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These Touching Camila Lyrics Will Make You Weep In Emotional Spanish

The music industry is full of rocky paths, and for a band to subsist for more than a decade is no easy task. The Mexican band Camila was founded in 2005 by Mario Domm, Pablo Hurtado and the musician known as Samo, who left in 2013. Camila is known for its deep and powerful lyrics about love and loss, which has led them to collaborate with the crème de la crème of Spanish-language and Anglo pop music, including Colbie Caillat, Kenny G, Alejandro Sanz, Alejandra Guzman, Reyli, Chambao, Aleks Syntek and more recently the Mexican duo Sin Bandera. 

Behind Camila’s success is a profound love for music. Mario Domm plays multiple instruments such as drums, piano, guitar, and bass, and is known for being super energetic onstage. Pablo Hurtado has played the piano since he was five years old, and like many great rockstars (think Keith Richards!) has experimented with genres like jazz and blues, which are pretty much the forefathers of rock. 

Behind the complex soundscapes that Camila produces there is a dark but enjoyable artistic sensibility that nos pone la piel chinita. Here’s some of their most intense lyrics. 

1. “Llévate los restos de abril
Llévate los besos que jamás te di.
Los segundos de mi reloj,
y este corazón roto en dos”
From: the song “Restos de Abril” in the album Dejarte de amar (2010)
The perfect medicine for: un corazón roto 

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Camila’s frontmen can sure write out of romantic spite… and this song shows it! 

2. “Llegas cuando estoy a punto de olvidarte
Busca tu camino en otra parte
Mientras busco el tiempo que perdí
Hoy estoy mejor sin ti”
From: the song “Mientes” in the album Dejarte de amar (2010)
The perfect medicine for: being strong and finally let someone go

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This song is as much about self-care as it is about being very, very ardido about not being chosen by someone. 

3. “sentí que el amor murió
yo sólo fui un error
y aunque muero por volver, me voy”
From: the song “Me voy” in the album Dejarte de amar (2010)
The perfect medicine for: finally accepting that he/she was just not into you

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There comes a time in any person’s life when life just tells you to pack up your things and go, and Camilia knows it. 

4. “Tú, coleccionista de canciones
dame razones para vivir
tú la dueña de mis sueños
quédate en ellos y hazme sentir
y así en tu misterio poder descubrir
el sentimiento eterno”
From: the song “Coleccionista de canciones” in the album Todo cambió (2006)
The perfect medicine for: thinking about your muse

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Every songwriter needs a muse, and this song is an ode to those who bring inspiration. 

5. “No me importa donde estás
con quien sales, con quien vas ya me da igual
si no quieres verme más
hazte a un lado
pero ya no me dañes más”
From: the song “Me da igual” in the album Todo cambió (2006)
The perfect medicine for: breaking someone’s spell over you

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This song is as sad as it gets: what do you deal with being in love with someone you know will only bring tribulation and pain? 

6. “No había más que decir
Había llegado el fin
Hacia dos años ya
Que no me la encontraba

Estaba aprendiendo como vivir
Ya de ti me olvidaba cuando te vi.
Con la mirada desesperada”
From: the song “Perderte de nuevo” in the album Todo cambió (2006)
The perfect medicine for: when you unexpectedly bump into your ex, ay no!

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For someone who is just getting over a lost love, the worst case scenario is bumping into that person. This song is all about that dreaded moment in which you see that face that you have imagined for endless nights. 

7. “Si la verdad te ofende
Si te digo lo que siento y lo que mi alma no se atreve
Es porque te quiero que te quiero hablar de frente
Prefiero hoy herirte y no lo que hacen todos
Mentirte”
From: the song “Te confieso” (2019)
The perfect medicine for: being honest

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This song exists because there is a moment when there is no more time for dancing around the facts: if you don’t really love someone, then say it as hurtful as it can be. 

8. “Me envenenaste el silencio
Se fue mi aire detrás de ti
Me arrebataste hasta el suelo
Tiraste y me rompí”
From: the song “Decidiste dejarme” in the album Elypse (2014)
The perfect medicine for: dealing with the anger that sometimes comes after a heartbreak

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This song is ideal for that moment of self-pity in which you know someone te tiene de un ala. When the song is over, however, pick yourself together and para adelante

9. “Llegas para anhelar
Una misma dirección
Dos gotas de lluvia
Que cambian el mismo cielo”
From: the song “De Venus” from the album Elypse (2014)
The perfect medicine for: enjoying falling in love

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Sometimes love does happen, so when the miracle presents itself just close your eyes and embrace it. 

10. “Antes que pase más tiempo contigo, amor
Tengo que decir que eres el amor de mi vida
Antes que te ame más, escucha por favor
Déjame decir que todo te di
Y no hay cómo explicar pero menos dudar
Simplemente así lo sentí, cuando te vi”
From: the song “Todo cambió” in the album Todo cambió (2006)
The perfect medicine for: agarrar el valor to say what you feel

You never know what will happen in a relationship, so if you think someone is el amor de tu vida, then spell it out bravely and truthfully! 

11. “Adicto al dolor,
Tu exceso de frío y de calor,
Me están destruyendo,
Me estás convirtiendo,
En algo que yo no soy.
No vuelvo a sentir,
Despiertas la peor versión de mi,
Me miento y me juro,
Me enfermo y me curo,
Que obscuro mi amor por ti.
Por ti.”
From: the song “Adicto al dolor” in the album Elypse (2014)
The perfect medicine for: dealing with the realization that you just can’t get over someone

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The line that separates love and obsession is thin, and this song deals with how infatuation can lead us down a dark path. 

12. “Deje mi país
Mis pasos y mi gente
Solamente
Quise seguirte y amarte
Y muy tarde entendí
Que para conocerte
Faltan vidas”
From: the song “Lágrimas” in the album Elypse (2014)
The perfect medicine for: being homesick and in love, the perfect emotionak storm

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Being a migrant is an experience shared by millions around the world, and in this song homesickness is equalled to romantic love. They are both full of longing and nostalgia. 

13. “Con los ojos cerrados te seguí
Si yo busque dolor lo conseguí
No eres la persona que pensé
Que creí y que perdí”
From: the song “Mientes” in the album Dejarte de amar (2010)
The perfect medicine for: when the person you fall for is not who you think they were

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Do you fall in love with a person or with the idea of a person? Sometimes the two don’t match! 

14. “Sabe amarga la verdad
O el invierno en la cuidad
Que sin ti se cubre de hielo
Yo he venido por aquí
Alguien te arranco de mí
O talvez soñaba despierto
Dices que este amor fue un momento
Un beso que no existió
Mientras tú me olvidas
Yo intento
Prenderme a tu corazón”
From: the song “Nada” in the album Dejarte de amar (2010)
The perfect medicine for: good old-fashioned decepción romántica

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Once things are over you become a ghost in the other person’s past, and vice versa. Duele, pero es verdad

15. “Llévate tu piel y el dolor,
Llévate tu nombre lejos de mi voz
Déjame el silencio que aquí,
cada historia me habla de ti”
From: the song “Restos de abril” in the album Dejarte de amar (2010)
The perfect medicine for: telling someone to just leave you alone and take their pain away

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Another great line from “Restos de abril”. How to forget someone if that person just won’t let you go? This is a plea for some peace and quite in the midst of a romantic hurricane.

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READ: Here Are 15 Sin Bandera Lyrics That Are Llegadoras As Hell

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Mexico Wins International Award For $100 Peso Note Featuring 17th-Century Nun Sor Juana

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Mexico Wins International Award For $100 Peso Note Featuring 17th-Century Nun Sor Juana

Over the last few years, Mexico has been updated its currency to make it more secure from counterfeiters and to highlight the country’s diverse history. One of the country’s newest bills is a $100 peso note featuring a 17th-Century female historical figure and it’s winning major international awards for its design and history.

Mexico’s $100-peso bill has been named banknote of the year for 2020 by the International Bank Note Society (IBNS). As printer and issuer of the note, the Bank of México beat 24 other nominees to the award, and the Sor Juana bill led the way from the start of the voting process.

The note features national heroine Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, with the monarch butterfly biosphere reserve on its reverse.

In its announcement the IBNS wrote: “Mexico’s award-winning entry may provide a template as other countries reconsider how they design and promote new banknotes.  The successful design in eye-pleasing red combines Hispanic architecture, a famous female Hispanic literary figure and a tribute to the world’s fragile ecosystem.”

Past bank note of the year recipients include Aruba, Canada, Uganda, the Faroe Islands, two time winner Switzerland and three time winner Kazakhstan, among others.

So who was Sor Juana and why was she important to Mexico?

Born in 1651, Sor Juana was a self-educated nun and intellectual renowned for her poetry, writing and political activism, who criticized the misogyny of colonial Mexico.

Beginning her studies at a young age, Sor Juana was fluent in Latin and also wrote in Nahuatl, and became known for her philosophy in her teens. Sor Juana educated herself in her own library, which was mostly inherited from her grandfather. After joining a nunnery in 1667, Sor Juana began writing poetry and prose dealing with such topics as love, feminism, and religion.

Mexico was up against 24 other countries in the nomination process.

In second place was Kate Cranston who appears on the Bank of Scotland’s 20 pound note. The businesswoman appears on the obverse and she is recognized for being the owner of the famous tea rooms inaugurated in 1903 and that today are a tourist attraction.

In third place there was a triple tie between the 20 pound note of the Ulster Bank of Northern Ireland whose design features flora and buskers. The one from the Bahamas of 5 dollars with the image of the junkanoo dancer, and the one of 50 dollars from Fiji.

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Protesters In Mexico Take To Streets To Demand Justice For Dog Brutally Killed By Man With An Axe

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Protesters In Mexico Take To Streets To Demand Justice For Dog Brutally Killed By Man With An Axe

Residents of one Mexican city have taken to the streets to demand justice for a local stray dog who was brutally killed in an axe attack last month. Video of the incident was uploaded to social media and quickly went viral, leading to large protests in the Sinaloan city of Los Mochis.

Hundreds marched in Los Mochis to seek justice for a dog killed by man with an axe.

Hundreds took to the streets in Los Mochis, Sinaloa to demand justice for Rodolfo, a mixed breed dog killed with an axe on March 21. They showed banners that read “Justice for Rodolfo & for all who have no voice,” “We won’t stop until we have justice,” and “Justice for Rodolfo,” among others.

Despite the COVID-19 regulations, the participants in this new march, children, women and men, calmly marched through the center of the city of Los Mochis to make it clear that they are against animal cruelty and demanded justice for Rodolfo, who was a local stray dog. The demonstration gained traction after a video of the attack on Rodolfo, also known by Heart, Pirate and Shorty, was uploaded onto social media.

The predominantly young crowd marched to the state prosecutor’s office where environmental activist Arturo Islas Allende delivered a criminal complaint. Many brought their pets to the march and carried placards demanding the killer be sentenced to prison. One placard read: “Justice for Rodolfo and for all those that don’t have a voice.”

The suspected attacker, José “M,” a student at a Sinaloa university, has already delivered a preparatory statement to officials. Islas Allende questioned the morality of the killer. “We don’t want a psychopath like him as our neighbor,” he said.

The suspect’s girlfriend claimed that he killed the dog to protect her.

The girlfriend of the alleged attacker took to social media in his defense, saying the dog had attacked her days earlier and injured her face and hands.

On her Facebook account she claimed that medical treatments for her injuries had cost 8,000 pesos (US $400) and uploaded photographs of the injuries caused by the dog’s bites.

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