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If You’ve Never Cried While Listening To These Emotional Sin Bandera Lyrics Are You Even Human

Sin Bandera literally translates as “Without a flag.” During the early 2000s, this Mexican duo made up by musical virtuosos Leonel García, and Noel Schajris had its share of hits and became a common feature in pop music throughout Latin America and Spain. Hits like “Sirena” (you listen to it once and it just sticks to your brain like chicle) led them to collaborate with the likes of Camila, Alex Syntek, and Presuntos Implicados, big names in pop music from those years. The duo also wrote songs for Mexican telenovelas, which helped Leonel and Noel reach wider audiences. 

Sin Bandera wrote lyrics that were both simple and quite universal. Using the common themes of pop music (lost love, regret, and good old-fashioned infatuation), they composed power ballads and lively songs that still resonate in clubs and fiestas caseras everywhere. Here are a few of these poignant lyrics. A sufrir. 

1. “Para Alcanzarte yo voy a cruzar el mar entero / Y si hay montañas me voy a volar cruzando el cielo /Tras de tus pasos voy a descubrir el universo / Y gritaré por todo el mundo que te quiero”
From: the song “Para alcanzarte” in the album “Sin Bandera”(2002)
Ideal for when: you wanna make things crystal clear to your crush

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Basically a song about doing whatever it takes to be with someone. Because, yes, love is sometimes a hazardous journey. Bring out the tequila. 

2. “Mientes tan bien, / que me sabe a verdad / todo lo que me das / y ya te estoy amando / mientes tan bien  / que he llegado a imaginar / que en mi amor llenas tu piel / y aunque todo es de papel /mientes tan bien”
From: the song “Mientes tan bien” in the album De viaje (2003)
Ideal for when: you are really, pero really ardido

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One thing that Latino musicians are really good at is making despair poetic. This rola is about a dude who realizes his loved one has been lying all along. Maybe he deserved it. 

3. “No, claro que sé perder / No será la primera vez / Hoy te vas tú, mañana me iré yo”
From: the song “Un buen perdedor” in the album Pasado (2006)
Ideal for when: you have no other choice but to let a loved one go

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The classic Franco De Vita ballad gets the Sin Bandera treatment. A philosophical pop song that is quite rare: someone accepting defeat in the cruel world of chivalry. 

4. “En silencio siempre me hace pensar que yo te amo / Siempre con la fuerza de un mar / Este amor intenso que me vuelve a golpear / Vuelve tu piel a brillar / Vuelven esas manos a hacerme temblar”
From: the song “Y más te amo” in the album Una Última Vez (2016)
Ideal for when: you gather the courage to declarar amor eterno

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Love is a carnal experience, and this song makes it clear: it hurts and it makes your body react in unexpected ways. 

5. “Hoy el aire huele a ti / A complicidad / A hierba fresca y besos / A pasión y obscuridad”
From: the song “Hoy el aire huele a ti” in the album Pasado (2006)
Ideal for when: a lover’s presence lingers for days

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This is one of Sin Bandera’s sexiest lyrics: an evocative song about the trace that lovers leave behind in our beds, bodies, and souls. 

6. “En ésta no, / No coinciden nuestros universos, /Ni podemos escribir un verso, /Que describa nuestro amor”
From: the song “En ésta no” in the album Una Última Vez (2016)
Ideal for when: there is nothing left to fight for

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A painful song about unattainable love. What makes it super sad is the fact that the lovers realize that there is nothing they can do, they just won’t get a break and be allowed to be together. 

7. “Deja que mi alma se empape de ti / Y sentirás fuego /Cuando te fundas en mí”
From: the song “No neguemos el amor” in the album Sin Bandera (2002)
Ideal for when: passion overtakes you

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A not so subtle invitation to be sinful in the Biblical sense. 

8. “No por favor / Mucho dolor / Me da terror / Lo que llamas amor”
From: the song “Lo que llamas amor” in the album Mañana (2005)
Ideal for when: you just know a person is toxic for you

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We have all met someone who is not the best for us, but is nevertheless very attractive, like a carnivorous plant. Well, this song is about the illogical and dangerous nature of fatal attraction. 

9. “Women are the magic in the world, / porque piensan con el corazón. / Women have the magic in the world, / por convertir en alegría todo su dolor.”
From: the song “Magia” in the album De viaje (2003)
Ideal for when: you celebrate the fact that women should rule the world

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Because any poet needs to celebrate the awesomeness of women… this is Sin Bandera’s bilingual ode to all that is female. 

10. “Eres sirena / Oigo tu canto y me ahogo en tu cadera / Por que tu vuelvas yo daría lo que fuera / Porque me quites con tu piel / esta condena que me mata y me envenena”
From: the song “Sirena” in the album Sin Bandera (2002)
Ideal for when: you have just fallen head over heels over someone

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A silly but catchy song that just stays with you days and weeks after you heard it. Like Homer in the Odyssey (well, perhaps not as intensely), Sin Bandera sings to the mythical creatures. 

11. “Si me besas una vez, pongo el mundo a tus pies / Por tus labios pierdo la razón / Si me besas dos o tres / Mil estrellas bajaré / No hay medidas para el corazón. / Si me besas una vez, yo vuelvo a nacer”
From: the song “Si me besas” in the album Sin Bandera (2002)
Ideal for when: you think you fell in love at first sight

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One of Sin Bandera’s themes is love at first sight, the capacity to identify something in a person that makes them unique. This song is about the life-changing power that a first kiss can have. 

12. “Ves que mi amor es tu amor / Que tu ausencia es dolor / Que es amargo el sabor si no estas /Si te vas y no regresas nunca más”
From: the song “Ves” in the album Sin Bandera (2002)
Ideal for when: you realize that tu amorcito is def not coming back

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There is a moment that everyone who has gone through a breakup knows all about: the instant in which you realize it is all lost. This song captures it beautifully. 

13. “Frío, es un lío, hay mañanas en que estás perdido / Sientes todo un poco vacío y quieres escapar / Triste, estas triste y no entiendes qué fue lo que hiciste / Hay días así, estoy para ti verás que juntos podemos salir”
From: the song “Canción para los días lluviosos” in the album De viaje (2003)
Ideal for when: you know you were un pendejo but can’t get yourself to admit it

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We all screw up even if we don’t realize it at first, right?

14. “Y ayudarme en la lectura / de las frases de tu piel  / y acentuarme en la ternura y el placer”
From: the song “ABC” in the album De viaje (2003)
Ideal for when: your poetic soul is about to come out

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The body is a book, and love-making is poetry…. cheesy but memorable, o no?

15. “Puede ser algo mágico, enigmático, fuera de control, /Rutinario y colérico, algo histérico, grande como el sol. /. Puede ser algo tímido, problemático, lleno de pasión, /Temerario y fantástico, algo único, como nuestro amor.”
From: the song “Puede ser” in the album De viaje (2003)
Ideal for when: you are feeling poetic but kitschy

This collaboration with Presuntos Implicados is fast-paced and basically contains all the cliches that make pop music so great and universal. More, please?

If you want to get emotional with Sin Bandera and Camila in Las Vegas this Cinco de Mayo, click this link here to purchase your tickets!

READ: Miguel Was Once A Preacher And Then He Discovered The Power Of His Own Music

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One Town’s Residents Made A Citizen’s Arrest Of Their Mayor For Alleged Corruption And Shoddy Construction

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One Town’s Residents Made A Citizen’s Arrest Of Their Mayor For Alleged Corruption And Shoddy Construction

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Residents of a village in Chiapas, Mexico have become so fed up with their mayor that they decided to do something about it. Eschewing long, bureaucratic legal processes to hold him accountable, residents of a southern Chiapas town decided to hold their mayor accountable for what they said was a public works project so poorly done that it was useless.

A mayor in Chiapas was tied to a tree by his own residents for a job done badly.

Residents from eleven neighborhoods of the Chiapas town Comalapa held their mayor accountable for his inaction on a public works project. According to reports, the residents arrested Mayor Óscar Ramírez Aguilar to a tree in a public area to expose him to the rest of the town. They told the newspaper Diario de Chiapas, that they wanted to expose him for the “bad public servant” that he is and that he shouldn’t be reelected.

The townspeople say the municipal water storage cistern — whose installation they say was a campaign promise — is in such poor condition that it does not comply with water safety requirements. It currently has no water, they said, due to leaks, and the residents accuse the government of merely patching the tank — badly — to stop them.

In a video on social media, residents showed how the concrete patch job is already chipping away and easily crumbles.

“He promised us that this would be a public works project worthy of Comalapa residents, but [this tank is] a farce; the water system doesn’t work well. It’s an old problem that he should have attended to properly and should have been a priority during his administration because he came to see us in our homes with this promise, and now he doesn’t want to live up to it,” a resident told the newspaper.

But the mayor is denying what happened in a social media post.

The mayor though has a totally different version of events. After he was released, Ramírez posted a video on his official social media account to counter the residents’ version of the story.

“They did not tie me up,” he claimed. “The meeting was with 11 representatives of Comalapa neighborhoods in order to agree upon details regarding a major public project, the introduction of potable water.”

However, photographs clearly showed the mayor standing before a tree with his hands behind his back.

Three years ago, another local official suffered a similar fate after allegedly failing to deliver promised funds. He was bound to a post in the the central plaza of Comalapa.

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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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