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Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez Wins F1 Race Bringing Mexico This Victory After 50-Year Dry Spell

Sergio “Checo” Pérez is the pride of Mexico after winning his first Formula One race. It is the first time in 50 years that a Mexican driver has won the famed racing title. Obviously, there have been a lot of celebrations on social media to recognize the driver’s achievement.

Sergio “Checo” Pérez made history with an incredible Formula 1 race victory.

The Mexican driver beat the odds to clinch a Formula 1 race win in Bahrain. The last time a Mexican driver won the title was Pedro Rodríguez in 1970 in the Belgian Grand Prix. The race was one for the history books as Pérez came from last place to win in an incredible display of athleticism.

“I am a bit shocked, to be honest. I don’t find the words. I’m a bit in limbo right now,” Pérez told BBC. “As a driver you dream for this time, to be in this position, for so many years. I worked my whole life for a moment like this. To finally achieve it… It’s difficult to digest. I think it will take a couple of days, but it’s just something incredible.”

The race was a pulse-pounding experience for the racers and viewers.

Pérez started in 5th and immediately fell to last place during the first lap. It honestly seemed like he was in for a real fight but he quickly started to recover. The driver pushed himself and quickly started to climb the ranks and was not letting up. Some clever maneuvers and smart driving helped Pérez quickly close the gap between him and first place. Once he was in the lead, Pérez never let his position go and the rest is history.

Pérez’s place on the podium was an understandably emotional moment.

Hearing that Mexican national anthem playing over the speakers must have been an incredible experience. Athletes work their entire lives to get to a moment like the one Pérez experienced. After years of hard work and dedication, Pérez can be recognized as one of the best in the world and that is something to be proud of.

Mexico is celebrating the driver’s achievement.

Felicidades, Checo! All of Mexico and Mexicans around the world are so proud to know that you did that thing. You are making Mexico and Mexicans proud and we salute you and your historic win.

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One Town’s Residents Made A Citizen’s Arrest Of Their Mayor For Alleged Corruption And Shoddy Construction

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One Town’s Residents Made A Citizen’s Arrest Of Their Mayor For Alleged Corruption And Shoddy Construction

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Residents of a village in Chiapas, Mexico have become so fed up with their mayor that they decided to do something about it. Eschewing long, bureaucratic legal processes to hold him accountable, residents of a southern Chiapas town decided to hold their mayor accountable for what they said was a public works project so poorly done that it was useless.

A mayor in Chiapas was tied to a tree by his own residents for a job done badly.

Residents from eleven neighborhoods of the Chiapas town Comalapa held their mayor accountable for his inaction on a public works project. According to reports, the residents arrested Mayor Óscar Ramírez Aguilar to a tree in a public area to expose him to the rest of the town. They told the newspaper Diario de Chiapas, that they wanted to expose him for the “bad public servant” that he is and that he shouldn’t be reelected.

The townspeople say the municipal water storage cistern — whose installation they say was a campaign promise — is in such poor condition that it does not comply with water safety requirements. It currently has no water, they said, due to leaks, and the residents accuse the government of merely patching the tank — badly — to stop them.

In a video on social media, residents showed how the concrete patch job is already chipping away and easily crumbles.

“He promised us that this would be a public works project worthy of Comalapa residents, but [this tank is] a farce; the water system doesn’t work well. It’s an old problem that he should have attended to properly and should have been a priority during his administration because he came to see us in our homes with this promise, and now he doesn’t want to live up to it,” a resident told the newspaper.

But the mayor is denying what happened in a social media post.

The mayor though has a totally different version of events. After he was released, Ramírez posted a video on his official social media account to counter the residents’ version of the story.

“They did not tie me up,” he claimed. “The meeting was with 11 representatives of Comalapa neighborhoods in order to agree upon details regarding a major public project, the introduction of potable water.”

However, photographs clearly showed the mayor standing before a tree with his hands behind his back.

Three years ago, another local official suffered a similar fate after allegedly failing to deliver promised funds. He was bound to a post in the the central plaza of Comalapa.

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A Tourist Was Arrested For Illegally Climbing Up The Pyramid of Kukulkán

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A Tourist Was Arrested For Illegally Climbing Up The Pyramid of Kukulkán

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It is important to be a responsible tourist. This means following rules, acting responsibly, and not violating sacred places. That is something one tourist learned the hard way when she climbed the Pyramid of Kukulkán in Chichén Itzá.

Here’s the video of a tourist running down the steps of the Pyramid of Kukulkán.

The Pyramid of Kukulkán is one of the most iconic examples of Pre-Hispanic architecture and culture in Mesoamerica. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most visited archeological sites in Mexico. In 2017, more than 2 million visitors descended on the site.

Of course, #LadyKukulkan started to trend on Twitter.

You know that Twitter was ready to start calling out this woman for her actions. According to Yucatán Expat Life Magazine, the woman was there to honor her husband’s dying wish. The woman, identified as a tourist from Tijuana, wanted to spread her husband’s ashes on the top of the pyramid, which it seems that she did.

The video was a moment for Mexican Twitter.

Not only was she arrested by security when she descended, but the crowd was also clearly against her. Like, what was she even thinking? It isn’t like the pyramid is crawling with tourists all over it. She was the only person climbing the pyramid, which is federally owned and cared for.

The story is already sparking ideas for other people when they die.

“Me: (to my parents) Have you read about #ladykukulkan?
My Dad: Yes! (to my mom) When I die, I want you to scatter my ashes in the National Palace so they call you “Lady Palace,” sounds better, no?” wrote @hania_jh on Twitter.

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