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We Ranked Maluma’s Insta Photos From Best To Bestest

Maluma is a Colombian artist who performed at the 2018 Latin AMAs with his amazing remix of the song Mala Mia. At just the age of 24, he has already had many singles make it within the Top 10 on Billboard Hot Latin Songs. Maluma began his musical career in 2010 and since then has quickly risen to fame and it’s obvious why. Not only is he greatly talented, but he is gorgeous and seems to keep it real with his fans. His Instagram is proof of that with his fans taking up about half of his page with himself scattered between them. Here are 21 moments on Instagram where Maluma is both living his best life and sharing his best self:

1. Before His VMA Performance

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Maluma is possibly one of the only people who can look so attractive while brushing his teeth, as well as put on a great performance literally 10 minutes after brushing his teeth.

2. Practicing Mindfulness

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With the caption “Balance” under this photo, it’s easy to understand how Maluma has stayed so fit despite the busy schedule of a musician. It is also easy to understand how he’s managed to remain sane within the music industry. The answer is “balance”.

3. Looking Out

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Is he drinking coffee, tea, or some other beverage? Does it matter? He seems to be enjoying whatever it is while gazing out of the plane window over the Dominican Republic. And over 900,000 people enjoyed this picture. “Republica Dominicana ya te veo” he writes under this post. They seem to be looking right back at him.

4. A Hug She’ll Never Forget

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This is possibly one of the cutest photos from Maluma’s instagram and he captions it “Yo soy de ustedes <3” which magnifies the already heart warming quality of this post tenfold. This girl will most definitely never forget this moment and now shoulders both the love and jealousy of Maluma fans everywhere.

5. The Misleading Maluma

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Upon first glance, this may seem like a photo of Maluma inviting viewers of this image to breakfast with him, but upon reading the caption, this dream is crushed with the words: “Stop taking pictures, give me my phone”. It’s okay though. You can definitely pretend you didn’t read that.

6. He Makes Being Tired and Sweaty Look Good

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This sweaty, tired, hair-down look doesn’t work on everyone, but it definitely works on Maluma. It isn’t too hard to imagine the collective swoon from the sea of fans watching him in this moment.

7. Maluma Living His Best Life

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This is a clear example of someone living their best life. With those shades, the suit, that smile, and look to the side, it’s a surprise Maluma doesn’t double as a model. Put the bottle of wine on the table and it will sell out as quickly as his shows.

8. Being Humble

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With the hashtag “SOLDOUT” under this post, it’s easy to grasp why Maluma is being so thankful in this image. To acknowledge, hug, and thank your fans on stage is one of the humblest things one can do as part of the music industry.

9. Taking A Swim in Italy

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The caption Maluma places under this photo is “Sicilia MI MANCHERAI TANTO <3” , which translates from Italian to: “Sicily, I will miss you so much”. Any viewer of this insta knows that Sicily will miss Maluma just as much.

10. Staying Fit

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Maluma not only stays fit, but stays hydrated in this image. With the caption “BUENOS DÍAS VALENCIA,” it can be said that this was a morning Valencia would most certainly not forget.

11. Maluma Makes a Girl Cry

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This is one of those heart wrenching insta photos by Maluma, not only because of the fact he just made this girl’s life, but that he seems equally moved in this picture as he continues to sing. That selfie she takes will definitely be a keeper.

12. Maluma is Sexy and He Knows It

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This insta is great because not only does Maluma look amazing in this golden accented black tuxedo, but he seems to simply exude confidence. It’s just reverberating off of him.

13. His Cheeky Smile

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Maluma has got the sort of smile that can physically make a person melt, whoever you are. This black and white photo is just a reminder of how beautiful humans can be.

14. Maluma in Orange

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Maluma looking to the side in this gorgeous orange suit is one of those moments where the inside of a person truly reflects on the outside. It is only fitting that a man so full of positive energy would be wearing an equally bright suit.

15. Capitán Maluma

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Whether Maluma was actually captaining or simply on board, seemingly at least 1,000,000 people want to be on it with him, based on the likes. He’ll make them fit.

16. An Appreciation of Nature

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This image of Maluma in casual wear sitting over this beautiful landscape with a look of pure joy on his face is truly angelic.

17. Facing The Sunset

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From the sun setting on the horizon casting its orange light onto the water, to the flexed muscles of Maluma’s well-defined back, it’s hard to keep your eyes off of this one.

18. The Horse Statue

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It can be understood why Maluma just had to stop and take a picture with this horse statue. They just match each other way too well to pass it and it made for a beautiful photo.

19. Staying Grateful

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This is one of the sincerest smiles possibly ever witnessed both on stage and on instagram. This look of pure gratitude and joy cannot be easily repeated.

19. A Fashion Icon

CREDIT: Instagram @Maluma

Maluma’s fashion sense is on point with from the wine colored turtle neck to the floral patterened pants and the actual glass of wine in his hand. You also can’t miss the accessories such as the rings on his hands and the watch on his right wrist. He’s a man who can do it all.

20. Being in Love

CREDIT: Instagram @Maluma

This is another misleading image that Maluma posts as he states “si… ESTOY ENAMORADO, de mi familia, mi novia, mi carrera, mi música y todas las cosas que Dios me da, me quita y me multiplica.” He sure is a tricky one, but also a gracious one as the things he is in love with are all heartwarming.

21. Maluma Goes Blonde

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Maluma’s dark brown hair is iconic, but he manages to also pull off this blonde hair. The words he puts under this post: “R E N A C E R / R E B O R N” sums it up. He surely looks different, but also looks just as fabulous as ever.

Netflix Officially Cast The Role Of Selena Quintanilla And ‘Twilight’ Fans Will Be Thrilled

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Netflix Officially Cast The Role Of Selena Quintanilla And ‘Twilight’ Fans Will Be Thrilled

Netflix has officially selected a Latina to keep the legacy of Tejano music legend, Selena Quintanilla, alive. For its highly anticipated show “Selena: The Series,” the big-time streaming platform has tapped Christian Serratos, AKA Rosita Espinosa of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series.

Twenty-four years after her tragic death Selena is, once again, being brought back to life on the screen.

Little information has been released by Netflix about the series, but Serratos casting will undoubtedly launch quite a bit of chatter.

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The series, which was created with the participation of the Quintanilla family and announced by Netflix last December, has already garnered quite a bit of anticipation online. Back in 1997, the casting process for the singer had the Latino community astir for months until it was finally revealed that then-dancer, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez (still known as a triple threat for her moves, voice and acting chops) had earned the role. The Boricua’s casting caused quite the controversy primarily because she was not Mexican. This time around, Netflix kept the controversy in mind while conducting casting. In a recent interview with NBC News, Moisés Zamora– who is the head writer and one of the executive producers for the show– explained how crucial it was for him to ensure Mexican- identity was strongly included in the show.

“I associated her with my family and being Mexican in America,” he told the outlet at the time while highlighting how the younger singer was shaped by her identity of being a woman of Mexican heritage who also grew up in Corpus Christi while speaking English.

For the latest portrayal of Selena, the executive producer was involved in the casting of Serratos, a Latina of both Mexican and Italian descent.

Serratos knows all about breathing life into deceased characters.

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For four seasons she has raged against the undead in “The Walk Dead” and in her earlier career played Angela Webber, friend to Bella Swan lover of vampires, in Twilight.

According to outlets, it’s unclear how the series will tackle Quintanilla’s vocals.

Back when Lopez took her turn as the singer, she was made to lip-sync to Quintanilla’s vocals. We’re pretty sure that if Netflix doesn’t decide to do the same, they’ll be in good hands because Serratos voice is banging. She even sings “Baila Esta Cumbia” in this compilation!

So far fans of Selena are on board with the news.

While buzz online hasn’t quite ramped up, we’re pretty sure once news of the casting catches on Latina Twitter will be doing the washing machine for days.

And it appears Serratos has the Selena Fan Club seal of approval.

And it’s no wonder why! Serratos cuts a pretty uncanny resemblance to the Tejano beauty.

Of course, while most of the reactions to Serratos casting have been positive the TWD club is a bit worried.

Okay TBH it feels like a worthy sacrifice.

Like literally people are bummed.

Pero… like I said! Serratos as Selena will totally be worth it.

(Jeeze… wonder if she’ll die by zombie attack?)

But there is a silver lining to the upset.

If fans of “The Walking Dead” are this bummed over possibly losing Serratos, that means she must be pretty damn good at taking on great roles. So here’s to Serratos and her new role! Hopefully, for TWD fans she’ll be able to juggle both… if not bidi bidi bom bom.

A Judge In Mexico City Has Approved One Couple’s Request For Recreational Cocaine

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A Judge In Mexico City Has Approved One Couple’s Request For Recreational Cocaine

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In a historic step toward ending the country’s deadly “war on drugs”, a judge in Mexico has approved the request of two people to legally possess, transport and use cocaine. Víctor Octavio Luna Escobedo, an administrative court judge in Mexico City, made the historic decisions saying “the consumption of cocaine doesn’t put one’s health in great risk, except in the case that it’s used chronically and excessively.”

Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD), a nongovernmental organization filed injunction requests on behalf of the two individuals. It pursued the case with goals to trying to change Mexico’s drug policy. At the core of the organization’s argument is that criminalizing consumers causes even more violence. If the ruling is ratified by a higher court, it would be the first time any cocaine use has been legal in Mexico.

According to Mexico Daily News, the Mexico City judge set a string of stipulations for the unidentified couple in order for them to use the cocaine. This includes regulating the amount they intake to 500 milligrams per day and not working, driving or operating heavy machinery while under the influence of the substance. This also includes not being able to consume cocaine in public, in the presence of children, or even encourage others to consume it.

So is cocaine really legal in Mexico? Here’s what you need to know. 

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The order by the judge to the country’s health authority has many wondering if one day Mexico could, at some point, legalize cocaine use, but only on a case-by-case basis. As of now, the judge’s ruling must be reviewed by a higher court panel of judges for the case to move forward. 

“We have been working for a safer, more just and peaceful Mexico for years, and with this case we insist on the need to stop criminalizing users of drugs other than marijuana and design better public policies that explore all available options, including the regulation,” Lisa Sanchez, director of MUAC, said in a statement.

The judge wrote in his ruling that the use of cocaine has certain benefits if consumed responsibly. “Ingestion can have various results, including alleviating tension, intensification of perceptions and the desire for new personal and spiritual experiences,” the judge said.

While two people have been allowed to take the drug, there is a bevy of injunctions and court orders that have followed. Which means the judge’s decisions could still be overturned.

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 Cofepris, Mexico’s national health regulator, is being ordered to authorize the two people to legally possess, transport and use cocaine. But Cofepris says that such authorization is outside its power and has now blocked the court order as a result. The rulings are set to be reviewed by three collegiate court judges that will then set forth the legal standing of judges ruling.

The next step in the decision will be an appeal to the circuit court. This essentially means that the case could land all the way up to Mexico’s Supreme Court. Even if the decision is then upheld, cocaine wouldn’t suddenly become legal in Mexico. While in the U.S., a Supreme Court ruling makes it the law of the land, In Mexico the Supreme Court must hand down similar rulings in at least four other cases.

“This case is about insisting on the need to stop criminalizing users of drugs… and design better public policies that explore all the available options, including regulation,” Sanchez said.

The ruling could be a landmark moment and opportunity for debate in Mexico, where a 15 year-long drug war has taken the lives of many. 

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Mexico has become a central battleground and transit point for cocaine being transported to the United States. Trafficking gangs have also grown immensely since 2006 when then-President Felipe Calderón sent in the country’s army to fight drug traffickers. More than 20,000 people have been killed and 40,000 disappeared since then. This year has already been a stark reminder of the deadly drug war as Mexico is on pace to have the most murders on record.

“This case represents another step in the fight to construct alternative drug policies that allow [Mexico] to redirect its security efforts and better address public health,” Sanchez said. “We have spent years working for a more secure, just and peaceful Mexico.” 

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