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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.

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Mexican Abuelito Vows To Give Kids Free Sleigh Rides In His Santa Claus Mototaxi Until He Dies

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Mexican Abuelito Vows To Give Kids Free Sleigh Rides In His Santa Claus Mototaxi Until He Dies

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For the last seven years, a Mexican abuelito has been rigging his motorcycle taxi to look like a Santa Claus sleigh, to the delight of children in his Oaxaca neighborhood, and is vowing to offer free sled rights to children for “as long as God gives me life,” he told a local outlet. Jerónimo Flores, 75, and his generosity have gone viral after a relative shared images of his mototaxi to Facebook, further spreading his Christmas cheer even beyond Juchitán, Oaxaca, the southwestern Mexican state that gave birth to the modern-day sleigh. Over the course of many years, Don Flores has been using his own savings to deck the halls of his mototaxi, purchasing materials, and constructing the design himself so that the front of the taxi looks like a giant Santa Claus head. The taxi’s headlights appear as glowing cheeks, while the driver’s windshield is protected by bushy white eyebrows and a pair of makeshift giant Santa Claus glasses.

This year, he had the idea to tow a sleigh behind the mototaxi and is vowing to let children right in the sleigh for free for as long as he lives.

Over the last couple of months, Don Flores emptied his savings account to pour 12,000 pesos ($628) to rig his mototaxi to be able to tow a sleigh full of children for free.

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Don Flores has been elevating his Santa Sleigh game every year since 2012, becoming an instant classic in his neighborhood’s Christmas celebrations. Complete with a larger-than-life Santa hat, a pink nose, and scruffy white beard, Don Flores’ Santa mototaxi is well known in his neighborhood. This Santa doesn’t retire to the North Pole all year long, however. The glowing-cheeked Mr. Claus also makes an appearance for Mexico’s Independence Day and on Halloween. This year, however, Don Flores had an idea that would require the help of his adult children and much more money. 

Don Flores built this two-row “floating” sleigh so that children could hop aboard for a ride in Santa’s sleigh for free.

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Even though Don Flores is well beyond retirement age by most folks’ standard, he continues to have to work for a living, driving his mototaxi around town. In his older age, Don Flores doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Once the idea to build the sleigh came to him, he couldn’t let it go, enlisting his sons and daughters to help him build the magical sleigh. The way they rigged the neon lights at the bottom even offers the optical illusion of a floating sleigh! “This year it occurred to me to build a sled to ride my children and children for free, without charging anything. I will continue this until God gives me life,” Don Flores told La Republica.

You better believe that the inside of Santa’s sleigh is decked out, too.

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What’s a Mexican sleigh ride without the most miniature of nativity sets anyway? Don Flores makes sure that his patrons and their children feel the magic of Christmas at every step on his mototaxi. Christmas lights line nearly every border of the taxi, from the sleigh to the brim of the Santa hat, to the seat cushions. Don Flores has become a beacon of light in every sense of the word in his community.

Santa may even need to build another sleigh to meet the demands of Juchitán’s children!

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“Beautiful ride with the mototaxi sleigh! Congratulations Abuelito Fito Flores,” Don Flores’ grandson, Arturo Garcia, posted to Facebook last week. Since then, the photos have been shared over a thousand times. “How beautiful! I already imagine the beautiful memory he is leaving his grandchildren. They will remember him forever,” one fan comments. Don’t even think about uttering, “OK, Boomer,” to this abuelito. “The most beautiful technology,” commented another fan. 

Today, Don Flores is known as the “Santa Claus de Juchitán.”

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For good reason, too. Flores has made it clear that he’s invested his money and energy into offering a little bit more magic to kids at Christmas time. “It gives me this pleasure, this joy of seeing the children,” Flores told Sopitas. If you’re in the neighborhood, you can support the good cause by becoming a paying customer of Don Flores. Every paid ride is a free ride for the children to have a big dose of Christmas magic.

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This Kid Is Going Viral In Mexico For Using His $70 Peso Winning Lottery To Buy Tacos For A Man In Need

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This Kid Is Going Viral In Mexico For Using His $70 Peso Winning Lottery To Buy Tacos For A Man In Need

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As 2019 comes to a close there are few things to be optimistic about when it comes to the path that humanity as a whole has taken. It seems that all the wars and cruel processes of colonization and dispossession taught us very little about how awful we can be to each other. At the same time, we are damaging our planet at a fast pace and we are rendering it practically inhabitable for future generations. And no, we are not being dramatic, these are cold facts. 

Let’s be absolutely honest, shall we? The world is a pretty nasty place to live in right now.

Just look at this little blue planet, hard to imagine that so much goes on in it. And for all the good that many people in the world do on an everyday basis, as a species we seem to be in red numbers when it comes to basic human compassion. Just look at Mexico and the US there, sitting side by side, from space no one could imagine that so much suffering is happening at the border when the two countries meet. 

Extremism and discrimination is running rampant.

There is an ideological battle being held between those who believe that some humans deserve more than others based in the color of their skin, and those who advocate for inclusion. It is hard to believe that hate symbols such as the Nazi flag are making an appearance in Global North countries. 

Climate change is rendering even the nicest places in the world unbearable… and cheap labor is still a thing.

This is a picture of Sydney, allegedly one of the best cities in the world to live. But is is now being covered in smoke as a result of bushfires that are likely related to climate change, even if politicians and the coal lobby say the opposite. This year we saw other terrible fires ravage the Amazon while the Brazilian president blamed Leonardo Di Caprio of all people! 

Forced migration has left millions of people without a home.

So people from all sorts of places including war-torn Central America are being forced to flight or die as gangs and cartels take over their country. And they start a perilous trip through Mexico and then towards the United States. They are treated as third class citizens and as criminals, and have to face further suffering even if their journey is, in most cases, nothing short of heroic. So we would think that compassion and generosity is gone forever, right? Well, think again! 🙂 

But you won’t believe what this 8-year-old boy did even if the world kinda sucks at the moment: this is human nature at its best.

This scene might seem as something not totally out of the ordinary. But the story behind it melts our hearts: this Mexican little hero from Uruapan, Michoacán. His proud mom posted on Facebook that Adalid, this tiny champ, won $70 pesos at a lottery. Instead of spending it on candy and toys, he approached an old man who sells candy to survive. The old man looked tired, sad and hungry.

So what did Adalid do? He bought him a nice round of tacos! He told newspaper El Universal: “I saw the viejito arrive to sell [lollipops] but nobody bought from him. He looked very sad and hungry. When I gave him the money, I saw that he only bought one taco so I asked my mom if we could buy him more so that he could eat well”. Are you crying already? Mom couldn’t be prouder and she wrote on her Facebook post: “sometimes as a mom I ask myself if I’m doing my job well . . . but actions like this provide answers to all my doubts.”

This boy’s generosity warms our hearts.

And Adalid, overcome with emotion, started to cry. The chiquito hermoso told El Universal: “I cried because I saw him cry, I saw him wiping away his tears. When he finished [eating] he thanked me and gave me a hug”. Now imagine if we all acted with the same type of compassion towards each other, ourselves and our little blue dot in space.