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24 Fuego Scenes In Latino Starring Movies That Are Way Better Than The “Fifty Shades” Series

Every once in a while you come across a movie that sparks both your imagination and passion. From films like “Y Tu Mamá También” to “Like Water For Chocolate,” Latinos have graced films that have stirred audiences for years.

Check out the top 24 Latino starring films that bring on the heat.

1. “Like Water for Chocolate”

“Like Water For Chocolate” / Miramax Films

Laura Esquivel’s novel brought new meaning to the aphrodisiac ways of foods like oysters and chocolate. The foreign film revealed Tita and her burning desire in various scenes that quite literally set her and her partner on fire.

2. “Y Tu Mamá También”

“Y Tu Mamá También” / IFC Films

The most memorable scene from this flick comes down to a scene between Gael Garcia Bernal,  Diego Luna, and Maribel Verdu. Yep, the threesome features two men and kicks off after a night of dancing. 

3. “Bandidas”

“Bandidas” / 20th Century Fox

Cruz and Hayek play two sisters determined to avenge the deaths of their father. The two bring the fuego to new sites in a funny threesome scene.

4. “We Own The Night”

“We Own The Night” / Columbia Pictures

Who could forget the sexy scene where Eva Mendez goes solo with her romantic interests. Things really heat up once her lover Bobby Green joins the scene.

5. “House of Spirits”

“House of Spirits” / Miramax Films

Antonio Banderas and Winona Ryder play two forbidden lovers Blanca and Pedro in the film remake of the Isabel Allende movie. Their love scenes together bring all of the passion and love you missed in “50 Shades.”

6. “Of Love and Shadows”

“Of Love and Shadows” / Miramax Films

The heat gets turned up in this Chilean-Argentine pic about a couple that open each others eyes to the travesties committed by the Chilean government.  

7. “Frida”

“Frida” / Miramax Films

Frida is a film packed with all kinds of sexy scenes, but hands down the award for best kiss goes to the one made between Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd.

8. “Sex and Lucia”

“Sex and Lucia” / Warner Sogefilms A.I.E.

Sexy scenes happen all over this movie, bedrooms, oceans, you name it.

9. “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”

“Once Upon A Time In Mexico” / Columbia Pictures

This film starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, and Eva Mendes totalyl brought up the heat. Check it out to see the wild scene between Haye and Banderas.

10. “Fools Rush In”

“Fools Rush In” / Miramax Films

The heat gets turned up pretty quicky in this film starring a younger Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry.

11. “Sex Tape”

“Sex Tape” / Columbia Pictures

Cameron Diaz brings on the heat in this film about a couple who decides to spice things up in their relationship with a sex tape. Pretty easy to love but also get ideas from. 

12. “Gigli”

GIGLI / Columbia

Pretty impossible to create a scene about sexy movie scenes without including JLO. The Latina actress stars in this romantic comedy about a low-ranking LA mobster who falls for his replacement played by Jennifer Lopez.

13. “The Mask”

“The Mask” /New Line Cinema

Cameron Diaz dropped jaws in her film debut as the sexy nightclub singer, Tina Carlyle. Her sultry moves paired with her various red dresses shot the young actress to stardom and catipulted her to “sexy symbol” status. 

14. “Everly”

“Everly” / RADiUS-TWC Dimension Films

The first scene in this film follows Everly, a prostitute, walking around her apartment naked. Things only get more intense after that scene as audience get to follow her as she works for a brutal criminal overlord Taiko and works to bring him down. 

15. “Dogma”

“Dogma” / Lionsgate

Salma Hayek plays Serendipity follows two fallen angels who plan on discovering a loophole that will allow them to return to heaven after being cast out by God. Salma’s hottest role in the film included her as Serendipity a stripper. 

16. “Tortilla Soup”

“Tortilla Soup” / Samuel Goldwyn Films

This Mexican-American film starring Tom Musca, Ramón Menéndez, Vera Blasi brings romance to the screen in a way that “Fifty Shades of Grey” never could. Watch as Carmen, Leticia, and Maribel find love and happiness in this film about a trio of sisters learning to cope with their father’s helicopter parenting ways. 

17.”Angel Eyes”

“Angel Eyes” / Warner Bros.

This romantic drama starring Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, and Jeremy Sisto tells the story of a mysterious man who falls for a female officer who helps help face the traumas of his past. Perhaps the steamist scene in the film follows the two lovers as they do it on an ocean shore. 

18.”Bad Teacher”

“Bad Teacher” / Columbia Pictures

Doing it with clothes on isn’t for everyone, still, this movie starring ex-partners Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz had a scene that was enough to get some people hot and bothered. In a hilarious csene between their two characters, Timberlake and Diaz try to get it on while wearing clothes.

19. “Machete”

“Machete” / 20th Century Fox

This action exploitation film starring  Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marinand Jeff Fahey. In a scene between Alba and Trejo build love and passion as Machete attempts to dodge other U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

20. “Ask The Dust”

“Ask The Dust” / Paramount Classics

In the classic film starring Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell the two actors portray characters who fall in love despite their social statuses. Keep your eyes open for the lvoe scene that sees Hayek and Farrell getting down on the beach.

21. “Lonely Hearts”

“Lonely Hearts” /Samuel Goldwyn Films

Salma Hayek’s character Martha Beck follows Jared Leto as Raymond Martinez Fernandez (yeah, what’s good whitewashing?) as a pair of serial killers who terrorized America back in the 1950s. 

22. “Charlie’s Angels”

“Charlie’s Angel’s” / Sony Pictures Television

This 2000 action comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu is packed full with all kinds of sexy suits way better than anything Anna ever wore in Fifty Shades. Still perhaps the sexist scene happens when Cameron has a hot dream.

23. “RENT”

RENT / Columbia Pictures

Rosario Dawson plays the heroin-addicted stripper who finds out she’s HIV positive. Despite her tragic story, Mimi’s character manages to enjoy the fun and bring appeal to the stage in her various scenes while working a nightclub. That’s right she puts a whole other meaning to the term “light my candle.”

24. “The Counselor”

“The Counselor” / 20th Century Fox

“The Counselor” is filled with al ltypes of sexy scenes starting with one between Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender) as they roll around under white bed sheets.


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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

Luis Fonsi is kicking off 2021 with a new single. The Puerto Rican superstar premiered the music video for “Vacío” on Feb. 18 featuring rising Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro. The guys put a new spin on the classic “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four.

Luis Fonsi throws it back to his románticas.

“I called Omar Alfanno, the writer of ‘A Puro Dolo,’ who is a dear friend,” Fonsi tells Latido Music. “I told him what my idea was [with ‘Vacío’] and he loved it. He gave me his blessing, so I wrote a new song around a few of those lines from ‘A Puro Dolor’ to bring back that nostalgia of those old romantic tunes that have been a part of my career as well. It’s a fresh production. It sounds like today, but it has that DNA of a true, old-school ballad.”

The world got to know Fonsi through his global smash hit “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017. The remix with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber took the song to new heights. That was a big moment in Fonsi’s music career that spans over 20 years.

There’s more to Fonsi than “Despacito.”

Fonsi released his first album, the fittingly-titled Comenzaré, in 1998. While he was on the come-up, he got the opportunity of a lifetime to feature on Christina Aguilera’s debut Latin album Mi Reflejo in 2000. The two collaborated on “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” Fonsi scored multiple Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1s in the years that followed and one of the biggest hits was “No Me Doy Por Vencido” in 2008. That was his career-defining romantic ballad.

“Despacito” remains the second most-viewed music video on YouTube with over 7.2 billion views. The hits did not stop there. Later in 2017, he teamed up with Demi Lovato for “Échame La Culpa,” which sits impressively with over 2 billion views.

He’s also appearing on The Voice next month.

Not only is Fonsi working on his new album, but also he’s giving advice to music hopefuls for the new season of The Voice that’s premiering on March 1. Kelly Clarkson tapped him as her Battle Advisor. In an exclusive interview, Fonsi talked with us about “Vacío,” The Voice, and a few of his greatest hits.

What was the experience like to work with Rauw Alejandro for “Vacío”?

Rauw is cool. He’s got that fresh sound. Great artist. Very talented. Amazing onstage. He’s got that great tone and delivery. I thought he had the perfect voice to fit with my voice in this song. We had talked about working together for awhile and I thought that this was the perfect song. He really is such a star. What he’s done in the last couple of years has been amazing. I love what he brought to the table on this song.

Now I want to go through some of your greatest hits. Do you remember working with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album?

How could you not remember working with her? She’s amazing. That was awhile back. That was like 1999 or something like that. We were both starting out and she was putting out her first Spanish album. I got to sing a beautiful ballad called “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” I got to work with her in the studio and see her sing in front of the mic, which was awesome. She’s great. One of the best voices out there still to this day.

What’s one of your favorite memories of “No Me Doy Por Vencido”?

“No Me Doy Por Vencido” is one of the biggest songs in my career. I think it’s tough to narrow it down just to one memory. I think in general the message of the song is what sticks with me. The song started out as a love song, but it turned into an anthem of hope. We’ve used the song for different important events and campaigns. To me, that song has such a powerful message. It’s bigger than just a love song. It’s bringing hope to people. It’s about not giving up. To be able to kind of give [people] hope through a song is a lot more powerful than I would’ve ever imagined. It’s a very special song.

I feel the message is very relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re living through.

Oh yeah! I wrote that song a long time ago with Claudia Brant, and during the first or second month of the lockdown when we were all stuck at home, we did a virtual writing session and we rewrote “No Me Doy Por Vencido.” Changing the lyrics, kind of adjusting them to this situation that we’re living now. I haven’t recorded it. I’ll do something with it eventually. It’s really cool. It still talks about love. It talks about reuniting. Like the light at the end of the tunnel. It has the hope and love backbone, but it has to do a lot with what we’re going through now.

What do you think of the impact “Despacito” made on the industry?

It’s a blessing to be a part of something so big. Again, it’s just another song. We write these songs and the moment you write them, you don’t really know what’s going to happen with them. Or sometimes you run into these surprises like “Despacito” where it becomes a global phenomenon. It goes No. 1 in places where Spanish songs had never been played. I’m proud. I’m blessed. I’m grateful to have worked with amazing people like Daddy Yankee. Like Justin Bieber for the remix and everyone else involved in the song. My co-writer Erika Ender. The producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. It was really a team effort and it’s a song that obviously changed my career forever.

What was the experience like to work with Demi Lovato on “Echáme La Culpa”?

She’s awesome! One of the coolest recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of. She really wanted to sing in Spanish and she was so excited. We did the song in Spanish and English, but it was like she was more excited about the Spanish version. And she nailed it! She nailed it from the beginning. There was really not much for me to say to her. I probably corrected her once or twice in the pronunciation, but she came prepared and she brought it. She’s an amazing, amazing, amazing vocalist.

You’re going to be a battle advisor on The Voice. What was the experience like to work with Kelly Clarkson?

She’s awesome. What you see is what you get. She’s honest. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s humble and she’s been very supportive of my career. She invited me to her show and it speaks a lot that she wanted me to be a part of her team as a Battle Advisor for the new season. She supports Latin music and I’m grateful for that. She’s everything you hope she would be. She’s the real deal, a true star, and just one of the coolest people on this planet.

What can we expect from you in 2021?

A lot of new music. Obviously, everything starts today with “Vacío.” This is literally the beginning of what this new album will be. I’ve done nothing but write and record during the last 10 months, so I have a bunch of songs. Great collaborations coming up. I really think the album will be out probably [in the] third or fourth quarter this year. The songs are there and I’m really eager for everybody to hear them.

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Dangerous: Cartels Are Using TikTok To Lure Young People

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Dangerous: Cartels Are Using TikTok To Lure Young People

If you’ve ever wondered what someone with a bulletproof vest and an AR-15 would look like flossing — the dance, not the method of dental hygiene — apparently the answer to that question can be found on TikTok.

Unfortunately, it’s not as a part of some absurdist sketch comedy or surreal video art installation. Instead, it’s part of a growing trend of drug cartels in Mexico using TikTok as a marketing tool. Nevermind the fact that Mexico broke grim records last year for the number of homicides and cartel violence, the cartels have found an audience on TikTok and that’s a serious cause for concern.

Mexican cartels are using TikTok to gain power and new recruits.

Just a couple of months ago, a TikTok video showing a legit high-speed chase between police and drug traffickers went viral. Although it looked like a scene from Netflix’s Narcos series, this was a very real chase in the drug cartel wars and it was viewed by more than a million people.

Typing #CartelTikTok in the social media search bar brings up thousands of videos, most of them from people promoting a “cartel culture” – videos with narcocorridos, and presumed members bragging about money, fancy cars and a luxury lifestyle.

Viewers no longer see bodies hanging from bridges, disembodied heads on display, or highly produced videos with messages to their enemies. At least not on TikTok. The platform is being used mainly to promote a lifestyle and to generate a picture of luxury and glamour, to show the ‘benefits’ of joining the criminal activities.

According to security officials, the promotion of these videos is to entice young men who might be interested in joining the cartel with images of endless cash, parties, military-grade weapons and exotic pets like tiger cubs.

Cartels have long used social media to shock and intimidate their enemies.

And using social media to promote themselves has long been an effective strategy. But with Mexico yet again shattering murder records, experts on organized crime say Cartel TikTok is just the latest propaganda campaign designed to mask the blood bath and use the promise of infinite wealth to attract expendable young recruits.

“It’s narco-marketing,” said Alejandra León Olvera, an anthropologist at Spain’s University of Murcia, in a statement to the New York Times. The cartels “use these kinds of platforms for publicity, but of course it’s hedonistic publicity.”

Mexico used to be ground zero for this kind of activity, where researchers created a new discipline out of studying these narco posts. Now, gangs in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and the United States are also involved.

A search of the #CartelTikTok community and its related accounts shows people are responding. Public comments from users such as “Y’all hiring?” “Yall let gringos join?” “I need an application,” or “can I be a mule? My kids need Christmas presents,” are on some of the videos.

One of the accounts related to this cartel community publicly answered: “Of course, hay trabajo para todos,” “I’ll send the application ASAP.” “How much is the pound in your city?” “Follow me on Instagram to talk.” The post, showing two men with $100 bills and alcohol, had more than a hundred comments.

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