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Here Are 25 Latino DILFs With Their Kids That Will Melt Your Heart

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If there’s one thing that turns a woman into the personification of the heart eyes emoji, it’s seeing a hot man doting on his children. Seriously, every time a man walks by wearing a baby in a sling it’s over. It’s just so heartwarming! And, if we’re being honest here, makes us feel the thirst.

Here are 25 of the hottest Latino dads out there setting our hearts aflame with their fatherly love!

William Levy and his son Christopher are bringing the cuteness in their matching tuxes.

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This photo is from a few years back but it still gives me all the feels. Who doesn’t get weak in the knees when they see Levy in all his fine glory. Talk about a looker. Not to mention that his matching son is one of the most adorable things we’ve ever seen on any red carpet. Get it, papito.

Alex Rodriguez knows how to be a dapper dad, and clearly loves his baby girl very much.

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How cute are they?? He might be caught up in an alleged cheating scandal but that doesn’t change how much he loves his daughter. He is a father who just wanted the best for his little girl and it totally shows. We absolutely love the kind of love these two share.

Jaime Camil brings the bundled up babeliness with his son, Little Jaime.

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Those adorable smiles say it all! I’m not sure I can handle it. Granted, I always swoon when I see Jaime Camil smile because that smile is just so dreamy. I would not be able to control myself if he ever walked up to me and told me anything remotely nice.

Ricky Martin feeling ignored by his sons is not only adorable and funny but so very relatable.

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Who could ignore Ricky?? Well, I guess his boys can since to them he’s probably just boring old dad. If they only knew that he had the whole world moving and banging, they might not be so quick to blow him off. If you need someone to give you some love and appreciation, let me know. I would be happy to tell you how important you are in my life.

James Rodriguez is all teeth and sweetness with his little girl, but we see you setting that thirst trap.

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No shirt?? I know what you’re doing and it’s working overtime on me. Not to mention, your daughter is absolutely adorable. She might give me a run for my money as your biggest fan. I can’t imagine futbol without you and I never want to live in that kind of hell.

Juanes and his boy Dante bring the fashion.

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Poll: Who has the cooler hair? I’m leaning Dante. However, it is clear that His dad has something to do with his killer style. It shows that the apple never falls far from the tree and he will be a heartbreaker like his daddy before we know it.

Aaron Diaz’s baby girl Regina may be skeptical about something, but it can’t be her dad’s face.

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That’s just a good face. Not even a side-eye throwing baby can deny that. Hell,, not even a side-eye throwing adult can deny that. Seriously. Who wouldn’t want Diaz to rest his gorgeous head in their lap?

If Mario Lopez passes his dimples onto his son Dominic, game over.

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Those Lopez dimples are powerful. They have kept us mesmerized since he was on “Saved By The Bell” and don’t show any signs of slowing down. They (those dimples) definitely know how to stop people in their tracks. Who hasn’t been scrolling through social media and paused to look at that face?

Ezequiel Lavezzi and his son Tomás lounging poolside is only missing one thing…

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Me, eating buffalo wings and wearing SPF 50 and a big hat to cover my face from the sun. I don’t want to burn and ruin this gorgeous skin. After all, I am hoping to make Lavezzi my next ex-husband with a whirlwind romance all over the world following his soccer games. Shall we start a petition to make this happen?

Hulk Paraiba and his boys Tiago and Ian hanging by the beach is family goals.

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I’d be offering to rub sunblock on Hulk’s hulking biceps like every five minutes. You know. For safety purposes. There’s no reason to let the sun get the best of you when you can keep everything silky smooth and protected.

Oscar de la Hoya enjoying a day at the ballpark with his son Little Oscar is not only cute but also, that family has good genes.

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Take me out to that ball game. De La Hoya has made some questionable choices in the past, but his love for his son is so evident. We all want a husband who can shower the kiddos with the love they deserve and he is one of those dads. I’ll DM you my number.

Leo Messi reading to his little look-alike is just the sweetest thing ever.

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Plus he‘s loaded… Like way to melt my heart, Leo. His long beard is a little hard to fall in love with but there is one thing we know for sure. That face under the beard is one that everyone can love.

Canelo not only brings the knockouts in the ring, but he also does with his daughter Emily.

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She’s so precious, and her poppa is no ugly duckling himself. He has the physique that only a career in boxing can create and we just can’t stop checking him out. But, like all the other men, there is something so sexy about seeing a father lovingly doting over his children.

Carmelo Anthony and his son Kiyan are chips off the same handsome block.

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That‘s probably because all that Puerto Rican blood running through their veins. It’s just a biased fact that Latinos are leaps and bounds more attractive than most people on the planet. Maybe it’s our diet or the fact that we are just some of the hottest people around. Who know?

Gerard Pique loves a daddy date with his little one Sasha.

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That is no doubt the most adorable date that’s ever happened in history. Mainly because the little one is a total ham. Just look at those chubby cheeks and piercing eyes. What a cutie. And the dad is one of the most drop dead gorgeous men in existence.

Danny and Gilbert Trejo bring the badassery to the father-son dynamic.

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That’s a lot of coolness in one photo. They might not be hot in a conventional way, but they are hot with the way they carry themselves. They know how to keep people intrigued without going over the top with their physique or tedious styling.

Luis Fonsi and his kids Mika and Rocco are too cute, even from behind.

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And now I‘m not sure what I crave more… a slice of cake or a piece of Luis. Even from behind his sexiness is just oozing off of him. I can’t get enough of his dude and I hope he reads this and discovers that he is hopelessly in love with me.

Marc Anthony getting treated to a little manicure from his daughter Emme is the sweetest.

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Even while he throws up west side. There is something so nice about men secure enough in their masculinity to play dress up with their daugthers. Like, they are your precious angles and they need to be treated to a fun time with dad. Grow up and let them paint your nails.

Alejandro Fernandez’s daughters Camilla and America show appreciation for their potrillo papa.

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I don’t know when it happened but Alejandro graduated to zaddy status and I’m here for it. Sup, grey hairs. We see all of you and we love every last one of you like our own. Good for you, sir. Good for you.

]Andy Garcia serves up mega zaddy vibes too with his model daughter Alessandra.

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That beard and hat gives me Sean Connery vibes or the old dude from “Jurassic Park” and I’m not mad about it. I might be more concerned if I was not into this look because he knows how to rock his age and we thank him for it.

Mark Consuelos is picture perfect with his daughter Lola Grace.

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How did I forget hot Mark Consuelos is?? I’m gonna google a lot later. Move over Kelly Ripa. You are a gorgeous woman and we thank you for keep Consuelos company while we perfected our pitch as to why he should be with us. Yes, us. We are pooling our resources on this one.

Freddie Prinze Jr. is handsome AF even with his son farting on his head.

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Dad life for real. He was a total heartthrob in the ’90s and 2000s and somehow stayed a heartthrob all these years later. It’s like the only aging he went through was his hair getting a little white. I just want to spend my summer running away from a serial killer with him as my partner. (If you don’t get that reference, you’re too young for him.)

Sure Vicente Fernandez is in his 70s but he’s still got the sauce.

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What’s the grandpa version of zaddy? Gaddy? Paddy? Who knows, really. All we know is that he still gets our attention with his soulful music and his no-shit-taken attitude. It is a whole mood that we are all trying to adopt as our own.

Benjamin Bratt knows how to catch some rays while also teaching his son Mateo a thing or two.

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I mean, these beach day photos are too much. He has so much swagger and it is the kind of swagger you don’t expect and, at the same time, can’t get enough of. We have been drooling over him for decades in all of the movies and shows he has done.

Yandel throwing up dukes with his sons is tough and all, but really it’s kind of sweet.

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Nice try, fellas. Those fists are fooling anyone. We all know that you are just an adorable and lovable bunch. We cannot be fooled by some fists trying to threaten us.

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Puerto Rican Women Are Finding It Difficult To Access Abortion Related Health Care Putting Their Health At Risk

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Puerto Rican Women Are Finding It Difficult To Access Abortion Related Health Care Putting Their Health At Risk

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For those of you who may have been living under a rock, or just genuinely can’t keep up with the news now that there’s usually a new catastrophe or political gaffe from the Trump administration on a daily basis, it’s probably a good idea to recap what happened around Hurricane Maria.

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, devastating the region and sparking an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. While recovery efforts have been in the works, abortion care has been largely ignored by authorities, leading to another set of problems that need to be addressed before Puerto Rico can really say that it’s moved on from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Granted: there’s so much more to consider than just simply boosting abortion facilities in Puerto Rico.

According to a 2008 study in the Journal of Population Economics, birth rates increase in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

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Let’s face it, anyone put in the same position would agree: if there’s no access to power, no way of really going anywhere, and there are zero things to do otherwise … you’re gonna have sex. Even though the world is pretty much falling apart around you! Part of the risks of this behavior, beyond focusing on bonking rather than safety awareness during a natural disaster, is the fact that condoms and other contraceptives aren’t necessarily readily accessible in this time. It means that if you’re not intending on getting pregnant, then this situation could put you in perilous circumstances.

The lack of regional resources after a natural disaster is not only hard af for new families – it’s also hard on people who are seeking ways to terminate their pregnancy. Where Puerto Rico is concerned, of the six abortion clinics on the main island, only one was in operation in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. However, it took nine days for that single clinic to get its doors open again. And from there, the damage from the cataclysmic storms meant that the centre didn’t have two air conditioning units or its heating system, and it had to run on a generator for three months. Because power was so expensive at this time, it meant that the clinic also had to cut its hours of operation. And if you think this is bad – that’s just the trials and tribulations of one clinic. Imagine the difficulty in trying to get others open.

Sure, there’s a problem. But aren’t there more important things to deal with in Puerto Rico, first?

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Recovery from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has been mighty slow. In fact, it took an entire year for power to be restored to the region. Poor sanitation in the area led to the spread of water-borne sicknesses, while spoiled food and contaminated drinking water also harmed the population. Pests and bugs further caused havoc and spread disease, in addition to mold and mildew. Not to mention the fact that cleanup activities also introduced further hazards to locals, and opened the potential for further injury and infections. Natural disasters are associated with a decline in the mental health of a population, too, meaning that psychological services are in dire need in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. 

At this point, you’re probably thinking, ‘why are we worried about access to abortion care when there are so many other, more urgent, things to think about’? And sure, you’re not entirely wrong. But the reality is that access to healthcare services in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is crucial for reducing further loss of human life. And that healthcare must be holistic. Because while healthcare is great for recovery from injuries and treating disease, these are reactive measures to the issue at hand. Family planning and abortion care fall into the category of preventative measures, to ensure that the unintended pregnancies don’t place further stress on very limited services and resources.

The issues we’re seeing now are part of bigger, systemic problems that must be addressed for Puerto Rico’s wellbeing.

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As an unincorporated territory of the US, it stands to reason that Puerto Rico should have received considerable support from Washington DC. While no-one could forget the classic shot of Donald Trump basketball-shooting paper towels into a crowd of disaster-stricken Puerto Ricans, it’s been argued that the region was, overall, lacking in support and attention from the administration. And this criticism wasn’t a new thing. Puerto Rico’s been dealing with the Zika epidemic, which affected 1 in 7 newborns between 2016 and 2018, while also contending with the shutdown of 66 of 69 major hospitals in the region due to Hurricane Maria. It also has the highest poverty rate over any US state, while also getting less money and resource from the federal government for health programs. Yikes.

This raises questions around Puerto Rico’s representation in Washington: as it is not a state, it doesn’t have a vote in Congress. And, it only has one non-voting member of the House, known as a Resident Commissioner. Who knows what kind of improvements in assistance could have been made for Puerto Rico, if it had the right kind of political representation?

Beyond the federal level, Puerto Rico must also contend with the rise of conservatism.

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Pushback against access to family planning services, which largely draws from pervasive religious doctrine, has risen in recent years. For example, 2018 saw a really aggressive attempts to restrict abortion access in Puerto Rico. While the Senator responsible for the bill, Nayda Venegas Brown, eventually pulled it from consideration, it was designed to institute a mandatory 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, parental consent for minors, and a ban on the procedure outright after 20 weeks gestation. And sure, while these may seem like pretty common laws for those living on mainland US, these kinds of restrictions are basically unheard of in Puerto Rico.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, these kinds of limitations would add even more complexity to unwanted pregnancies in Puerto Rico. For example, without access to appropriate healthcare services, people may not have even known about their pregnancy until much later in their gestational cycle. Another thing to consider is that, should there be complications in the pregnancy, women may have their lives further jeopardized by restrictions on performing abortions. And, minors who may not be in contact with their parents would then become dependent on those same parents to access an abortion. Indeed, it is fortunate that Puerto Ricans were not subject to such blanket laws – particularly while they’re still dealing with the repercussions of Hurricane Maria.

So, for those of you sitting at home wondering what you can do about the predicament facing Puerto Rico, you’ve got a few options. It’s worth investigating charities in your local area that are dedicated towards providing support to Puerto Rico. Voting for candidates in the 2020 elections that have proposed policies to support Puerto Rico is also crucial. Additionally, improving awareness about women’s rights by sharing accurate information on social media – like this piece – can help break down the stigma around family planning.

Chisme Says Javier Bardem Is Close To Landing The Role Of King Triton And People Have Some Thoughts

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Chisme Says Javier Bardem Is Close To Landing The Role Of King Triton And People Have Some Thoughts

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Disney just recently announced that Halle Bailey would be portraying Ariel in the live-action remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ and finally we are starting to see better presentation of POC on the big screen.

The reaction to her casting was huge and, of course, came with it’s share of racist trolls.

But Disney is giving us another reason to celebrate ‘The Little Mermaid’ with word that Javier Bardem is in talks to start as Ariel’s father, King Triton.

Javier Bardem could possibly play King Triton in the live-action ‘Little Mermaid.’

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Big news from Disney — Spanish actor Javier Bardem is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the ‘Little Mermaid.’

And the best part? He’s up for the role of Ariel’s dad and the ruler of Atlantica, the mighty King Triton. If the reports are true, Javier will be joining a star-studded cast for the highly-anticipated flick.

Although Javier is in talks to play King Triton, other actors have publicly said they’d want to be considered in the Rob Marshall-directed movie. Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews took to his social media and posted a selfie of himself as the underwater ruler.  “Ariel’s Dad!!!!,” he wrote alongside the image.

Reactions on Twitter have been mixed to the news but a lot of people love the idea of Javier Bardem as King Triton.

And you can count us among that group. He’s a very talented actor, who, in fact, has won an academy award. So we have faith that he’ll be an amazing King Triton.

And this user had a very beautiful way of looking at the possible casting.

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The sea is definitely a colorful place. Plus, also, mermaids aren’t real so Disney can cast whoever they want in which ever role they want.

While this person was excited for the possibility of something like Cinderella.

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And we have to say that we agree. Brandy in Cinderella was everything and we would love to see Halle Bailey bring that same sort of energy to this role as Ariel – and we have faith that she will.

Though it looked like many on Twitter weren’t having any of it.

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It looked like some were confused by the whole family tree while others just wanted the so called classic ‘Little Mermaid’ (read: white) that they grew up with and already know.

But more than one Twitter user easily shut down the haters.

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That’s right people. Mermaids aren’t real. They could cast this however they want to cast it.

While many others were totally stanning for Terry Crews.

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Count us in on this as well. Who doesn’t love funny man Terry Crews?! Apparently, he also really wants the role. He even tweeted out a photo of the film with the caption #ArielsDad.

Whoever plays King Triton will be joining a star-studded cast.

A few weeks ago, the studio announced that R&B singer (and Beyoncé’s protégé) Halle Bailey would take on the role of Ariel, while Melissa McCarthy would play Ariel’s nemesis Ursula. Other castings include 12-year-old actor Jacob Tremblay as Ariel’s best friend Flounder and Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina playing Scuttle, the pair’s other friend that gives them access to objects from the human world. Harry Styles is also reportedly in talks to play Ariel’s love interest Prince Eric.

READ: Racist Twitter Is Coming For The Black Actress Recently Tapped To Be ‘The Little Mermaid’ And She Ain’t Batting An Eye

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