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Caught On Camera: A Man Threw A Full Trompo To The Ground Sparking Outrage And Sorrow Over The Sad Moment

There are few things in the world as sacred as tacos, especially after a late night of partying. However, in the neighborhood of Tlalpan in Mexico City, one man has gone viral for committing an atrocious offense: knocking a trompo to the ground. The Twitter video is going viral for all the wrong reasons and people are devastated by the action of one upset man.

According to one Twitter user, a man, identifying himself as a deputy, harassed a taquero claiming they weren’t allowed to be setup where they were.

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The video shows the man rushing up to the taquero and taking a swing at him. The video doesn’t show what happened before but the start of the video makes it seem like the random man had a real issue with the taquero. After he missed his punch, the man, who’s identified as a deputy, takes aim at the trompo of meat and brings it to the ground.

Mexican Twitter woke up and was immediately devastated by the upsetting video.

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The sheer image of the man lunging for the trompo is enough to make anyone freak out. Like, who would ever do that to an innocent trompo? Why would someone take away the joy of all the people hoping for their tacos?

The cruel attack on the innocent trompo has left many in serious disbelief.

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It is truly a very sad scene. All of our hearts dropped with the trompo and are left shattered on the ground.

All of the hungover people in the neighborhood were truly saddened by the lack of their hangover cure.

Imagine that. You spend a night partying with your besties. Everything is great. The night is over, you crash into your bed and wake up with a headache and craving for the tacos al pastor from your neighborhood taquero. However, the taquero is out of business because the trompo is destroyed.

People are really feeling for the partygoers desperately seeking their tacos.

The world is already a crazy place when you have been drinking. The sudden disappearance of a taqueria while drunk would be one of the most disorienting moments in the night.

#LordTacos left everyone lost for words as they tried to figure out their emotions.

[sobs in Spanish]

All of Mexico feels the pain witnessed in the video.

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Honestly, everyone in the U.S. who has ever enjoyed a taco after a night of partying is also feeling the pain. It truly is a crime for the books because who would ever attack an innocent trompo.

There is one thing for sure, #LordTacos is one of the most despised people on Twitter right now.

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It is 2019. Camera phones are everywhere. How can anyone think that they can get away with any kind of violence like this? When will people learn that moments like this are gold for social media?

You can watch the full confrontation below!

What do you think about the man’s attack of the tromp?

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Mexican Politician Accused Of Rape Vows To Block Elections Unless He’s Allowed To Run

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Mexican Politician Accused Of Rape Vows To Block Elections Unless He’s Allowed To Run

It’s an election year in Mexico and that means that things are heating up as candidates fight for the top spot. At the same time, Mexico is experiencing a burgeoning fight for women’s rights that demands accountability and justice. Despite all the marches and protests and civil disobedience by hundreds of thousands of Mexicans, it remains to be seen how much change will happen and when. 

Case in point: Félix Salgado, a candidate for governor of Guerrero who has been accused of rape and sexual assault but maintains the support of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). Now, after being disqualified from the race because of undisclosed campaign finances, the candidate is vowing to block any elections from taking place unless he is allowed to continue his campaign. 

A disqualified candidate is vowing to block elections unless he’s allowed to run.

Félix Salgado was running to be governor of the Mexican state of Guerrero when he was faced with allegations of rape and sexual assault. The commission that selects party candidates allowed him to remain in the race and he continues to maintain the support of President AMLO – who is of the same political party, Morena. 

However, in late March, election regulators ordered that Salgado be taken off the ballot due to a failure to report campaign spending, according to the AP. Mexico’s electoral court ordered the Federal Electoral Institute (FEI) to reconsider their decision last week. Salgado is already threatening to throw the election process into chaos.

“If we are on the ballot, there will be elections,” Salgado told supporters in Guerrero after leading a caravan of protestors to the FEI’s office in Mexico City on Sunday. “If we are not on the ballot, there will not be any elections,” Salgado said.

The AP notes that Salgado is not making an empty threat. Guerrero is an embattled state overrun with violence and drug gangs and many elections have been previously disrupted. Past governors have been forced out of office before finishing their terms. Salgado was previously filmed getting into a confrontation with police in 2000.

It was just weeks ago that the ruling party allowed Salgado’s candidacy to move forward.

In mid-March, Morena confirmed that Félix Salgado would be its candidate for governor in Guerrero after completing a new selection process in which the former senator was reportedly pitted against four women.

Morena polled citizens in Guerrero last weekend to determine levels of support for five different possible candidates, according to media reports. Among the four women who were included in the process were Acapulco Mayor Adela Román and Senator Nestora Salgado.

Félix Salgado was the clear winner of the survey, even coming out on top when those polled were asked to opine on the potential candidates’ respect for the rights of women. He also prevailed in all other categories including honesty and knowledge of the municipality in which the poll respondents lived.

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Mexico City Could Soon Change Its Name To Better Embrace Its Indigenous Identity

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Mexico City Could Soon Change Its Name To Better Embrace Its Indigenous Identity

Mexico City is the oldest surviving capital city in all of the Americas. It also is one of only two that actually served as capitals of their Indigenous communities – the other being Quito, Ecuador. But much of that incredible history is washed over in history books, tourism advertisements, and the everyday hustle and bustle of a city of 21 million people.

Recently, city residents voted on a non-binding resolution that could see the city’s name changed back to it’s pre-Hispanic origin to help shine a light on its rich Indigenous history.

Mexico City could soon be renamed in honor of its pre-Hispanic identity.

A recent poll shows that 54% of chilangos (as residents of Mexico City are called) are in favor of changing the city’s official name from Ciudad de México to México-Tenochtitlán. In contrast, 42% of respondents said they didn’t support a name change while 4% said they they didn’t know.

Conducted earlier this month as Mexico City gears up to mark the 500th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec empire capital with a series of cultural events, the poll also asked respondents if they identified more as Mexicas, as Aztec people were also known, Spanish or mestizo (mixed indigenous and Spanish blood).

Mestizo was the most popular response, with 55% of respondents saying they identified as such while 37% saw themselves more as Mexicas. Only 4% identified as Spaniards and the same percentage said they didn’t know with whom they identified most.

The poll also touched on the city’s history.

The ancient city of Tenochtitlán.

The same poll also asked people if they thought that the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlán by Spanish conquistadoresshould be commemorated or forgotten, 80% chose the former option while just 16% opted for the latter.

Three-quarters of respondents said they preferred areas of the the capital where colonial-era architecture predominates, such as the historic center, while 24% said that they favored zones with modern architecture.

There are also numerous examples of pre-Hispanic architecture in Mexico City including the Templo Mayor, Tlatelolco and Cuicuilco archaeological sites.

Tenochtitlán was one of the world’s most advanced cities when the Spanish arrived.

Tenochtitlán, which means “place where prickly pears abound” in Náhuatl, was founded by the Mexica people in 1325 on an island located on Lake Texcoco. The legend goes that they decided to build a city on the island because they saw the omen they were seeking: an eagle devouring a snake while perched on a nopal.

At its peak, it was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas. It subsequently became a cabecera of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Today, the ruins of Tenochtitlán are in the historic center of the Mexican capital. The World Heritage Site of Xochimilco contains what remains of the geography (water, boats, floating gardens) of the Mexica capital.

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