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Your Mami Will Laugh And Cry Over These Super Relevant Mother’s Day Gifts

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You won’t believe it but Mother’s Day is around the corner and you bet our mamis have the highest expectations de sus hijos. Here’s a quick guide to ace Mother’s Day. Better start soon, especially for those Mexican mothers with two special days:

  1. Shower her with compliments (por ejemplo: “Wow, mami, your hair is so thick and shiny!”)
  2. Do all the chores. Not a single fork left in the sink, mijas. We all know better by now.
  3. Adorn your Reina with regalia, courtesy of Latina owned, we are mitú’s barrio goodies:

“Guapa” Bathrobe |$49.99

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If you’re planning a spa day for your mami, help her feel the self-love with this luxurious bathrobe. Bet nobody else in the spa will have one of these babies. Plus, she’ll definitely wear this because she loves to remind people of how beautiful she is.

Cafecito and Chisme Tee Shirt | $24.99

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For all the chismosas in the building, we give you a 100 percent cotton badge of honor. Get yourself a matching shirt and make sure you go out there and talk about everyone around you in Spanish because that’s how we do.

Poderosa Sweatshirt | $39.99

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Your mother is not to be trifled with, eh? You already know this sweater will feel like a superhero cape to her. Honestly, she doesn’t need a cape because she is the strongest and most recognizable superhero in your neighborhood.

La Jefa Phone Case | $19.99

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Adorations and affirmations, mija–that’s all any Latina mom wants to hear. You’ll make it up to your papi in a month with an apron or something. It is important to let your papi know that he does matter but Mother’s Day is all abotu mami.

World’s Best Suegra | $14.99

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Don’t forget your suegras! This can be gifted sarcastically or seriously, depending on your relationship with your suegra. Not all suegras are evil and ruthless, as our novelas try to make us believe.

Guapa Women T-Shirt | $24.99

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Did she request Gucci? 🤣 This regalo is the broke-ass Latino version of Gucci, and hopefully, she’ll feel just as fly in it’s cotton warmth. Honestly, she can’t really expect you to come through with some real Gucci in this economy, can she?

Nadie Me Ayuda En Esta Casa Tee Shirt | $24.99

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A true classic. 🤣Validate your mami and clothe her for all future Saturday morning cleaning frenzies. She won’t be happy when she has to do all the cleaning herself but the shirt will make her laugh every time she wears it.

Mamá Didn’t Raise No Mensa | $24.99

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OK, this one, you could potentially gift yourself and make your mamá smile, but we recommend gifting her something. If only there were a barrio for that? ; )

Calm Your Conchas Sweatshirt | $39.99

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Tell your mamá that she can stop telling you to “calmáte” now. Disclaimer: we don’t know how passive aggressive your relationship is with your mamá, so gift at your own discretion.

“Me Vale Madres” Sweatshirt | $39.99

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Your mom is one sassy B and she wants the world to know it. You’ve found a way, hunny. That is one excellent way to give your mother all kinds of love.

Not Your Mamacita Pin $9.99

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No need for matching tattoos. Get your mom this pin to attach to any hat, apron or jacket. 💃

Could Be Tequila Mug | $14.99

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Studies show that about 40 percent of Latina moms are the life of the party. Gear up. How many times have you seen your mother turn it on and make the party the place to be? It is a skill only our mamis possess.

Mujer Power T-Shirt | $24.99

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Our Latina moms went through some mierda to give us a better life than the one they had. That means, at the core, we’re all raised feminist.

Mujer Power Backpack | $49.99

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Please, if your mom is going back to school, or packs a backpack for work, tag her and us @wearemitu so we can feature all the poderosas building our society.

Pupusas Taught Me That | $24.99

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Those pupusas? Gifted to us all our lives by our mamás. The warm pockets of love and food will always hold a special place in our hearts. We just can’t thank mom enough for all the food she gave us.

Pregúntale a Tu Mamá | $24.99

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We all know who’s in charge here. For mother’s day, give your dad this shirt to give your mom a good laugh. 😂 She might be super irritated at first but she’ll laugh about it…eventually.

Pregúntale a Tu Papá Tee Shirt | $24.99

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Translation: “It’s a ‘no’ from me, but I’m going to make you work for it.”

She Se Puede Tee Shirt | $24.99

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Boost your máma’s ego and get yourselves matching tee shirts. We’re old enough now that we’re past being embarrassed and straight proud of how much we love our moms.

Mujer Fearless at Heart Black Tee | $24.99

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Your mom’s concerned that your affinity for black or goth clothes? Show her that you are your mother’s daughter with this baby.

Mija Tee Shirt | $24.99

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If all else fails, treat yourself mija. As much as we love our moms, there are some brutal rites of passage we go through as Adult Children of Latina Moms. You earned that ‘mija’, mija.

READ: 21 Reasons Why Latina Moms Shouldn’t Spank Their Kids

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Netflix Is Bringing Latin American True Crime Stories To The US With Their New Series 'Historia De Un Crimen'

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Netflix Is Bringing Latin American True Crime Stories To The US With Their New Series ‘Historia De Un Crimen’

Netflix is betting big on its Latin American audiences by churning out new content made by and for Latinos. Its first series premiere this year from Netflix Mexico was meant to pack a punch and fans seem to feel the heat with “Historia de un Crimen: Colosio.”

“Historia de un Crimen: Colosio” is supposed to be the first of its Latin American crime anthology series a la American Horror Story.

Aired to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his death, the Colosio series centers around slain Mexican presidential candidate for the PRI party, Luis Donaldo Colosio, who was assassinated in 1994 during a campaign stop in Tijuana.

Fans are reliving the moments they followed the story when it was developing IRL.

The series’ first couple of episodes shows the buildup to the assassination, flashbacks to Colosio being told he is the president of Mexico’s hand-picked successor by President Carlos Salinas de Gotari, and the strategy for Colosio’s presidential campaign.

It seems that people are here for a crime anthology focusing on Latin America because corruption is rampant.

Head writer for Colosio the series is Rodrigo Santos, says in an interview although the PRI party brought change to Mexico, it was sometimes done through violent means, which is demonstrated in the series.

Some viewers are comparing the political real-life drama to another well-known Netflix series.

As the series progresses, viewers see the aftermath of how Colosio’s own party had its hand in the controversial investigation into his murder. You also see the dogged determination of two Tijuana cops who were threatened during their own investigation and the treatment of Mario Aburto who was arrested for the murder. Viewers even experience Colosio’s dying wife’s race against time for the truth on her husband’s murder.

To tell this intricate story, Netflix enlisted Natalia Beristáin and Hiromi Kamata.

Beristáin and Kamata are the first women to lead a team for Netflix Mexico. The new perspective and input is likely the driving force behind a new vision for programming on the Netflix Mexico side.

Viewers are embracing the directors’ storytelling in the series because of its refreshing nature.

True crime is definitely having a moment in pop culture from podcasts to scripted series to documentaries. It is hard to look around and not see several examples of true crime telling the stories we all want to hear.

It is coming highly recommended by Netflix users, in case that matters.

Critics are having a harder and harder time to reach audiences because social media is so prevalent. How many times have you check Twitter to see what people are saying about a new show or movie? How many times has that impacted your decision about seeing a movie? See.

But, it is a great way to learn some history about one of the most notable moments in Mexican history.

Beristáin and Kamata, both Mexico City natives, had cut their teeth as assistant directors and directors of feature films, and has Beristáin won awards at Mexican film festivals.

Some of the cast include Ilse Salas who plays Diana Laura Riojas de Colosio, Cuban actor Alberto Guerra as lawyer-turned-Tijuana-cop Federico Benítez, and Jorge Antonio Guerrero from “Roma.”

He is building up his acting resume with role after role for the streaming giant—this time as the man implicated for Colosio’s murder, Mario Aburto.

With its choice of directors, cast and scriptwriting, Historia de un Crimen: Colosio is a must-watch on your binging list. 

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