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25 Times Latinos Have Graced The Google Doodle

Google has become well known for it’s regularly tributed to some of the most famed people in history. Unsurprisingly, Latinos make up a massive bundle of Google’s over 900 doodles. Here’s a list of the most popular Latinos most recently immortalized by Google and their Doodles.

Gabriel García Márquez

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: March 6, 2018

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist and journalist, known across the Latin American community as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered one of the most influential and acclaimed authors of the 20th century.

Age: (1927-2014) Died at 87

Place of birth: Aracataca, Colombia

Katy Jurado

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: January 16, 2018

Katy Jurado, was a  famed Mexican actress whose career in film helped her make a name for herself in Mexico and Hollywood. She was already an established an actress in the 1940s when she moved to Hollywood and became a regular in Western films of the 1950s and 1960s.

Age: Died at 78 (1924-2002)

Place of birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Elvia Carrillo Puerto

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: December 6, 2017

Elvia Carrillo Puerto was a Mexican woman who had been married by the age of 13 and became a widow by the age of 21.  She was a socialist politician and feminist activist that founded Mexico’s first feminist groups in 1912.

Occupation: Activist, mother

Age: Died at 86 (1881-1967)

Place of birth: Motul^! Yucatán, Mexico

José Clemente Orozco

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: November 23, 2017

José Clemente Orozco was a Mexican painter whose mural work inspired a generation and kicked of a Mexican Mural Renaissance. Orozco was the most complex of the Mexican muralists, fond of the theme of human suffering, but less rea …more

Occupation: Painter

Age: Died at 66 (1883-1949)

Place of birth: Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico

Rachel de Queiroz

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: November 17, 2017

Rachel de Queiroz was a Brazilian journalist and writer whose book O Quinze was made into a film in 2004..

Occupation: Journalist, Writer

Age: Died at 93 (1910-2003)

Place of birth: Fortaleza, Brazil

Nellie Campobello

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: November 7, 2017

Nellie Francisca Ernestina Campobello Luna was  born María Francisca Moya Luna, and was a Mexican writer known for being a  ballet dancer.

Occupation: writer

Age: Died at 86 (1900-1986)

Place of birth: Ocampo Municipality^! Durango, Villa Ocampo^! Durango, Mexico

Selena

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: October 17, 2017

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer and fashion designer who gained international iconism and was called the Queen of Tejano music.

Occupation: Actor, Singer

Age: Died at 24 (1971-1995)

Place of birth: Texas, USA, Lake Jackson

Violeta Parra

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: October 4, 2017

Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval was a Chilean songwriter and folklorist who revitalized Chilean folk music.

Occupation: Songwriter, Folklorist, Composer, Singer, Ethnomusicologist, + more

Age: Died at 50 (1917-1967)

Place of birth: San Carlos, Chile

Dr. Atl

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: October 3, 2017

Gerardo Murillo Cornado was a Mexican painter and writer born in Pihuamo who gained attention for his book “How a Volcano is Born and Grows – Paricutín”.

Occupation: artist

Age: Died at 89 (1875-1964)

Place of birth: Guadalajara, Mexico

Gloria E. Anzaldúa

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: September 26, 2017

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa was a queer, feminist and Chicana cultural theory scholar. Her best-known book  Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza raised awareness of Chicana issues.

Occupation: Poet, Scholar, Author, Writer

Age: Died at 62 (1942-2004)

Place of birth: Rio Grande Valley

Cora Coralina

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: August 20, 2017

Cora Coralina was a Brazilian writer and poet considered to be one of the most important Brazliian writers of the world.

Occupation: Writer

Age: Died at 96 (1889-1985)

Place of birth: DVD Region 4, Goiás, South America, Brazil

Dolores del Río

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: August 3, 2017

Dolores del Río was a Mexican actress who became a Hollywood star in the 1920s and 1930s.

Occupation: Actor, Dancer

Age: Died at 78 (1905-1983)

Place of birth: Durango, Mexico

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: June 21, 2017

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, also known as Machado de Assis, Machado and Bruxo do Cosme Velho, was a Brazilian writer and advocate of monarchism.

Occupation: Poet, Literary critic, Novelist, Writer, Playwright

Age: Died at 69 (1839-1908)

Place of birth: DVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Cecilia Grierson

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: November 22, 2016

Cecilia Grierson was an Argentine Freethinker and doctor. She was the first woman to receive a Medical Degree in Argentina.

Age: Died at 75 (1859-1934)

Place of birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Édgar Negret

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: October 11, 2016

Edgar Negret was a modern Latin American abstract sculptor.

Occupation: artist

Age: Died at 92 (1920-2012)

Place of birth: Popayán, Colombia

El Santo

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: September 23, 2016

Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta,, AKA  El Santo, was a Mexican Luchador enmascarado actor and icon. El Santo, along with Blue Demon and Mil Máscaras.

Occupation: Actor

Age: Died at 67 (1917-1984)

Place of birth: Tulancingo, Mexico

Yma Súmac

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: September 13, 2016

Yma Sumac was a Peruvian soprano who became one f the most famous proponents of exotica music in the 1950s.

Occupation: Singer

Age: Died at 86 (1922-2008)

Place of birth: Cajamarca, Peru

Juan Manuel Fangio

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: Jun 24, 2016

Juan Manuel Fangio, nicknamed El Chueco or El Maestro, was a race car driver from Argentina.

Occupation: Race car driver

Age: Died at 84 (1911-1995)

Place of birth: Balcarce, Argentina

Dercy Gonçalves

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: Jun 23, 2016

Dercy Gonçalves, stage name of Dolores Gonçalves Costa, was a Brazilian comedienne and television personality.

Occupation: Actor

Age: Died at 101 (1907-2008)

Place of birth: Brazil, Santa Maria Madalena, Rio de Janeiro

Rosario Castellanos

Feature date: May 25, 2016

Rosario Castellanos Figueroa was a Mexican poet and author who became one of Mexico’s most important literary voices in the last century.

Occupation: Poet, Author, Writer

Age: Died at 49 (1925-1974)

Place of birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Cazuza

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: April 4, 2016

Agenor Miranda Araújo Neto was a Brazilian composer and singer from Rio de Janeiro.

Occupation: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Actor, Singer

Age: Died at 32 (1958-1990)

Place of birth: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

José Alfredo Jiménez

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: January 19, 2016

José Alfredo Jiménez was a Mexican rancheras singer-songwriter whose songs became an integral component of Mexico’s musical heritage.

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

Age: Died at 47 (1926-1973)

Place of birth: Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Chico Mendes

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: December 15, 2015

Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, or known as Chico Mendes, was a Brazilian environmentalist and union leader.

Occupation: Environmentalist

Age: Died at 44 (1944-1988)

Place of birth: Xapuri, Brazil

Olga Cossettini

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: August 18, 2015

Olga Cossettini was an educator and teacher who became Guggenheim Fellow in Social Sciences in 1941.

Occupation:  scientist

Age: Died at 89 (1898-1987)

Place of birth: Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Zuzu Angel

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: June 5, 2015

Zuleika Angel Jones was a Brazilian-American fashion designer who after the disappearance of her son became active and vocal oppositionist to the  Brazilian military dictatorship.

Occupation: designer, activist

Age: Died at 55 (1921-1976)

Place of birth: Curvelo, Brazil


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Demi Tweeted That ‘One Day, She’d Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl’ And Guess Who’s Singing This Year

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Demi Tweeted That ‘One Day, She’d Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl’ And Guess Who’s Singing This Year

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Demi Lovato announced that she will be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV, so it’s safe to say that her year is off to a pretty good start. But what’s even more interesting though, is that somehow, someone unearthed a tweet from 2010 in which the singer said she would “one day” sing the national at the Super Bowl —and we’re obsessed with this full-circle moment, but also a little bit creeped out tbh.

2020 is looking pretty good for Demi Lovato so far. 

The singer is making a pretty big comeback with, not just one, but two MAJOR performances, back to back.

Just a week ago, she announced that she’ll be performing at the Grammy Awards on January 26.

The announcement of her upcoming performance came just a few weeks after the singer teased “the next time you hear from me, I’ll be singing” back in December.

The star will make her much anticipated return to the spotlight later this month. 

Demi announced that she’ll be performing at the 62nd Grammy Awards later this month, via instagram. “I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing.” The Recording Academy also confirmed Lovato’s participation shortly after her announcement. And that’s not the only thing Demi has —manifested— into action.

We don’t know what type of brujería she worked but Demi truly predicted this.

PopCrave recently unearthed a 2010 tweet from Demi in which she accurately predicted her Super Bowl performance —a full decade before she’s slated to take the stage. “One day I’m gonna sing the national anthem at a Super Bowl,” Demi wrote ten years ago, adding: “Onnnee dayyy….” —brujería, I tell you.

The singer, who’s been in self-care mode since her 2018 overdose, announced she’ll be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV next month.

Demi’s idea of “taking it slow” took an interesting turn after this announcement.  She is now slated to perform at the the same annual Super Bowl —the same low key event that Nielsen says drew an audience of 98.2 million people in the United States and sparked 32.3 million social media interactions last year. No biggie. 

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer will be joining a roster of A-list stars at the Super Bowl this year. 

The iconic half time performance is in the hands of two Latinx queens. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, are headlining the show. And now it’s J.Lo, Shakira, and Demi. And we already can’t wait to watch these Latinas rock the show.

Demi’s fans have been quick to show their support and excitement for her upcoming gigs. 

The 27-year-old has publicly struggled with sobriety and was treated for a drug overdose in July 2018. A globally viewed Grammy performance, and Super Bowl appearance, are quite ambitious undertakings for someone who has stayed out of the spotlight for some time. But her fans’ support might’ve been what encouraged her to get back in the game. 

Team Demi is with her all the way…

YOU’RE REALLY FEEDING US OMG WE DONT DESERVE,” one fan tweeted after the singer announced her Super Bowl appearance. Another wrote: “So happy for you Demi… I’m excited for you for 2020 it’s your year to shine brighter than the sun… you f*cking rock!!!!”

A Ring Camera Captured A Man’s Valiant Effort To Save A Mother And Her Daughters From A House Fire

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A Ring Camera Captured A Man’s Valiant Effort To Save A Mother And Her Daughters From A House Fire

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It was the middle of the night and Gladys Castañeda and her daughters were sound asleep as their next-door neighbor’s home went up in flames. Across the road, a neighbor noticed the flames and that the Castañeda’s weren’t outside, watching with the rest of the block. Ty Byers decided to take action and rush across the street towards the flames to alert the Castañeda’s to the impending danger. Ring doorbell video footage shows another neighbor, Amanda Smith, running over, desperately asking if they’ve gotten out yet. Both start yelling and banging on the windows and the door. All the while, Gladys thought someone was trying to break into their home. Using the Ring doorbell, she asked, “Can I help you?”

Once Byers realized she had the two-way speaker technology, he looks straight into the camera to shout, “The house next door to you is on fire! Your house is almost on fire!” Byers waited and helped run each of Glady’s daughters to safety while Gladys got prepared to abandon her home.

The Ring doorbell footage has since gone viral, and Gladys wants to shout Byer’s heroic efforts from all the virtual rooftops.

CREDIT: RING / FACEBOOK

The fire that nearly engulfed her Mesa, Arizona home was sparked in the early hours of July 26, 2019. Byers was new to the neighborhood, and she didn’t know him that well, but he still showed up as a model neighbor citizen. Even though the incident happened last summer, the video has been recirculating. Gladys admits that not even her closest friends knew about the near-death experience because she didn’t want to share the video out of “respect to my neighbors.” Now, she’s had a change of heart. “I didn’t want to put them out there like that but the more I think about it, why shouldn’t I? What they did was amazing,” Castañeda shared to Facebook. Now, she’s asking if people can help her share the video as an example of heroism.

Video footage shows ash blowing in the wind as Byers shouts, “Your house is almost on fire!”

CREDIT: RING / FACEBOOK

Castañeda was too afraid to go to the door, thinking robbers were causing a distraction to break into her home. With two young daughters, she didn’t know what to do but use the two-way speaker system on her smart doorbell to get more information. “Can I help you?” she asked over the intercom. After Byers shouts into the intercom, “The house next to you is on fire! Your house is almost on fire!” Castañeda responds, “Oh, oh, okay. Thank you.” Casteñeda ran out of bed to check on her oldest daughter, Emily and found that her room was already filled with smoke. 

“Without Ring, I don’t think I would ever have opened the door because in my mind I thought they were breaking in,” she told Ring. “When it’s a fire that big, minutes can turn into devastation. Who knows what could have happened?”

Byers then individually rushed each of Castañeda’s daughters over to his garage.

CREDIT: RING / FACEBOOK

Castañeda brought Emily to the front door and found Byers racing back to offer help just as she asked, “Can you help me?” Footage shows Byers sprinting across the street to rush Emily to his home across the street. A few seconds of inactivity go by when we see Byers sprinting back to the Castañeda residence. Castañeda passes over her one-year-old daughter, Victoria, and Byers rushes her over to her sister. Still, Byers races back and opens the door to lean in and ask, “Do you need any more help?” Fully clothed and with her phone in hand, she says, “No, thank you,” and runs across the street to be reunited with her daughters in Byers’ garage.

The Mexican-American mother is grateful for her children’s safety and wants everyone to credit Ty Byers and Ring doorbell for that.

CREDIT: GLADYS CASTAÑEDA / FACEBOOK

Castañeda’s husband had left for work just 25 minutes prior, which illustrates how quickly the fire erupted into a blaze that would completely destroy her neighbor’s home. Meanwhile, her neighbor had no idea his home was even on fire. The Castañeda residence was thankfully untouched by the fire, suffering only minor damages to the garage and some trees.

The Ring footage is now being used by her local fire department to investigate how the fire started.

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