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9 cosas por las que podríamos ir a celebrar al Ángel de la Independencia.

Hace meses, algunos decidieron hacer alboroto al Ángel de la Independencia para celebrar que Leonardo Di Caprio por fin un ganó Oscar.

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Pues bien, acá algunas razones más convincentes.

Porque México pase a la siguiente ronda (el quinto partido) en un Mundial de Futbol.

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Sí, si a veces no emocionamos por menos, cuánto más porque la selección de Futbol nos haga olvidarnos un poco de EPN o de la devaluación.

Porque regrese Chabelo.

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Y ahora sí, prometemos ver el programa los domingos como antaño, dejar la computadora un rato y sumergirnos en el fantástico mundo de golosinas patrocinado por Muebles Troncoso.

Porque volvieran a meter a la cárcel a Florence Cassez

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Que apresaran a la cínica francesa que fue liberada por un error en el proceso de su captura, pero que, la vox populi indica que era tan responsable como su novio en los terribles secuestros, sería motivo para ir al Ángel a armar la fiesta.

Porque a alguien se le ocurra que se instituya el Día del Ángel de la Independencia.

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Sí, cualquier pretexto es bueno a la hora de socializar con el lábaro monumento de por medio. ¿Qué mejor que su propio cumpleaños?

Porque ganara cualquier candidato del que no sea del PRI, PAN o PRD o ningún partido político.

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¿O a poco han visto a alguien a celebrar cuando supuestamente ganó EPN? Quizás un cambio motivaría celebraciones efusivas en el Ángel Indie.

Por que NO ganara Donald Trump.

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Dicen que México es un país surrealista, pero que un tipo con Trump sea candidato a gobernar a nuestros vecinos, además de preocupante, es digno de un capítulo de Los Simpsons. Por eso, que las aspiraciones de este energúmeno no prosperen, nos darían un gran motivo para ir a celebrar al Ángel.

Porque eliminaran el “Hoy no Circula”

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Pero lo haríamos en nuestros coches y motos sin verificar, dando vueltas por el monumento varias veces, sonando matracas, expidiendo mucho humo y haciendo explotar los cláxones lanzando consignas de amor hacia el Jefe de Gobierno de la CDMX (te extrañamos “D.F.) mientras la polución se nos sube a la cabeza y nos excitamos más que en un partido de futbol. Si no tenemos coche, de todos modos podemos ir a celebrar caminando, eso es lo de menos.

Porque ya no nos pidieran VISA para entrar a Estados Unidos.

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Como la embajada de USA está tan cerca, pues muchos aprovecharían de ir a agradecerles a los estadounidenses el detalle y de paso, celebrar juntos en el monumento que está casi enfrente del recinto extranjero.

Porque hubiera un decreto presidencial para que se congelara 50 años el precio de los tacos.

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Sí, eso nos garantizaría una dotación casi vitalicia tacos al pastor, de suadero o de canasta, sin que nos afecte la inflación (la monetaria, porque comiendo así, la física seguramente sí).

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Mexican President Criticizes DEA For Role In Former Army Chief’s Arrest

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Mexican President Criticizes DEA For Role In Former Army Chief’s Arrest

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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized the historic role of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico after a former Mexican army chief was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles on drug charges at the request of the DEA.

The former Mexican Defense Minister was arrested by the DEA on drug charges.

Salvador Cienfuegos Zepedas was the secretary of National Defense in the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018. President Lopez Obrador claims that the arrest is proof of corruption from past governments.

President Lopez Obrador used the arrest to criticize the U.S. government and the DEA.

President Lopez Obrador, speaking at a press conference in Oaxaca, claimed that there is a double standard. While Cienfuegos Zepedas has been arrested by the DEA, the president claims U.S. officials have not been held accountable for trafficking arms into Mexico to track them to the cartels. According to the president, Mexican officials are being held at a higher and harsher standard than U.S. officials.

“Why is it that it’s just the people in Mexico who took part in these acts being accused or implicated, and (the DEA) aren’t criticizing themselves, reflecting on the meddling by all these agencies in Mexico,” Lopez Obrador said at the press conference. “They came into the country with complete freedom, they did whatever they wanted.”

The former defense minister’s arrest sent shockwaves through Mexico.

Cienfuegos Zepedas was the first high-ranking Mexican military official to be arrested in the U.S. with drug-related corruption. He was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport and will be facing drug and money-laundering charges. It’s been less than a year since Genaro Garcia Luna was charged with taking bribes from the Sinaloa drug cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

President Lopez Obrador wants to protect the military’s reputation.

Lopez Obrador also said he hopes that the armed forces aren’t blamed for this scandal and that Mexico must take care of institutions as important as the Secretary of National Defense. Mexico does not currently have an ongoing investigation of the retired general and will await the result of the U.S. investigation, according to the president of Mexico. 

Cienfuegos Zepedas is due to make a court appearance related to four charges in California on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Sports have a way of bringing people together. The experience of rooting for your team is a unifying feeling that transcends borders and culture. Showtime is exploring the importance of sports through the lens of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos.

“Bad Hombres” is a documentary highlighting immigration under President Trump through baseball.

Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos are the only binational professional baseball team in the world. The team splits their home games between stadiums in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Director Andrew Glazer wanted to highlight the immigration issue through a sports lens to offer a different layer to the narrative.

“Most of the people trying to come into the U.S. are families and children trying to escape horrible violence in Central America,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “That story has been told, so what I wanted to do was show people in a way that I thought would be relatable to what life is like on the border. What life is like on those two sides and how interconnected they are. The thing that struck me to be honest is that initially in Laredo, Texas was how pervasive Spanish is spoken.”

The documentary shows the struggles of the baseball team trying to make sense of the volatile U.S.-Mexico border relations.

The Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos split time playing their home games between two stadiums in the U.S. and Mexico. The Trump administration’s constant battle with Mexico and threats to close the border put the team’s season in jeopardy. A first look teaser shows team managers trying to coordinate the release of game tickets in time with the ever-changing immigration announcements from the Trump administration.

“Bad Hombres” speaks politics without directly addressing politics.

“Even though my film has an overarching political message, the players are not covertly or overtly political in any way,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “They are baseball players and they are living their lives and a lot of them are trying to make it to the majors and some of them were in the majors and are now finishing their careers. There wasn’t a whole lot of political discussions.”

Glazer made sure to highlight the depths and complexities of the team members dealing with the political climate without politics.

“Inherently, what made the team fascinating is you had players from the U.S. who were Anglo-American players and Mexican American players who had a different perspective,” Glazer told DJ Sixsmith. “Then you had Mexican players and some Dominican players and Cuban and people from everywhere else. There were different languages and different perspectives. Seeing how that developed over time was pretty fascinating.”

“Bad Hombres” is streaming on Showtime.

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