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Only A-Rod Could Convince J.Lo The Walking Embodiment Of PR To Perform In DR

Jennifer Lopez, the Queen of the Bronx, has the world going crazy. Recently, Drake threw some broken hearted J.Lo references on several tracks in his new album, she’s working on another season of Shades of Blue, and her ex-husband Marc Anthony is executive producing her new Spanish language album set to drop in 2017. And, of course, who can forget her bae-cation in the Bahamas with notorious bad-boy and retired (read: fired) Yankee, A-Rod. Is her new trip to DR because she’s in love with the baseballer?

With all the headlines J.Lo manages to find herself in, she’s still staying busy with work. Among other projects, she’s promoting and starring in “Shades of Blue” on NBC.

A perfect storm AND we are just getting started!! #ShadesOfBlue every Sunday at 10pm on @nbc!

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In the middle of being the center of attention did we all forget she’s got a show currently on TV?

She’s definitely working, but ever since the new King and Queen of the Bronx have been spotted together, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans have been at war.

With the World Baseball Classic coinciding with J.Lo posting pics of her and A-Rod on Instagram, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans had a perfect reason to meme each other to death.

To be honest, most of us use these curse words and drink those beers interchangeably.

But, this week, J.Lo shared something that was a little fishy. She announced her first show in the Dominican Republic ever. Like EVER.

She’s performed all over the world and has never thought to perform there.  I wonder what’s diff— oh, I know. A-Rod. ?

Looks like someone is sprung and it’s seeping into her work.

It seems J.Lo is tired of the beef and wants to bring peace to El Caribe out of her newfound love for A-Rod.

Or, is the visit just a coincidence and she does whatever she wants, because it’s her world and we’re all just living in it?

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15 Hilarious Tweets About Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Getting Back Together

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15 Hilarious Tweets About Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Getting Back Together

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In case you haven’t heard, Bennifer 1.0 is back. The famous early-2000s couple has been spotted spending time together in the wake of JLo’s split with A-Rod and Ben Affleck’s split with Cubana Ana de Armas. The news about their reconciliation is surprising the general public, as it’s been 17 years since the Hollywood power couple split up.

Needless to say, many fans have mixed feelings about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck getting back together, seeing as their 2004 split up was so messy the first time around.

But more than anything, fans have jokes. Here are some of the funniest tweets about Jlo and Ben Affleck getting back together.

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Women Are Marching In The Dominican Republic As Part Of A Green Wave To End The Country’s Total Abortion Ban

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Women Are Marching In The Dominican Republic As Part Of A Green Wave To End The Country’s Total Abortion Ban

For years now, women across Latin America have been fighting for their rights. In too many countries women are literally fighting for their safety and lives, not to mention access to equal pay, education, and safe and legal abortion.

Recently, these activists have started to see victories pop up across the region in what many are calling a green wave. With Argentina having legalized abortion late last year, many are hoping that the momentum will carry over into other countries.

Dominican feminists are demanding an end to the nation’s total abortion ban.

The Dominican Republic’s current penal code (which penalizes abortions) dates all the way back to 1884. It should go without saying that the time to update these archaic laws is long overdue.

The group of feminists use the hashtag #Las3CausalesVan and wear green, representing the latest in a green wave of reproductive rights that has spread across Latin America and the Caribbean.

“We are manifesting in front of Congress to demand respect to the life, health and dignity of women, emphasizing the inclusion of the three causals in the penal code,” Saray Figuereo, one of the activists involved in the movement, told the APP. “And we won’t let them make up an excuse that they’ll include them in a special law.”

The movement for the “Las 3 causales” (3 “causals” or “grounds/circumstances” in English) demands the approval of abortion in three extreme cases:

  1. When the pregnancy is a byproduct of a rape or incest
  2. When it represents a risk for the woman (or girl)
  3. When the fetus is nonviable

It’s the first time in generations that there is hope to update the country’s laws.

In 2020, the Dominican Republic held a historic election where Luis Abinader of the Modern Revolutionary Party won the presidential elections—the first time an opposing party won after a 16-year rule by the Party for Dominican Liberation.

In an interview with El País, he said, “Look, I disagree, as does the majority of the population, not only in the Dominican Republic but in the world, with free abortion, but I do think that there must be causals that allow the interruption of pregnancy. That has been the official position of our party.”

Reproductive rights in the Dominican Republic have long been an ongoing issue. The ratio of maternal mortality in the country is 150 per 100,000 births, higher than the average of 100 in Latin America.

“It’s been over 25 years fighting for this and all the lives that we keep losing, especially marginalized lives that are not even valuable enough for the media and the press to cover them, because the erasure of these voices is constant in the Dominican Republic,” activist Gina M. Goico told the AP.

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