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17 Popular Brand Logos If They Looked The Way Your Parents Pronounce Them

If your parents primarily speak Spanish, you know they probably have a bit of trouble pronouncing some American brand names. It doesn’t really matter though, because their unique pronunciation becomes the standard when referring to those brands.

Obviously, “con fleis” is the classic – and it applies to EVERY brand of cereal.

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When you need coffee in a pinch, you may go to this place:

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Credit: Starbucks / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Estarbucks is probably the only chain-fast food place our parents let us enjoy on the reg. You never hear, “Hay comida a la casa” when you ask about going to the coffee joint. Instead, mami gets really excited because she can’t wait to get her hands on some of this deliciousness.

And this is the spot where you get an hamburguesa or two.

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Credit: Mc Donald’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

MackDonals is a Latino kid’s dream come true. Many Sundays were spent driving home from church and staring longingly at the most popular fast food chain to ever exist. Rarely did you stop because “eso no es comida” wor whatever. But for those few times you did, it was ultimate bliss.

Sometimes you go here for deals:

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Credit: Walmart / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Gualmar is your abuela’s favorite place (just behind Target). She loves nothing more than walking down every aisle filling up the cart until it took the both of your to push it. Oh, thos fond memories.

And this is one of the sodas you drink.

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Credit: Pepsi / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Water is fine and all but there was nothing like an ice cold Pecsi on a hot summer day. These blue cans were all your little heart desired when mami would call you in from an afternoon of playing outside.

When you can’t put down your phone, your parents assume you’re on this:

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Credit: YouTube / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

When the video sharing platform first came out, we honestly didn’t know what to do about it. Now, it is way too common to walk in on your father watching his conspiracy theory videos on YuTu. It’s like he doesn’t understand that the videos are not fact checked or help to any kind of ethical clause. They just post what they want and people eat it up.

Even though they’re secretly addicted to this:

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Credit: Facebook / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Feisbuu has come under fire for the lack of privacy, which makes it mom and dad’s favorite. JK. But they never let you have any alone or private time because they didn’t want you getting into trouble. Our parents are basically Feisbuu. Always spying and telling everyone what you did.

This is the spot where the fam stocks up for parties:

costco
Credit: Costco / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Cosco is legit a ngithmare. The lines are always too long and the time spent there seems like an eternity. The fact that abuela buys you clothes from there is something you still aren’t over. Admit it.

And this is the brand all the kids in your family are obsessed with.

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Credit: Disney / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Deesney will always have a special place in your family. It got you all through some dark times and, when your parents needed a break, a moment of silence and sirenity. Legit, we all still get lost in the movies from our childhood and there is a good reason for it.

Your parents have no trouble pronouncing “Takis,” but they have their own version for this:

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Credit: Lay’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Who isn’t down for a Parti Sais bag of Chetos? These orange batons of delicousness are the most iconic part of your summer days. Nothing like slurping down a Pecsi and licking Chetos dust of your fingers to trigger your nostalgia.

Maybe you’ve had a sandwich at this place:

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Credit: Subway / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Another fast food place that your parents were okay with is definitely SubGüey. Why? Well, sandwiches are healthy and these were big enough fro you to split with your hermano and be full.

Or owned a pair of these:

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Credit: Nike / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

That Naik swoosh is burned into your brain and something you instantly recognize. We all owned the windbreaker when we were in grade school and it was the best outfit to wear on those cold rainy days.

You probably can’t buy just one thing at this place:

target
Credit: Target / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Anyone up for a trip to Tarchet? Trick question. Of course, you are. Latinos have a fascination with this store and it is not clear why. It might be the $5 aisle right when you walk in the door.

And you’ve probably had to explain the difference between MackDonals and this burger spot…

BK
Credit: Burger King / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Burguer Keen is the ultimate MackDonals competitor and it tore our families apart. Perhaps we didn’t do the fast food thing because we just wanted to keep the peace. Way to go mom. You should be celebrated for your ability to keep everyone happy.

And this one, too:

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Credit: Wendy’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Güendy’s was a very rare treat for the best of days. Got an A on a hard test? Güendy’s for you. Won the spelling bee? Güendy’s for you. It was the best motivator to make good things happen.

You probably spent most of your childhood having your mom tell you to turn this off:

nintendo
Credit: Sony / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

No matter what the game system, it is always Nintendo. Why? Maybe because it was the first and the easiest to say.

Or this:

xbox
Credit: Microsoft / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Yeah. See. Another way of our parents saying Nintendo for something that is not Nintendo.


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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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