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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. 

New Study Shows That Mexican Teenagers Are Among The Most Addicted To Their Cellphones

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New Study Shows That Mexican Teenagers Are Among The Most Addicted To Their Cellphones

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We don’t need a research study to tell us that we’re more addicted to our phones than ever before. Still, the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism united with nonprofit Common Sense to give us The New Normal: Parents, Teens and Mobile Devices in Mexico,” and the findings are interesting. The survey is based on more than 1,200 Mexican teens and their parents and was led by Dean Willow Bay and Common Sense CEO James P. Steyer. Mexico is just the fourth country surveyed in a global mapping project to better understand the role smartphones play in “the new normal” of today’s family life.

The study found that nearly half (45 percent) of Mexican teens said they feel “addicted” (in the non-clinical, colloquial way) to their phones. That’s 15 percent higher than found in the United States and 265 percent higher than in Japan. Now we want to know how Latino-Americans stack up because this all feels pretty familiar.

1. Checking mobile devices has become a priority in the daily lives of teens and their parents.

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Interestingly, more parents than teens reported using their phones almost all the time. That’s 71 percent of parents and 67 percent of their children reporting near-constant use of their phones. Nearly half of parents and their teens report checking their phones several times an hour. Meanwhile, only 2 percent of the respondents said they never feel the need to immediately respond to a text, social media networking messages, or other notification.

2. Most teens (67 percent) check their phone within 30 minutes of waking up in the morning. For some, their attachment to their phone interrupts their sleep.

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In fact, a third of teens and a fourth of parents check their phone within five minutes of waking up. More than a third of teens (35 percent) and parents (34 percent) wake up in the middle of the night at least once to check their phone for “something other than the time: text messages, email, or social media,” according to the report

3. Parents and teens alike are judging each other’s phone use.

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Somos chismosos by heart, so of course, 82 percent of parents think their child is distracted daily, often several times daily, by their phone use. Over half of teens feel the same way about their parents. Seriously, how much Candy Crush is too much Candy Crush? On top of that, 64 percent of parents believe their child is “addicted” to their phone while 31 percent of teens feel their parent is “addicted” as well. That said, only 40 percent of teens felt their parents worried too much about their social media use, but 60 percent of teens said their parents would be “a lot more worried if they knew what actually happens on social media,” according to the study.

4. If a parent feels “addicted,” they’re more likely to have a child that “feels addicted,” too.

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Half of both parents and teens self-identify as feeling addicted to their phones. That said, three quarters of the 45% parent pool who reported feeling addicted ended up having a teen who self-reported as feeling addicted, too. That means there are about a third of households where everyone “feels addicted” to their device. In a similar vein, that meant that roughly 2 in 5 Mexicans are trying to cut back their time spent on their phone. 

5. Mexican teens’ favorite way to communicate with friends was via text (67 percent)…not hanging out in person.

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Only half (50 percent) of teens said one of their favorite ways to communicate with friends was in person, which narrowly beat social media (49 percent) by just one percentage point. Talking on the phone (40 percent) didn’t come in the last place though. That slot is reserved for video chatting at 22 percent.

6. If they had to go a day without their phone, the majority of respondents said they would feel happy or free.

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While the majority of teens said they would feel at least somewhat happy (73 percent), free (67 percent), or relieved (64 percent), they also expected to feel at least somewhat bored (63 percent), or anxious (63 percent), or lonely (31 percent). Compared to teens, more parents reported that they’d expect to feel happy (79 percent), free (77 percent), or relieved
(73 percent). 

7. The majority of both parents and teens think device use is hurting their family relationships.

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Nearly a third of parents said they argue once a day with their teen about their excessive use of their phone, and that screen use, in fact, ranks third behind bedtime and chores as their regular conflicts. “My parents are very concerned about this,” teen Guadalupe Mireya Espinosa Cortés told Common Sense Media. “They are all the time telling us, ‘Oh, don’t use the phone while we are eating together. Hey, we are on vacation. Don’t use the phone, please’ and I agree. I think there are priorities and we have to be intelligent to know when and where to use our phones.”

Overall, most Mexican families still agree on the benefits of the technology, citing tech skills, access to information, building relationships and keeping in touch with extended families as reasons that mobile devices are worth their while.

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A Chiapas Mayor Was Dragged From His Office And Dragged Behind A Truck By Angry Residents

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A Chiapas Mayor Was Dragged From His Office And Dragged Behind A Truck By Angry Residents

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Police had to intervene and save the life of the mayor of Las Margaritas in Chiapas, Mexico. The mayor, like many politicians throughout Mexico, was the victim of angry residents who want him to follow through on campaign promises but he hasn’t.

Disturbing video out of Mexico shows a mayor of a village in Chiapas being dragged behind a pickup truck.

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According to BBC, the farmers in the village are demanding that Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández follow through on one campaign promise. The mayor promised the farmers to fix a local road but they are getting angry that he has not followed through with the promise so far.

The entire abduction was captured on video and is gaining international attention.

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“This si getting out of control,” tweeted @MujerFulminante.

There has been growing violence in Mexico against politicians. Mainly, Mexican mayors and candidates have been killed by drug cartel members and leaders who don’t want the politicians to fight their corruption.

Bystanders recorded the mob of people dragging the mayor out of his office with his wrists tied together.

BBC reports that dozens of police officers were needed to end the attack on the mayor of Las Margaritas. It was the second attack on Mayor Escandón Hernández over the local road he promised to fix during his campaign.

CCTV footage from later in the day showed the actual dragging of the mayor behind the truck.

Miraculously, the mayor was rescued by the police and only suffered minor injuries as a result. He is planning to file charges against the people responsible for the attack. The mayor is filing charges of abduction and attempted murder against the mob who attacked him.

Eleven people were arrested in connection with the attack.

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“Is this savagery necessary,” asked @NYadMEX on Twitter.

There was an earlier attack on the mayor but he was not present when the group of angry residents arrived. The first time the group tried to attack the mayor, he was not in the office when they entered so they destroyed his office.

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