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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.


READ: 20 Memorable Moments From The 1986 World Cup In Mexico


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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

For years, Mexicans have been taking to the streets to denounce violence against women and to demand accountability from their leaders. However, much of that messaging doesn’t seem to have reached the very top as President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues to support a candidate for governor facing multiple allegations of sexual assault.

A candidate for governor faces multiple sexual assault allegations and still enjoys widespread support.

Félix Salgado Macedonio, a federal senator (currently on leave) is accused of sexually assaulting five women and yet is still in the running for governor of Guerrero.

Despite the accusations he faces, 64-year-old Salgado, has maintained the support of President AMLO, who has claimed that the allegations are politically motivated, and other high-ranking party officials including national party president Mario Delgado. He was considered the frontrunner in the election for governor.

AMLO came to the candidates defense, calling on people to stop politicking and avoid “media lynchings” and asserting that people should trust the party process that was used to select Salgado as candidate.

“We have to have confidence in the people, it’s the people who decide. If polls are taken and and the people say ‘I agree with this colleague [being candidate],’ I think that must be respected. Politics is a matter for everyone, not just the elites,” López Obrador said.

The MORENA party has committed to reselecting its candidate for governor but Salgado is still in the running.

Officials from the MORENA party announced that they would conduct a new selection process to find a contender for the June 6 election. The party’s honesty and justice commission said its members had voted unanimously to order a repeat of the selection process.

While the honesty and justice commission has ordered a new candidate selection process, Salgado was not precluded from participating in it. He indicated in a social media post on Friday night that he planned to seek the party’s backing for a second time.

“Cheer up colleagues! There is [still fight in the] bull,” Salgado wrote on Facebook.

Activists continue to fight back against his candidacy and the president’s support for an alleged rapist.

Women have protested in Mexico City and Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo and the hashtag #NingúnVioladorSeráGobernador (No Rapist Will be Governor) has been used countless times on Twitter.

Yolitzin Jaimes, a member of the feminist collective Las Revueltas, said the withdrawal of Salgado’s candidacy is a positive first step but urged the authorities to continue investigating the rape allegations.

“… He has to go to jail, … he mustn’t return to the Senate and he mustn’t be nominated [for governor] by any political party because … it’s very probable that he’s seeking to go to the Labor Party [a Morena ally],” she said.

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Americans Are Flocking To Mexico Amid The Pandemic And Being Terrible Tourists In The Process

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Americans Are Flocking To Mexico Amid The Pandemic And Being Terrible Tourists In The Process

Despite being one of the world’s hardest hit countries by the Covid-19 pandemic, Mexico never once closed its doors to international tourism. In fact, the country has worked hard to lure travelers from the U.S. as Americans faced increasingly tough restrictions at home. This has had a profound impact on the country’s experience with Covid-19, with so many Mexicans either falling ill themselves or knowing someone who has.

With so many Mexicans having first hand experience with the virus, it makes sense why so many have strong opinions about tourist’s behaviors while visiting the country.

Tourists are still welcomed in Mexico but their bad behavior is not.

Most Mexicans agree with their government’s open borders approach during the pandemic, since the alternative would have meant even worse economic situation for a country already suffering record levels of poverty. But the influx of tourists to the country has brought with it a level of resentment at those who fail to follow local health guidelines while on vacation.

Mexico never closed its airports to tourists and one walk down a block in Mexico City’s popular Condesa or Roma neighborhoods and you’ll spot American tourists within minutes – many failing to wear a mask. The problem is even more severe in popular tourist destinations like Oaxaca.

There, tourists often travel from the bustling city of Oaxaca into remote villages where Indigenous residents have even less access to proper medical care.

Residents fear that tourists feel they are exempt from local Covid-19 guidelines.

Many residents who have had their own personal experience with the coronavirus has made them sensitive to the pandemic situation in their community. As case numbers continued to rise, many noticed more tourists defying widely practiced public-health protocols, like wearing face masks in public.

On Feb. 25, a popular photographer from Oaxaca, Frank Coronado, posted a plea to his 171,000 Instagram followers: “Dear travelers, you are welcome in Oaxaca, but you should ALWAYS wear a mask when you are in public places.”

He wanted to publicly address the issue and encourage visitors to do better — particularly foreigners who travel from Oaxaca City into smaller rural villages, where artisans are even more vulnerable. He told the Washington Post, “I get mad because I already went through [covid-19] and know how bad it feels. I don’t want my people, the people of Oaxaca, to get sick.”

With an economy based on services, many don’t have the freedom to work from home.

Many in Mexico don’t have the luxury of isolating from tourists — such as Aurora Tostado, who owns the downtown coffee shop Marito & Moglie with her husband.

“People in Mexico, we have to get out of our homes to work. It’s not like we can work remotely like most of the people in the U.S.,” Tostado told the Washington Post. Like others in hospitality, Tostado benefits financially from having tourists, and she is happy to welcome them back, she says. She just hopes they will consider the chain reaction of their behavior as they enjoy the culture that makes her city special

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