around us. Usually, we share our stories with the people who believe, needing no proof but our word. Unless you’re Sandra.

On June 23, 2019, Sandra was minding her own business renovating her own pinche home when brujería found her. In fact, brujería had been living with her family all along and she only just discovered it.

Sandra’s family decided to knock down a wall in their home and found an assortment of obvious brujería inside the wall.

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“We been living in this house for like six years now lol,” Sandra followed up. You know that “lol” is all kinds of nervous laughter. ????At least she had the good sense to wear a glove to prevent skin contact with the trapped spirit inside that feather.

Like, what is this? Can anyone explain what this is and what it can be used for?

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All we know is that Sandra’s family home is in Denver, Colorado and that the brujería must have dated before 2013 when the family moved in. Her padre was off work for a week and “he needed something to do,” which prompted the renovation. Latino dads are restless and it is clear that they were not expecting to find any of these artifacts hiding behind the wall.

There were also velas, matches and “OLD gum and weird red rocks” in the wall. *shivers*

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Someone had the courage to ask Sandra for an explanation of the photo she shared. “It was mad feathers, candles, matches, OLD gum and weird red rocks,” she replied. The very fact that these brujas were not allowing any lighters to be involved is just further proof that this was a bruja ceremony.

Sandra’s comadres were quick to come in with some protective measures.

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“Pour rubbing alcohol and sugar, then burn it sis. That sh** is wild,” tweets one friend. Look. We all have our experiences and beliefs around brujería. First and foremost, Latinos are believers, no question. Most of us just don’t mess with it because we fully understand its power and consequences by allowing that kind of energy into your life. Another friend told her straight up, “Ask a santero.”

Time to meet brujería with brujería lite.

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“Get your house blessed! hang up some crosses,” replies another friend. Ever wondered why Santería was born so naturally? Tell a bunch of Taínos and brujas that, also, this holy water will repel evil spirits and we just add it to our collection of tools. Slap a Saint on that vela and now you have the power of that spirit behind you. We’re not saying it doesn’t work. We’re not questioning the powers of anyone. *makes the sign of the cross*

Others think that Sandra’s family is already cursed.

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We love a friend whose going to be so brutally honest and unhelpful. It’s all over, comadre. Bendiciones to you and your family. Honestly, if we were to add all the superstitions of every Latinx family and take it as truth, we wouldn’t be able to do anything without it being bad luck.

So much for renovating the home–now you have to move.

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HGTV, we’re waiting for this quality-level plot twist. Bait us, por favor. We need follow-ups! Meanwhile, Justin a.k.a. @cozyyJ came in with something to consider, “Nah y’all buggin. Everyone here saying brujería but what if this shit was blessing ya house and now you took it away.”

Over a month post-brujería and Sandra says “so far so good lol.”

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Is it just me or am I reading into that “lol” as nervously-kidnapped-by-spirits laughter? No? Just me? We’re avoiding eye contact with all the walls and lighting mad velas for you girl.

READ: Aja’s ‘Brujería’ Is The Anthem For All Of The Brujas Who Are Just Living Their Best Life

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Latino Twitter Gifted The World With These Seriously Good Inauguration Memes

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Latino Twitter Gifted The World With These Seriously Good Inauguration Memes

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It’s official: the United States has a new president! Yesterday was Inauguration Day in the U.S. and we welcomed Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President.

It was an historic day full of major milestones for the country and the world – and that was made obvious by the sheer amount of attention paid to the day’s events. One has to look no further than the amount of memes that were produced in the wake of the inauguration, from Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga to Bernie Sanders and the adiós to Donald and Melania Trump.

As usual, Latino Twitter showed up with the memes and left many of us on the floor laughing our a** off. These are some of the honorable mentions from a day full of historical moments and incredible memes.

Tío Bernie may have stolen the spotlight from President Biden with his very practical inauguration attire.

The long-serving Vermont senator was there to watch proceedings, bracing the D.C. cold to witness Biden being sworn in as president. To withstand the cold climes, Sanders came prepared in a big old reliable coat and mittens – with his inaugural look and general demeanour waiting for the event to begin capturing the creativity of the internet through a series of ‘Cold Bernie’ memes.

Bernie was everywhere!

The former presidential candidate was popping up in all sorts of places as the Internet memed him into a frenzy.

And he was all of us…

The former aspiring presidential candidate later addressed the attention his outfit was getting in an interview with Gayle King, noting: ‘You know in Vermont we know something about the cold and are not so concerned about good fashion, we want to keep warm and that’s what I did today.’

The Internet has even created a website where you can insert Tío Bernie into any scene you want with Google Maps.

And yes, it actually works!

Michelle Obama told us all how she felt without telling us all how she felt.

When Michelle and Barack Obama departed the White House in 2017 to make way for Donald and Melania Trump to take over the reigns, Michelle did not hide how difficult and upsetting she found the moment. So a lot of people were thrilled to see the Michelle we know and love, happy, thrilled and generally paving the way at the 2021 inauguration ceremony.

Lady Gaga giving the world Hunger Games vibes…

Lady Gaga had the honour of performing the American national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and, of course, she ‘killed’ it. The dramatic and rousing performance was made even better by her custom-made Schiaparelli gown, adorned in the US colours and complete with patriotic hidden meanings. However some thought they’d seen it – particularly the brooch – before…

Then there were the adiós Trump memes that left Mexican Twitter on fire!

A la verga! Adiós, Señor Trump! 👋

This one is too good!

I. Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

Mexican Facebook was also on fire!

This Twitter user is too right, Mexican Facebook really is undefeated!

And some want to reclaim red hats!

If you could bring back red hats, what would yours say?

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Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo Had an Adorable Exchange on Twitter and Now Fans Are Calling For a Collab

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Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo Had an Adorable Exchange on Twitter and Now Fans Are Calling For a Collab

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You may have heard of Olivia Rodrigo, the 17-year-old Disney Channel actress who has recently take the music industry by storm with the success of her debut single, “Driver’s License”.

Well you wouldn’t be the only one who is thinking about her. Recently, Cardi B tweeted about the viral song, namely lamenting over the fact that she does not have her driver’s license.

On Tuesday, Cardi tweeted out her frustration about the fact that she has to rely on other people to fulfill her late-night McDonald’s cravings.

“Just like that girl [who] wrote a song about getting her driver’s license, Imma write a song about the struggle of not having a drivers license,” she wrote. “I really wanted my McDonald’s at 4am last night instead of today, but I couldn’t so I felt asleep hungry.” More relatable words have never been spoken, tbh.

Shocked that the Bronx-born rapper even knows who she is, Rodrigo tweeted a response back at Cardi.

“Girl i will pick u up and take u wherever u wanna go,” Rodrigo wrote back.

Cardi, for her part, seemed excited to find a driver to take her on late-night McDonald’s runs. She wrote back: “Yaaayyy!!! Let’s go to McDonald’s and get happy meals!”

Cue the influx of Twitter stans demanding a future Olivia Rodrigo x Cardi B collab.

Olivia Rodrigo is just as surprised about “Driver’s License” success as everyone else is.

Rodrigo recently told Billboard that this past week, when “Driver’s License” shot to No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart has been “the weirdest week of my whole life.”

Rodrigo was a relatively unknown Disney Channel star on Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” before this song hit the airwaves. Now she’s a pop sensation.

“So many people that I look up to have reached out and expressed their love for the song, which is absolutely surreal,” she told Billboard. But I truly am just the same 17-year-old girl, doing statistics homework in my bedroom.”

While many people are wondering what Rodrigo’s background is, she is proudly half-Filipino.

While some people have mistakenly called Olivia Rodriguez Latina, she is actually of Filipino descent, just like previous “High School Musical” star, Vanessa Hudgens. Just like Latin American countries, the Philippines were colonized by Spain–that is why so many people of Filipino descent have Spanish-sounding last names.

Rodrigo has talked at length about her cultural and familial roots. “My great-grandfather immigrated here from the Philippines when he was just a teenager. He’s my grandma’s dad, and my grandpa is also Filipino as well,” Rodrigo revealed in an interview with the Center for Asian American Media back in 2018.

“My dad grew up in a house where they were always making Filipino food, his grandpa always spoke Tagalog. All of those traditions have trickled down to our generation.”

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