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So You Finally Moved Out Of Your Parents, Here’s What You Need To Set Up Your First Apartment

So you finally moved out of your parents’ place and got your own. You have a nice space where you can now invite your friends over and not worry about your mom being metiche.

So now it’s time to invite your friends over and host a lit night in.  You probably don’t know where to begin because this is your first time doing this, but don’t worry, we put together a list of items that will give outsiders major FOMO. 

Every turnt night in starts with a game. 

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This isn’t just any game. This is Tragos Party Game, a game that your abuela will not approve of. Each box holds 110 ridiculously true Latino reference cards, designed with unique game rules to get your party started.

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You can’t get turnt without proper hydration.

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Celebrate your independence with a set of four shot glasses that will have you and your party crew chanting “pa’ arriba, pa’ bajo, pal Centro, pa’ dentro” over and over and over…

Pssst! This set of four shot glasses is currently on sale for $12.99.

Oh and you’ll probably have to cook… even if it’s just sprinkling Tajín on some watermelon. 

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But what a tragedy it would be if you ruined your party night outfit while in the kitchen. Protect your pretty party outfit with a clever apron.

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After you’re done cooking, set the ambiance with our unique candles.

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The unique candles we feature in our shop will remind you of all the scents you smelled when you were growing up. Doesn’t this sound like it would smell like heaven?

Click here to shop our entire collection of candles.

If you’re anything like me, the last thing you want in your new place is for people to walk in with their dirty shoes. 

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Welcome your guests (and keep germs out) with these adorable chancletas that double as cute and comfy house shoes. 

Decorate your walls with unique wall art that speaks to your latinidad.

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Blank walls are so boring. Take advantage of your new space and splash your personality all over it. The mitú shop features canvas prints with original illustrations and original photography that you’ll want to sprinkle all over your new place. 

Shop our entire collection of wall art here.

There’s nothing sadder than an empty, plain couch. 

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Spruce up your couch with these cute pillows that’ll keep your aesthetic looking snatched.

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You can’t forget your roommate. 

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Make your little one feel at home with these adorable pet placemats. Come on, you can’t deny your pet the luxury!

Shop our entire collection of pet placemats here.

And when it’s time to hint at the visita that it’s time to go, send them off with cafecito in a super cute mug.

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Our shop has so many mugs, you will find one that suits every guest’s personality.

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With your own place comes your own mandados.

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Be environmentally friendly when you go grocery shopping while remaining your funny and stylish self.

Click here to shop our collection of reusable tote bags here.

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

Photo courtesy Forward Latino

An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Christmas is a special time of year. Families have their traditions to mark the festive year and some of those traditions are rooted in culture. Here are some of the ways various countries in Latin America celebrate Christmas.

El Pase Del Niño Viajero – Ecuador

El Pase del Niño Viajero is a pageant that happens in Ecuador that lasts weeks. The parade is meant to represent the journey of Mary and Joseph. The parade highlights the religious importance of Christmas in Ecuador and is most common in the Andean region of the country.

The biggest and most important parade is in Cuenca, a deeply religious city. Citizens near the city have all day to see the parade as it starts in the early morning and runs through the late afternoon. This gives people a lot of time to make it to the city to witness the parade.

La Gritería – Nicaragua

La Gritería comes after La Purisma. La Purisma is celebrated at the end of November and is meant to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. La Gritería is celebrated in early December and involves literal yelling. Someone would shout “Que causa tanta alegria?” (“What causes so much happiness?”) People respond “La Concepción de María.” (“Mary’s Conception.”)

Las Posadas – Mexico

Mexican posadas are the most recognizable. Posadas take place in Mexico from Dec. 16-24, though this year they are most likely to be virtual. The posada begins with a procession in the neighborhood filled with people singing and sometimes led by two people dressed as Mary and Joseph.

Another part is the posada party. Before guests can enter, there is a song exchange with the people outside playing Joseph looking for shelter. The hosts sing the side of the innkeeper saying there is no room. Eventually, the guests are welcomed into the home to celebrate Christmas.

Aguinaldos – Colombia

Aguinaldos are a series of games played by people in Colombia leading up to Christmas. There are certain games that are common among people in Colombia. One is pajita en boca, which requires holding a straw in your mouth the entire time of a social event. Another is dar y no recibir, which is about getting people to take something you are giving to score a point.

El Quema Del Diablo – Guatemala

El quema del diablo is celebrated in early December and is a way of letting go of the previous year. People burn piñatas and effigies of the devil to let go of all negative feelings and moments from the previous year. If there was every to try a new tradition, this would be the year. Burn an effigy and banish 2020 to the past, where it belongs.

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