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This Is What Juan Gabriel’s Family Thinks About The Conspiracy Theory That The ‘Divo’ Is Still Alive

Since the death of Juan Gabriel, rumors and conspiracy theories have taken over the Internet.

Today, his family and lawyer came forward to address this rumor started by Juan Gabriel’s ex-manager and the legal situation around the singer’s living will and testament.

The family of the late and beloved Juan Gabriel held a press conference today in Miami to discuss the rumors.

At the press conference, lawyers confirmed they are now going after the singer’s ex-manager who started all the craziness by asserting that the singer was actually alive. They threatened several legal consequences for the ex-manager, Joaquín Muñoz.

Through their lawyer, the family dispelled the rumor that ‘Divo’ lives.

Joaquín Muñoz, the ex-manager, started the shocking conspiracy theory that ‘’Divo de Juárez’ did not die on August 28, 2016.

The singer died in Los Angeles and at today’s press conference, a lawyer for the family said that the cremation was carried out in Los Angeles and that “there is no doubt that Juan Gabriel is dead.”

Also addressed at the press conference was the unresolved matter of the singer’s living will and testament.

During the meeting with the media, the family’s attorney confirmed that Iván Aguilera, son of the singer, is the universal heir.

But what all of this seems to have done is just fuel the conspiracy theory.

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Parents and abuelas everywhere have long insisted there was truth to the ex-manager’s claim. WIll today’s press conference help put some of that to rest?

Like literally since his death many have been asking the question:

And according to most users on Twitter today, this press conference isn’t likely to make a difference in the minds of hardcore believers.

As one person pointed out, this issue has been consuming families since news broke that ‘Divo’ had died!

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I don’t know about you but before the ex-manager made the baseless claims, I knew of families having giant arguments over his death. It was all-consuming.  

Like I’m pretty sure we all have that one tia who believes all the chisme she hears about him.

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I’m pretty sure I actually heard my abuela actually tell my mom this exact same rumor. What I want to know is who is starting these things?

Some have even reported Juan Gabriel sightings around the world, including this person in Dallas.

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But let’s be clear, this isn’t possible. Unfortunately, Juan Gabriel definitely died in 2016 and isn’t driving for Lyft in Texas.

While quite a few people didn’t even realize there was an entire conspiracy surrounding the singer’s tragic death.

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I wish we are all this lucky to not even be aware of this bogus conspiracy theory.

Some are hoping the whole conspiracy comes to an end so that el ‘Divo de Juarez’ can finally rest in peace.

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The man brought us years and years worth of incredible music and talent, it’s truly time to put this wild rumor to bed and let the man finally RIP.

While others point out the conspiracy may be true, just not the way we think:

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Translation: “He is alive in our hearts.”

We couldn’t agree more. Juan Gabriel will forever live in our hearts, bodas, quineañeras, and so much more.

READ: Juan Gabriel’s Son Is Suing Univision And Telemundo For $100 Million

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Viva Mexico Is Trending On Twitter Proving That Mexico Is More Than Just A Country

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Viva Mexico Is Trending On Twitter Proving That Mexico Is More Than Just A Country

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It is Mexico’s Independence Day and that means that Mexicans around the world are honoring their roots. Twitter is buzzing with people who might not be in Mexico but they will forever have Mexico in their hearts. Here are just a few of the loving messages from people who are Mexican through and through.

Viva Mexico is trending on social media and the tweets are filled with love and passion for the country.

Mexico received its independence from Spain on September 16, 1810 and since then the day has been marked with celebration. The day is marked with parties of pride and culture no matter where you are in the world.

Mexicans everywhere are letting their Mexican flag fly.

Tbh, who doesn’t want to be Mexican to enjoy the day of puro pinche pride? The celebration for Mexican Independence Day starts on Sept. 15 with El Grito. The tradition is that the president of Mexico stands on the balcony on Sept. 15 at 11 p.m. and rings the same church bell that Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang in 1810 to trigger the Mexican Revolution.

People are loving all of the celebrations for their homeland.

The original El Grito took place in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato in 1810. While most El Grito celebrations take place at the National Palace, some presidents, especially on their last year, celebrate El Grito in the town where it originated.

Honestly, no one celebrates their independence day like Mexico and we love them for it.

¡Viva Mexico! Mexico lindo y querido. How are you celebrating the Mexican Independence Day this year? Show us what you have planned.

READ: Many Mexicans Are Calling Out Fragile Masculinity As Some Continue To Protest A Controversial Zapata Painting

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Volunteer Firefighters From Mexico Went to Oregon to Help Their “Sister City” Contain the Unprecedented Fires

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Volunteer Firefighters From Mexico Went to Oregon to Help Their “Sister City” Contain the Unprecedented Fires

Just when you thought humanity has failed us, someone steps up and shows the world that the generosity of the human spirit is alive and well. 

Last week, a post on Reddit went viral of a group of volunteer firefighters from Guanajuato, Mexico who traveled to the city of Ashland, Oregon to help fight the wildfires that are blazing across the western state.

The fire department is called Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios, the Heroic Volunteer Fire Department, in English.

The two towns have had a “sister city” relationship for over 50 years. Sister-city relationships are meant to “promote peace and understanding through exchanges that focus on arts and culture, youth and education, business and trade, and community development”.

The internet swiftly erupted into comments praising the volunteer firefighters for their bravery and comradery. “Mexico also sent relief during Katrina. Mexico and Canada are our best allies, always there for us regardless of the politics,” one commenter said. Another chimed in: “Welcome to Oregon, amigos. Mantenga una bota en el quemado.”

The troop of men who traveled from Mexico to the United States were identified as Captain Aldo Iván Ruiz, Captain Juan Armando Alvarez Villegas, Sargent Jorge Luis Anguiano Jasso, Sargent Luis Alfonso Campos Martínez and Miguel Ángel Hernández Lara. They were accompanied by the mayor of Guanajuato, Alejandro Navarro.

“We began the relief work,” Navarro wrote on Twitter. “Very moved by the terrible impact of the fire on families and their homes.”

The Oregon wildfires are just one of the many that are blazing down the West Coast of the United States, taking people’s homes, land, and sometimes, their lives. In more than 1 million acres have burned and two dozen fires are still raging.

“Almost every year since becoming governor, I’ve witnessed historic fire seasons,” Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently said at a press conference. “Yet this is proving to be an unprecedented and significant fire event for our state.”

Experts are hypothesizing that these unprecedented fires are further evidence of the toll man-made climate change is having on the environment. 

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“I can’t think of any time over the last 100 years where we’ve had serial fire outbreaks, four years running,” said fire historian Stephen Pyne to the Washington Post. “That I can find no record of happening before,” he added. “That is the big switch; that is the phase change.”

Regardless of what has caused the fires, the bravery of these firefighters is worth commendable. Their actions are further proof that borders cannot contain the universal values of kindness, altruism, and brotherhood.

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