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Mitú Weekly Horoscope Nov 5 – Nov 11

Aries

Welcome to a brand new month, Aries! Venus is still retrograde in your romantic sector until the 6th, but its effects weaken with each day, so don’t feel disheartened about love as you think you should be. You’ll feel sparks flying with a potential new someone when out with friends this week, and although they may be new, you definitely feel like you’ve met them before. Since Aries are known for their impatience, you don’t trust any connection that doesn’t have immediate chemistry. Good thing this is it! If you’re already in a relationship, expect fresh new sparks with your steady mate, and even some grand financial news that benefits both of you. This week will bring you new ambitions and the means to make them happen. You love staying on the move, so take the progressive action for new knowledge and skills on the 7th and 8th to continue making yourself unstoppable!

Taurus

This is a great time for you to strengthen your work and romantic relationships, Taurus! Venus is still doing that retrograde dance until the 6th, but her power progressively wanes each day. Remember that when Jupiter moves into your 8th house of regeneration and sex on November 8th! This is all about basking in the joy that is your current relationship and seeing your connection and commitment to one another get even stronger. Things will get more serious, but only in the best way. As a Taurus, your steady bull nature makes you the most loyal sign of the zodiac. Single Taureans should spend this time to focus on loving themselves. You work for everyone else, so put that effort back on yourself!

Gemini

It’s all about your goals right now, Gemini! With such dual personalities, you definitely have a lot! On November 7th, the Moon begins a new phase in intense Scorpio, encouraging you to work on those ideas you might have left sitting on the backburner for far too long. Remember to set aside some time to work towards those goals each day and before long you’ll be amazed at the progress you made. It’s all about time management. You’ll really begin to see it pay off later in the month! Jupiter moves into your relationship sector on the 8th, so make sure to place yourself in the center of attention as best as you can. It’ll be well-received!

Cancer

We know Cancers have great taste and love their creature comforts. Make that crab shell of yours even more comfortable and beneficial to your well-being by giving your schedule and living situation an overhaul. Get more sleep, eat better, and get more sunshine to make sure you’re keeping yourself at your best. This focus on personal rest and rejuvenation will payoff when Mercury goes retrograde on November 16th. Single? Wednesday’s New Moon is smack in your romance sector. Someone’s been eyeing you and they’re finally ready to make their move. You. will. love. this. Ummm, you’re welcome!

Leo

Leos already seem to have everything work out for them, right? As a regal lion with a commanding presence, it’s hard not to. Expect to see a positive and light energy surrounding you from through the end of the year when Jupiter moves into your 5th house of pleasure on November 8th. It’s all about good vibes and sending those out into the world. Project positivity and all you can do is watch it come back to you, Leo! Obviously, the same goes in your romantic realm, as well. Expect beautiful love connections and, ummm, maybe even some baby news before the year is over?!

Virgo

Things might start to feel slow at work this week, Virgo, but don’t let this get you down. Take the opportunity to reboot before Mercury goes retrograde on the 16th. Make sure to spend more time at home or with loved ones who can offer good life advice. A deep conversation with your partner will only bring you closer together as you feel safe enough to reveal some of the darker facts about yourselves neither of you shares with just anyone. Single? Any connections that don’t feel deep enough aren’t. Only focus on genuine humans now, but that’s also your nature, Virgo!

Libra

November will feel a little haywire for you, Libra, and it all starts going down this week. On the 4th, you’ll feel a stroke of bad luck when Mercury goes wonky in your sector before it goes fully retrograde on the 16th. You’ll be able to express yourself better when you come out of the stress and shock on the 8th and Jupiter has your back in your 3rd house of communication. On the bright side, that pesky and heartbreaking Venus retrograde is losing her power with each day until she’s completely gone on November 6th. This week, you won’t even feel her anymore when your romantic sector is nothing short of glowing, glowing, glowing! Those butterflies and sweet connections are on full blast this week, Libra!

Scorpio

Focus on the home this week, Scorpio. Now that Uranus has migrated from your relationship sector and into your work one, you’ll finally get the breathing room you need and can finally relax and watch things fall into place for you now. This may sound weird for you, a sign of passion and transformation, but in order for you to receive the pleasure you seek, you must first sit still for a moment and appreciate the life you do have. Focusing on your base helps to center you before work and relationships speed back up again. Such as on the 8th, when you can expect some great new financial prospects with the help of lucky Jupiter!

Sagittarius

Your ruling planet Jupiter is on the move this week, Sag, which means it’s all about you and focusing on finding yourself again. That pesky Venus retrograde offered you a dose of heartbreak but has her power decreases each day until she turns direct on the 6th, you’ll be feeling that aggravation less and less. I guess all I can really say about this week and the rest of the month for you is luck, luck, luck! It’s all thanks to that Jupiter and its good fortune, which will have you feeling victorious in every aspect of your life right now. Take advantage and strike while the iron’s hot!

Capricorn

A New Moon in Scorpio on the 7th will help calm any relationship problems you’ve been fretting over, Cap. Venus ends her stressful retrograde on the 6th, so at this time you’ll be able to better communicate what’s on your mind without the messages getting crossed. You’ll feel a sense of renewal this week as your spiritual planet Jupiter makes his moves on the 8th. You’ll be able to see everything that was hazy and uncertain in your love life much clearer now and feel a calming sense of relief that if things are meant to work out, they will. If they don’t it’s for the best. What’s wonderful is that you’ve been through enough to be fine with whatever outcome. You’ve had the time to balance yourself.

Aquarius

Funny to say this with Thanksgiving just around the corner (and maybe you’re still finishing up those Halloween clearance-priced candies, as well!), but this week you’ll be thinking about ways to improve your health. Maybe all those sweet treats have started to take their toll and making your body feel out of whack. A healthy body is a healthy mind, so focus on getting yourself in the condition that makes you feel your best and stick to this plan. After spending so much time focusing on your career, lucky Jupiter moves into your 11th house of friends on the 8th, making you want to spend more time with those you enjoy instead of long hours at the office. Rightfully so! Tis the season for being with people we love.

Pisces

Don’t let your financial worries get the best of you, my anxious fishy. Whatever money frustrations you’ve been experiencing are about to see an easier resolution. Perhaps you accrued a debt without realizing its depth or have to help out someone close to you who’s stuck in a bind. This week will show you the light at the end of the tunnel, so don’t point fingers or play the blame game, because this is a time of realizing healthy solutions and knowing how to make wiser choices moving forward. Mercury will retrograde next week on the 16th, but having everything in place before this transition should make this a smooth one, especially with Jupiter in your 10th house of career on the 8th, so seize this moment to make the professional leaps you’ve been waiting for!

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

Luis Fonsi is kicking off 2021 with a new single. The Puerto Rican superstar premiered the music video for “Vacío” on Feb. 18 featuring rising Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro. The guys put a new spin on the classic “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four.

Luis Fonsi throws it back to his románticas.

“I called Omar Alfanno, the writer of ‘A Puro Dolo,’ who is a dear friend,” Fonsi tells Latido Music. “I told him what my idea was [with ‘Vacío’] and he loved it. He gave me his blessing, so I wrote a new song around a few of those lines from ‘A Puro Dolor’ to bring back that nostalgia of those old romantic tunes that have been a part of my career as well. It’s a fresh production. It sounds like today, but it has that DNA of a true, old-school ballad.”

The world got to know Fonsi through his global smash hit “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017. The remix with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber took the song to new heights. That was a big moment in Fonsi’s music career that spans over 20 years.

There’s more to Fonsi than “Despacito.”

Fonsi released his first album, the fittingly-titled Comenzaré, in 1998. While he was on the come-up, he got the opportunity of a lifetime to feature on Christina Aguilera’s debut Latin album Mi Reflejo in 2000. The two collaborated on “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” Fonsi scored multiple Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1s in the years that followed and one of the biggest hits was “No Me Doy Por Vencido” in 2008. That was his career-defining romantic ballad.

“Despacito” remains the second most-viewed music video on YouTube with over 7.2 billion views. The hits did not stop there. Later in 2017, he teamed up with Demi Lovato for “Échame La Culpa,” which sits impressively with over 2 billion views.

He’s also appearing on The Voice next month.

Not only is Fonsi working on his new album, but also he’s giving advice to music hopefuls for the new season of The Voice that’s premiering on March 1. Kelly Clarkson tapped him as her Battle Advisor. In an exclusive interview, Fonsi talked with us about “Vacío,” The Voice, and a few of his greatest hits.

What was the experience like to work with Rauw Alejandro for “Vacío”?

Rauw is cool. He’s got that fresh sound. Great artist. Very talented. Amazing onstage. He’s got that great tone and delivery. I thought he had the perfect voice to fit with my voice in this song. We had talked about working together for awhile and I thought that this was the perfect song. He really is such a star. What he’s done in the last couple of years has been amazing. I love what he brought to the table on this song.

Now I want to go through some of your greatest hits. Do you remember working with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album?

How could you not remember working with her? She’s amazing. That was awhile back. That was like 1999 or something like that. We were both starting out and she was putting out her first Spanish album. I got to sing a beautiful ballad called “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” I got to work with her in the studio and see her sing in front of the mic, which was awesome. She’s great. One of the best voices out there still to this day.

What’s one of your favorite memories of “No Me Doy Por Vencido”?

“No Me Doy Por Vencido” is one of the biggest songs in my career. I think it’s tough to narrow it down just to one memory. I think in general the message of the song is what sticks with me. The song started out as a love song, but it turned into an anthem of hope. We’ve used the song for different important events and campaigns. To me, that song has such a powerful message. It’s bigger than just a love song. It’s bringing hope to people. It’s about not giving up. To be able to kind of give [people] hope through a song is a lot more powerful than I would’ve ever imagined. It’s a very special song.

I feel the message is very relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re living through.

Oh yeah! I wrote that song a long time ago with Claudia Brant, and during the first or second month of the lockdown when we were all stuck at home, we did a virtual writing session and we rewrote “No Me Doy Por Vencido.” Changing the lyrics, kind of adjusting them to this situation that we’re living now. I haven’t recorded it. I’ll do something with it eventually. It’s really cool. It still talks about love. It talks about reuniting. Like the light at the end of the tunnel. It has the hope and love backbone, but it has to do a lot with what we’re going through now.

What do you think of the impact “Despacito” made on the industry?

It’s a blessing to be a part of something so big. Again, it’s just another song. We write these songs and the moment you write them, you don’t really know what’s going to happen with them. Or sometimes you run into these surprises like “Despacito” where it becomes a global phenomenon. It goes No. 1 in places where Spanish songs had never been played. I’m proud. I’m blessed. I’m grateful to have worked with amazing people like Daddy Yankee. Like Justin Bieber for the remix and everyone else involved in the song. My co-writer Erika Ender. The producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. It was really a team effort and it’s a song that obviously changed my career forever.

What was the experience like to work with Demi Lovato on “Echáme La Culpa”?

She’s awesome! One of the coolest recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of. She really wanted to sing in Spanish and she was so excited. We did the song in Spanish and English, but it was like she was more excited about the Spanish version. And she nailed it! She nailed it from the beginning. There was really not much for me to say to her. I probably corrected her once or twice in the pronunciation, but she came prepared and she brought it. She’s an amazing, amazing, amazing vocalist.

You’re going to be a battle advisor on The Voice. What was the experience like to work with Kelly Clarkson?

She’s awesome. What you see is what you get. She’s honest. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s humble and she’s been very supportive of my career. She invited me to her show and it speaks a lot that she wanted me to be a part of her team as a Battle Advisor for the new season. She supports Latin music and I’m grateful for that. She’s everything you hope she would be. She’s the real deal, a true star, and just one of the coolest people on this planet.

What can we expect from you in 2021?

A lot of new music. Obviously, everything starts today with “Vacío.” This is literally the beginning of what this new album will be. I’ve done nothing but write and record during the last 10 months, so I have a bunch of songs. Great collaborations coming up. I really think the album will be out probably [in the] third or fourth quarter this year. The songs are there and I’m really eager for everybody to hear them.

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Dangerous: Cartels Are Using TikTok To Lure Young People

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Dangerous: Cartels Are Using TikTok To Lure Young People

If you’ve ever wondered what someone with a bulletproof vest and an AR-15 would look like flossing — the dance, not the method of dental hygiene — apparently the answer to that question can be found on TikTok.

Unfortunately, it’s not as a part of some absurdist sketch comedy or surreal video art installation. Instead, it’s part of a growing trend of drug cartels in Mexico using TikTok as a marketing tool. Nevermind the fact that Mexico broke grim records last year for the number of homicides and cartel violence, the cartels have found an audience on TikTok and that’s a serious cause for concern.

Mexican cartels are using TikTok to gain power and new recruits.

Just a couple of months ago, a TikTok video showing a legit high-speed chase between police and drug traffickers went viral. Although it looked like a scene from Netflix’s Narcos series, this was a very real chase in the drug cartel wars and it was viewed by more than a million people.

Typing #CartelTikTok in the social media search bar brings up thousands of videos, most of them from people promoting a “cartel culture” – videos with narcocorridos, and presumed members bragging about money, fancy cars and a luxury lifestyle.

Viewers no longer see bodies hanging from bridges, disembodied heads on display, or highly produced videos with messages to their enemies. At least not on TikTok. The platform is being used mainly to promote a lifestyle and to generate a picture of luxury and glamour, to show the ‘benefits’ of joining the criminal activities.

According to security officials, the promotion of these videos is to entice young men who might be interested in joining the cartel with images of endless cash, parties, military-grade weapons and exotic pets like tiger cubs.

Cartels have long used social media to shock and intimidate their enemies.

And using social media to promote themselves has long been an effective strategy. But with Mexico yet again shattering murder records, experts on organized crime say Cartel TikTok is just the latest propaganda campaign designed to mask the blood bath and use the promise of infinite wealth to attract expendable young recruits.

“It’s narco-marketing,” said Alejandra León Olvera, an anthropologist at Spain’s University of Murcia, in a statement to the New York Times. The cartels “use these kinds of platforms for publicity, but of course it’s hedonistic publicity.”

Mexico used to be ground zero for this kind of activity, where researchers created a new discipline out of studying these narco posts. Now, gangs in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and the United States are also involved.

A search of the #CartelTikTok community and its related accounts shows people are responding. Public comments from users such as “Y’all hiring?” “Yall let gringos join?” “I need an application,” or “can I be a mule? My kids need Christmas presents,” are on some of the videos.

One of the accounts related to this cartel community publicly answered: “Of course, hay trabajo para todos,” “I’ll send the application ASAP.” “How much is the pound in your city?” “Follow me on Instagram to talk.” The post, showing two men with $100 bills and alcohol, had more than a hundred comments.

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