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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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A Tourist Was Arrested For Illegally Climbing Up The Pyramid of Kukulkán

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A Tourist Was Arrested For Illegally Climbing Up The Pyramid of Kukulkán

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It is important to be a responsible tourist. This means following rules, acting responsibly, and not violating sacred places. That is something one tourist learned the hard way when she climbed the Pyramid of Kukulkán in Chichén Itzá.

Here’s the video of a tourist running down the steps of the Pyramid of Kukulkán.

The Pyramid of Kukulkán is one of the most iconic examples of Pre-Hispanic architecture and culture in Mesoamerica. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most visited archeological sites in Mexico. In 2017, more than 2 million visitors descended on the site.

Of course, #LadyKukulkan started to trend on Twitter.

You know that Twitter was ready to start calling out this woman for her actions. According to Yucatán Expat Life Magazine, the woman was there to honor her husband’s dying wish. The woman, identified as a tourist from Tijuana, wanted to spread her husband’s ashes on the top of the pyramid, which it seems that she did.

The video was a moment for Mexican Twitter.

Not only was she arrested by security when she descended, but the crowd was also clearly against her. Like, what was she even thinking? It isn’t like the pyramid is crawling with tourists all over it. She was the only person climbing the pyramid, which is federally owned and cared for.

The story is already sparking ideas for other people when they die.

“Me: (to my parents) Have you read about #ladykukulkan?
My Dad: Yes! (to my mom) When I die, I want you to scatter my ashes in the National Palace so they call you “Lady Palace,” sounds better, no?” wrote @hania_jh on Twitter.

READ: Mexico’s Version Of Burning Man Became A COVID-19 Super-Spreader Event Thanks To U.S. Tourists

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These Women Created A Cookbook That Honors Victims of Mexico’s Violence With Their Favorite Recipes

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These Women Created A Cookbook That Honors Victims of Mexico’s Violence With Their Favorite Recipes

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Despite a slight change in strategy in combatting the country’s endemic violence, Mexico continues to see a staggering degree of violence plaguing communities. Although the country’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, promised sweeping changes that would help pacify the country – violence has continues to spiral out of control, reaching record levels in 2020.

No where is this more evident than in the communities that have lost dozens or even hundreds of loved ones. Many of these communities have formed search brigades to help try and find their loved ones (or their remains) but they’re also getting creative with the ways in which they work to remember those they’ve lost.

A search brigade publishes a recipe book containing their loved ones’ favorite foods.

A group of women who came together to help locate the remains of their loved ones, have worked together on a new project to help remember their loved ones. Together, they have created Recipes to Remember, a book of favourite dishes of some of the missing. Each dish has the name of the person it was made for and the date they disappeared. It was the idea of Zahara Gómez Lucini, a Spanish-Argentine photographer who has documented the group since 2016.

The women are known as the Rasteadoras, and they’ve literally been digging to uncover graves of Mexico’s missing. Now, they’re finding ways to help remember those who have gone missing. The book is a way to strengthen the community and as one of the mothers told The Financial Times, “the book is a tool for building ties.”

“This recipe book is very important because it’s an exercise in collective memory and that’s very necessary,” says Enrique Olvera, the chef and restaurateur behind Pujol in Mexico City and Cosme in New York and a sponsor of the book. “It enables the Rastreadoras to connect with the memory of their loved ones through food and brings us, the readers, closer … It weaves empathy,” he told the Financial Times.

Many of these women came to know each other as they searched for their missing loved ones.

The women – who are mostly housewives in their 40s and 50s – literally scour the nearby grasslands, deserts, and jungles with shovels in hands hoping to make a discovery.

Their “treasures” are among the more than 82,000 people recorded as having disappeared and not been located in Mexico since 2006, when the government declared a war on drug cartels, unleashing terrible, seemingly unstoppable violence. Notwithstanding Covid-19, 2020 may prove to have been the deadliest year on record. As of November there had been 31,871 murders, compared with a record 34,648 in 2019.

Their stories of loss are heartbreaking.

One of the mothers, Jessica Higuera Torres, speaks of her son Jesús Javier López Higuera, who disappeared in 2018, in the present tense. For the book, she prepared a soup with pork rind because “he loves it — when I was cooking, I felt as though he was by my side.”

On the other hand, Esther Preciado no longer cooks chile ribs, her recipe for her daughter’s father, Vladimir Castro Flores, who has been missing since 2013. “That one’s just for the memories now,” she says.

“You get addicted to searching,” she adds. The 120 or so Rastreadoras have found 68 people, but only about a quarter of those are their missing loved ones. She acknowledges many victims may have got into trouble because they sold or used drugs; others were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Mexico’s missing person problem continues to plague the country.

Since taking office in 2018, the government of President López Obrador has stepped up efforts to locate missing people and identify bodies. It says the number of reported disappearances for 2020 was trending down. But the government acknowledged in November that in 2019, a record 8,804 people had been reported missing and not been found.

According to official data, Mexico has counted 4,092 clandestine graves and exhumed 6,900 bodies since 2006. Sinaloa is notorious as the home of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, once Mexico’s most powerful drug baron, now locked up in a maximum-security jail in the U.S. The city of Los Mochis, where the Rastreadoras are based, is currently in the grip of Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, known as El Chapo Isidro.

The Rastreadoras acknowledge that they’re on their own, turning to the authorities for help is not an option. As shown in the mass disappearance of 43 Mexican students in 2014, which rocked the country, municipal police have a terrible reputation for being infiltrated by cartels. “They won’t help us — they’re the same ones who are involved,” scoffs Reyna Rodríguez Peñuelas, whose son, Eduardo González Rodríguez, disappeared in 2016.

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