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Chris Evans Is The Face Of A Mexican Leche Company And I Am Living For These Memes

In the United States, commercial acting isn’t given the respect it is in the rest of the world. While celebrity cameos are becoming more widely used in advertising, most popular actors and actresses wouldn’t be caught dead selling coffee, bottled water or bubble gum on American television. However, big-name stars regularly appear in commercials in other countries where they can hide from the shame of being wealth hoarders.

In Japan, Tommy Lee Jones sells coffee and Britney Spears advertises candy. In Germany, Snoop Dog promotes cell phone service. The latest example of a famous star acting in a foreign commercial is Chris Evans who is tapping into the Mexican milk market. 

Chris Evans really wants you to drink Lala milk.

In the advertisement for the Lala Leche campaign, Evans sits down on a park bench next to a Mexican woman. The woman begins to go on a spiel about the milk entirely in Spanish, a language that Evans does not speak. Nevertheless, the woman convinces Evans to drink Lala 100 which is 100 percent lactose-free milk. Is Captain America lactose intolerant? Unclear. What is clear is that Evans likes stacking them pesos as much as he likes stacking them dollars. 

Fans, of course, went insane with Lala Leche memes.

Yes, all that vitamin D in milk turns growing boys into grown men. 

Not a fan of milk but can’t say I disagree with this one.

“When they offer you milk vs. when you see that Chris Evans drinks it,” one user wrote. 

Seriously, some of these memes are giving me life.

Perhaps my favorite meme is Chris Evans emerging from a giant bottle of Lala Leche, reborn as Captain America. Do they make this Lala Leche with vibranium from Wakanda or is that just the special Afro-Latinx blend? 

While others are feeding into my ultimate fantasies…

Fans of Captain America, of whom there are many, are thirsting over all the questionable and outright obscene content out there thanks to this odd pairing.

Evans is even traveling around Mexico at the moment to fan’s delight.

The A-list movie star has been spotted in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico all week filming a new television series set to debut on Apple’s new streaming service. The show, Defending Jacob is based on William Landay’s 2012 New York Times best-selling novel and will star Evans as Andy Barber, an assistant district attorney who is assigned the case of a 14-year-old boy and discovers his own son is a suspect. The thriller will run for eight episodes. 

According to the Vallarta Daily, the series will feature much of the unique landscape and many locals were hired as extras.

“Over the course of more than a week the production took full advantage of the destination’s beautiful natural scenery and luxurious hotel infrastructure for its shoots, which also included extras from the local community.” 

It is unclear why the series is filming in Mexico when it geographically takes place in Massachusettes and much of the filming has taken place there since April. Maybe it’s a spoiler? According to the IMDB page, as far as I can tell, there will be no Latinxs in the cast. Cool.

Of course, everybody was freaking out when Evans landed in Nayarit.

Fans were stunned that Evans graced us mere plebians with his presence. People began tweeting at the MCU leader, and they did not look thirsty at all. 

“Hey I am from here from Riviera nayarit I want to meet you I am your biggest good fan of many cevans, as I can do, really, it is one of my biggest dreams and above all goals, please help me,” one user wrote. 

At least one person on Twitter was basically planning her trip to Nayarit…

“If I have time and money I would already be traveling to Nayarit to meet @ChrisEvans but I’m poor and a simple automotive industry worker without holidays. This is so sad,” another user wrote. She added. “Anyway, I hope @ChrisEvans is enjoying México. I can’t wait to can watch ‘Defending Jacob’ filming in my beautiful country.”

“So close to Riviera Nayarit but so far from @Chris Evans!!!!” another user wrote. 

Why did Chris Evans do this ad?

The last time Chris Evans did an advertisement was in 2011 for a Gucci Guilty fragrance campaign. Last year, when he launched the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, a Virgin Radio and Sky produced radio show, it was completely ad-free. Evans expressed skepticism about ads in general. 

He once said: “So much has changed in broadcasting since I was last at Virgin Radio that now, thanks to Sky, we can do the show without ad breaks.” He added, “There are so many of them now that we sort of become anesthetized to them, and so if you actually turn your commercial partner into a storyteller… we’re trying this thing, it’s never been done before, it’s quite ground-breaking.”

Maybe Evans just actually really likes Lala Leche 100 percent lactose-free milk. We’ll never know. 

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Mexico City Could Soon Change Its Name To Better Embrace Its Indigenous Identity

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Mexico City Could Soon Change Its Name To Better Embrace Its Indigenous Identity

Mexico City is the oldest surviving capital city in all of the Americas. It also is one of only two that actually served as capitals of their Indigenous communities – the other being Quito, Ecuador. But much of that incredible history is washed over in history books, tourism advertisements, and the everyday hustle and bustle of a city of 21 million people.

Recently, city residents voted on a non-binding resolution that could see the city’s name changed back to it’s pre-Hispanic origin to help shine a light on its rich Indigenous history.

Mexico City could soon be renamed in honor of its pre-Hispanic identity.

A recent poll shows that 54% of chilangos (as residents of Mexico City are called) are in favor of changing the city’s official name from Ciudad de México to México-Tenochtitlán. In contrast, 42% of respondents said they didn’t support a name change while 4% said they they didn’t know.

Conducted earlier this month as Mexico City gears up to mark the 500th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec empire capital with a series of cultural events, the poll also asked respondents if they identified more as Mexicas, as Aztec people were also known, Spanish or mestizo (mixed indigenous and Spanish blood).

Mestizo was the most popular response, with 55% of respondents saying they identified as such while 37% saw themselves more as Mexicas. Only 4% identified as Spaniards and the same percentage said they didn’t know with whom they identified most.

The poll also touched on the city’s history.

The ancient city of Tenochtitlán.

The same poll also asked people if they thought that the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlán by Spanish conquistadoresshould be commemorated or forgotten, 80% chose the former option while just 16% opted for the latter.

Three-quarters of respondents said they preferred areas of the the capital where colonial-era architecture predominates, such as the historic center, while 24% said that they favored zones with modern architecture.

There are also numerous examples of pre-Hispanic architecture in Mexico City including the Templo Mayor, Tlatelolco and Cuicuilco archaeological sites.

Tenochtitlán was one of the world’s most advanced cities when the Spanish arrived.

Tenochtitlán, which means “place where prickly pears abound” in Náhuatl, was founded by the Mexica people in 1325 on an island located on Lake Texcoco. The legend goes that they decided to build a city on the island because they saw the omen they were seeking: an eagle devouring a snake while perched on a nopal.

At its peak, it was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas. It subsequently became a cabecera of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Today, the ruins of Tenochtitlán are in the historic center of the Mexican capital. The World Heritage Site of Xochimilco contains what remains of the geography (water, boats, floating gardens) of the Mexica capital.

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Mexico Plunges 23 Places On The World Happiness Report As The Country Struggles To Bounce Back

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Mexico Plunges 23 Places On The World Happiness Report As The Country Struggles To Bounce Back

When it comes to international happiness rankings, Mexico has long done well in many measurements. In fact, in 2019, Mexico placed number 23 beating out every other Latin American country except for Costa Rica. But in 2020, things looks a lot different as the country slipped 23 spots on the list. What does this mean for Mexico and its residents? 

Mexico slips 23 spots on the World Happiness Report thanks to a variety of compelling factors.

Mexico plummeted 23 places to the 46th happiest nation in the world, according to the 2020 happiness rankings in the latest edition of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report. The coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on Mexicans’ happiness in 2020, the new report indicates.

“Covid-19 has shaken, taken, and reshaped lives everywhere,” the report noted, and that is especially true in Mexico, where almost 200,000 people have lost their lives to the disease and millions lost their jobs last year as the economy recorded its worst downturn since the Great Depression.

Based on results of the Gallup World Poll as well as an analysis of data related to the happiness impacts of Covid-19, Mexico’s score on the World Happiness Report index was 5.96, an 8% slump compared to its average score between 2017 and 2019 when its average ranking was 23rd.

The only nations that dropped more than Mexico – the worst country to be in during the pandemic, according to an analysis by the Bloomberg news agency – were El Salvador, the Philippines and Benin.

Mexico has struggled especially hard against the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Since the pandemic started, Mexico has fared far worse than many other countries across Latin America. Today, there are reports that Mexico has been undercounting and underreporting both the number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths. Given this reality, the country is 2nd worst in the world when it comes to number of suspected deaths, with more than 200,000 people dead. 

Could the happiness level have an impact on this year’s elections?

Given that Mexico’s decline in the rankings appears related to the severity of the coronavirus pandemic here, one might assume that the popularity of the federal government – which has been widely condemned for its management of the crisis from both a health and economic perspective – would take a hit.

But a poll published earlier this month found that 55.9% of respondents approved of President López Obrador’s management of the pandemic and 44% indicated that they would vote for the ruling Morena party if the election for federal deputies were held the day they were polled.

Support for Morena, which apparently got a shot in the arm from the national vaccination program even as it proceeded slowly, was more than four times higher than that for the two main opposition parties, the PAN and the PRI.

Still, Mexico’s slide in the happiness rankings could give López Obrador – who has claimed that ordinary Mexicans are happier with him in office – pause for thought.

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