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This Hockey Player Just Made History After Becoming The First Mexican Medalist At The Youth Winter Olympics

This young hockey player just made history after earning Mexico’s first Winter Olympics gold medal. Luisa Wilson became the first Mexican ever to win the famous award

Mexican goalkeeper Luisa Wilson helped her 3-on-3 Ice Hockey team, win a medal.

The team featuring athletes from 13 nations came away with a victory at the Winter Youth Olympics.

The Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games that began on January 9 were off to an exciting start after Wilson’s win.

Youth athletes from across the globe are battling each other for medals. But others, however, have been united on the field of play in unique “mixed-nation” competitions found only at the Youth Olympics.

Each team was comprised of players from several countries.

Wilson shares the gold with athletes from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria.

Her Yellow Team won in the final over the Black Team 6-1 in a three-game match.

“Having a gold medal around my neck is an incredible sensation and great for Mexico, but it’s a victory for a team from many nations and I love that,” said Wilson after the win.

Luisa Wilson led her Mixed-Nation 3-on-3 Ice Hockey team to victory by playing great defense as the team’s Goalkeeper.

Although the team featured players from 13 different nations, Mexico can proudly claim its historic first gold medal at the Winter Youth Olympics.

Even though the team lost two of its preliminary games, Wilson and her teammates still made it it to the finals.

“We had lost two games before, but we made it to the semifinals because we had a lot of points and in the semis we tried our best and made it to the finals,” she said. Wilson, who lives in Canada, says she chose the sport because her father also played it and she learned to love and play ice hockey from a young age, as well.

Carlos Pruneda, the head of the Mexican delegation, said the Mexican Olympic Committee is very happy with the country’s first-ever Winter Olympics gold medal.

“We’re very happy that Luisa Wilson won the gold medal with the Yellow Team, while Ximena González, with the Brown Team, ended up in fourth place,” he said.

This is the third time Mexico participates in the Youth Olympics.

The first time Mexico participated, in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012, Jose Montiel represented the country. The second time it was Joselyn McGillivary in Lillehammer Norway. This year the Mexican delegation was made up of Ximena Gonzalez, Alexander Daniel Valencia, Diego Rodriguez, Alejandro Fermin and Melanie Hernandez.

Carlos Pruneda is very proud of his Olympic team.

Pruneda said that although the youth competition has a different format from the official Winter Games and the Olympic anthem — rather than that of Mexico — was played at the awards ceremony, it was still an historic achievement for the country.

The Youth Olympic games are nearing an end as Switzerland continues to provide an engaging and exciting experience for the young athletes of the world. The Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will conclude on January 22. Mexican athletes have competed in all three Youth Winter Olympics, which began in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2012.

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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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