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Soccer Fans Across The Internet Are Showing Their Immense Pride After Witnessing Mexico’s Win Against Germany On Sunday

On Sunday, June 16, Mexico played against Germany in their first World Cup match. And to be honest, many Mexico fans were nervous about this match because they thought Germany would dominate and take the win. However, the tables turned and Mexico won the match 1-0, which left fans emotionally overwhelmed.

Here are just a few photos that show the immense joy fans felt after Mexico’s victory.

One of the very first celebrations that went viral across the internet was the one of Javier Hernández aka Chicharito.

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As soon as the referee blew the whistle indicating the end of the game, Chicharito couldn’t help but break down in tears. Even though he did not score any goals in the match against Germany, as the well-known striker that he is, he still appreciated their well-earned victory.

With a black and white sombrero on his head, internet sensation Juanpa Zurita also showed his pride and excitement about Mexico’s victory.

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In an Instagram post, Zurita shared, “Wow! Para todas las personas que decían que Mexico no iba a ganar, pues aquí lo tienen. Un esfuerzo, amor y pasión de un gran equipo poniendo todo en la cancha y una prueba de que con trabajo y dedicación todo se puede!”

Actor and director Edward James Olmos was also caught in the midst of his exciting celebration.

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Olmos celebrated with his friends and family, and as you can tell by his reaction in the photo, he was overwhelmed with so much joy.

Actor Gael García Bernal joined in on the fun as well and shared an image of him wearing Mexico’s jersey above his head.

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Along with this image, Bernal said, “Locos: lo hicieron y nos lo dedican. Qué felicidad. Qué triunfo suave pa nuestro país. Contra el campeón del mundo. Arre. ¡Ay, felicidad!”

Mexican actress and singer Paulina Rubio, showed her pride by waving Mexico’s flag high up in the air.

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Along with this picture, Rubio said, “Verde blanco y rojo pintan mi corazón Mexico Mexico.”

Similar to Chicharito, so many Mexico fans were undergoing an emotional rollercoaster.

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This was all of my tíos during and after the game. Lol

All the way out in Russia, Mexico fans stood loud and proud in front of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

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This dress coordination is on point. ????????

This group of guys dressed up as Frida Kahlo as they celebrated Mexico’s win.

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Those flower crowns are everything.

Overall, not one Mexico fan could hold in their excitement.

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What made this moment so much more exciting is that a lot of people doubted Mexico’s win and predicted that they would lose against Germany.

From adults, to newborn babies, everyone celebrated this victory.

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SO. CUTE.

As a fun joke, some people dressed their German Shepherds in Mexican jerseys.

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Such a beautiful portrait. Lol

Other dogs struck a more presidential pose.

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Lmao. This is perfect.

Overall, every dog was rocking their Mexico jersey.

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If you don’t think this is cute, we can’t be friends.

All types of little dogs were serving looks.

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This dog looks better in the jersey than I did.

As some people would describe their excitement, Mexico’s win was cause for “puro desmadre.” In other words, it was time to party it up.

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I wish I was that guy.

Huge crowds of fans gathered together in Russia.

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Check out the guy in the center dressed as El Chapulín Colorado.

Amongst these crowds, there was lots of green, white and red sombreros.

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So much pride and spirit. ❤️????????

In addition to sombreros, fans also wore luchador masks.

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This is so cool.

As you can tell by the look of these people’s faces, fans were thrilled about their team’s win.

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Such a beautiful candid shot.

All throughout the soccer stadium in Russia, you could spot a ton of Mexican pride.

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This is amazing.

Not only did people wear their jerseys to celebrate, they also created badass makeup looks.

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These makeup skills are on another level.

Ultimately, Mexico fans couldn’t be happier about this first amazing victory.

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This was my exact reaction after Mexico scored.

And now, fans are anxiously waiting for the next match on Saturday.

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Fingers crossed that Mexico puts on another strong performance.


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Mexican President Criticizes DEA For Role In Former Army Chief’s Arrest

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Mexican President Criticizes DEA For Role In Former Army Chief’s Arrest

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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized the historic role of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico after a former Mexican army chief was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles on drug charges at the request of the DEA.

The former Mexican Defense Minister was arrested by the DEA on drug charges.

Salvador Cienfuegos Zepedas was the secretary of National Defense in the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018. President Lopez Obrador claims that the arrest is proof of corruption from past governments.

President Lopez Obrador used the arrest to criticize the U.S. government and the DEA.

President Lopez Obrador, speaking at a press conference in Oaxaca, claimed that there is a double standard. While Cienfuegos Zepedas has been arrested by the DEA, the president claims U.S. officials have not been held accountable for trafficking arms into Mexico to track them to the cartels. According to the president, Mexican officials are being held at a higher and harsher standard than U.S. officials.

“Why is it that it’s just the people in Mexico who took part in these acts being accused or implicated, and (the DEA) aren’t criticizing themselves, reflecting on the meddling by all these agencies in Mexico,” Lopez Obrador said at the press conference. “They came into the country with complete freedom, they did whatever they wanted.”

The former defense minister’s arrest sent shockwaves through Mexico.

Cienfuegos Zepedas was the first high-ranking Mexican military official to be arrested in the U.S. with drug-related corruption. He was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport and will be facing drug and money-laundering charges. It’s been less than a year since Genaro Garcia Luna was charged with taking bribes from the Sinaloa drug cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

President Lopez Obrador wants to protect the military’s reputation.

Lopez Obrador also said he hopes that the armed forces aren’t blamed for this scandal and that Mexico must take care of institutions as important as the Secretary of National Defense. Mexico does not currently have an ongoing investigation of the retired general and will await the result of the U.S. investigation, according to the president of Mexico. 

Cienfuegos Zepedas is due to make a court appearance related to four charges in California on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Sports have a way of bringing people together. The experience of rooting for your team is a unifying feeling that transcends borders and culture. Showtime is exploring the importance of sports through the lens of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos.

“Bad Hombres” is a documentary highlighting immigration under President Trump through baseball.

Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos are the only binational professional baseball team in the world. The team splits their home games between stadiums in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Director Andrew Glazer wanted to highlight the immigration issue through a sports lens to offer a different layer to the narrative.

“Most of the people trying to come into the U.S. are families and children trying to escape horrible violence in Central America,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “That story has been told, so what I wanted to do was show people in a way that I thought would be relatable to what life is like on the border. What life is like on those two sides and how interconnected they are. The thing that struck me to be honest is that initially in Laredo, Texas was how pervasive Spanish is spoken.”

The documentary shows the struggles of the baseball team trying to make sense of the volatile U.S.-Mexico border relations.

The Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos split time playing their home games between two stadiums in the U.S. and Mexico. The Trump administration’s constant battle with Mexico and threats to close the border put the team’s season in jeopardy. A first look teaser shows team managers trying to coordinate the release of game tickets in time with the ever-changing immigration announcements from the Trump administration.

“Bad Hombres” speaks politics without directly addressing politics.

“Even though my film has an overarching political message, the players are not covertly or overtly political in any way,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “They are baseball players and they are living their lives and a lot of them are trying to make it to the majors and some of them were in the majors and are now finishing their careers. There wasn’t a whole lot of political discussions.”

Glazer made sure to highlight the depths and complexities of the team members dealing with the political climate without politics.

“Inherently, what made the team fascinating is you had players from the U.S. who were Anglo-American players and Mexican American players who had a different perspective,” Glazer told DJ Sixsmith. “Then you had Mexican players and some Dominican players and Cuban and people from everywhere else. There were different languages and different perspectives. Seeing how that developed over time was pretty fascinating.”

“Bad Hombres” is streaming on Showtime.

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