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Guacardo Is Back And With A Brand New Range Of Goodies: From Clothes To Mugs, The Iconic Avocado’s New Merch Is Fire

October is coming to an end and with that comes a time to start thinking of gifting season. So if want to avoid as much holiday stress as possible, here’s a list to help you get ahead of the game. We prepared a roundup of the best, most funny and witty gifts we have in store.

Rep your love for mitú’s classic character Guacardo, in clothes emblazoned in the avocado’s signature seriousness and awkward face.

Created by one of our mitú animators, Danna Galeano, this animated avocado has made his way through mitú’s Snapchat Discover channel, to Instagram and Facebook for a few years now. From classic films to iconic music videos, Guacardo jumped to stardom by turning popular scenes from the world of entertainment into ridiculous parodies, remember?

Your favorite awkward avocado is back in store — and there’s a whole range of ways to take your animated aguacate with you everywhere. Here are the very best and brand spanking new additions to our mitú shop.

Click here to shop all of our Guacardo wall art for your new depa.

Get your hands on collectible Guacardo spooky movie pins.

Are you ready for a spooky surprise this Halloween? Our Collectible Guacardo Halloween Mystery Pin is exactly what you need! These special pins are sold as blind bags which come with a limited edition Guacardo pin inspired by iconic characters you might recognize including: Zombieguac, Pennyguac, Witch I’m Fabulous Guacardo, Frankenguac, Out Of This World Guacardo and Werewolf Guacardo.

The blind bag means that when you purchase, you will receive a mystery pin. And for a little retro horror movie twist, each pin has a black and white version, so there’s 12 in total for you to collect! They also come in a really cool stand, perfect for displaying your entire collection.

Shop our Guacardo Mystery Pin Collection here.

Ooky spooky, Guacardo Ghost onesie is perfect for every travieso or traviesa in your life.

This one’s for the little ones. Spooky season is almost coming to an end, and before the time of ghosts, catrinas and witches draws to a close this year, get that little brujo in the family a trick-or-treat worthy onesie. Guacardo is the cutest, most awkward, ghost you’ll ever see —guaranteed.

Click here to shop this spooktacular baby onsie.

Guacardo sweatpants are great for the athlete in the family… or for the fodongo / fodonga who loves lounging in sweats all day (no gym required).

Whether you’re getting ready for that 10K run or taking it slow on your couch — these joggers are sure to make you feel comfortable either way. And what’s more, they’re packed with Guacardo’s avocado superpowers.

Click here ot buy these cozy Guacardo joggers.

A nerdy sweatshirt always comes through with the cozies during crisp study nights.

Guacardo is the quintessential nerd. With his awkward humor and cringe-worthy social skills,  a sweatshirt emblazoned with your favorite avocado-pal’s intellectual ootd is the best cozy piece to wear on a long and cold study night! It’s warm, cozy and awesome, and perfect for that primo who’s still struggling to get his college diploma.

Click here to shop this cozy Guacardo nerdy sweatshirt.

The Guacardo Parade Tee is it for the OG Guacardo fans.

The only thing better than wearing an avocado cartoon on your shirt, is wearing a whole gang of iconic Latino references turned into cartoons, and characterized with their own cute little personas. This is a perfect conversation starter but also just very cute. Sidenote: it’s 100% cotton, so ‘pura calidad’.

Click here to shop this Guacardo Parade Tee.

Don’t know what to get for your little primo or prima? The Guacardo Plushie will have everyone saying awwwww!

You asked for it, so we made it! Introducing the BIG Guacardo plushie! Your favorite awkward avocado is now available in a huggable, squishable, throwable, loveable form! He’s soft and perfect for cuddles. Thicc butt included. Everyone will love it.

Click here to shop the BIG Guacardo Plushie!

For the discreet and stylish — this Guacardo embroidered snapback goes with eeeeverything.

The perfect accessory for that hipster friend who hikes on Sundays and hunts down vintage records in fleamarkets on Saturdays. This classic snapback is a timeless piece to accessorize any hipster occasion. Cop the hat in khaki, it matches with anything. And Guacardo, he’s basically an added value, just like guacamole — he goes with anything.

Click here to shop this Guacardo hat.

For the political animal in the family — aka your drunk tíos, the Guacardo for president mug is sure to settle any kind of political disagreement.

We all know that group of tíos or compadres that get a little too political at the most awkward times. No better present for a political animal than a mug, emblazoned with the very best candidate the world will ever see. Appeal to your tío’s political savvy with this ‘Guacardo for president’ mug, and remember: the future is green!

We all have a prima who, like, loves to brunch and she, like, totallly needs this in her life.

I, for one, may or may not be found guilty of being a basic brunch b*tch —definitely  guilty. There’s nothing I find more enjoyable than gorging on piece of bread smeared with avocado on a Sunday morning (and paying $14 for it). So here’s to all the brunch-loving, avocado toast-eating primas or amigas, may we be them, may we raise them, may we all gift them their very own Guacardo brunchin’ tee.

Click here to shop our unisex Guacardo basic brunch tee.

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Getty Images

Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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