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These Dances From Popular Music Videos Will Get You Off Your Seat This Quarantine

Dance choreography is the main event in these videos brought to us by Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Rosalia, CNCO & Natti Natasha, and J Balvin, among others.

You don’t have to be a professional dancer to let yourself get carried away in the dance moves; you can become an expert in flamenco or dembow by following the beat of your favorite artists. 

Gente de Zona, CNCO, Marc Anthony, Tini or Daddy Yanee are some of the artists that incorporate the most dance in their music videos. Rosalía has also begun showing us her dance moves in her videos, fusing Flamenco with her style and her dances.

At Latido music, we bring you this selection of videos so you can get excited to add a little rhythm, to your days following these steps:

“Con Calma” — Daddy Yankee & Snow

With the help of the public, this song became the “Hit Favorite” at the Kid’s Choice Awards in 2019. Yankee sampled Snow’s “Informer,” which led to the two meeting and creating a musical combination that has us all dancing. In the video, Daddy Yankee’s double is Mexican dancer Pocho Gonzalez.

“Bailando” — Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno y Gente de Zona

Just when some people were starting to think Enrique Iglesias had lost his momentum, out came this collaboration that quite literally made everyone dance. Since its release in 2014, “Bailando” became one of those songs that gets the party going. Ana Karla Suarez, a fellow Cubana, made everyone fall in love with her moves.

“X” [EQUIS] — Nicky Jam feat. J Balvin

The nature, freshness, and closeness of the two artists helped the video to this song reach more than 100 million views on YouTube in eight days, setting an entirely new record for Latin music on the platform. Jessy Terreo was the person in charge of directing the video and he called on Tanisha Scott’s, the choreographer in charge of Cardi B and Khalid (and a few Drake videos), expertise in choreography for the dance moves.

“Con Altura” — Rosalía feat. J Balvin

Another video that broke records on Youtube the moment it was released. Con Altura’s choreography was stamped with Rosalia’s signature moves, and this time from the sky. “Aquí en la altura estan fuertes los vientos,” sings J Balvin in the song. What’s your favorite part of this video? << video embed>>

“Zum Zum” — Daddy Yankee, Arcangel, RKM & Ken-Y, Natti Natasha

From the moment of its release, Raphy Pina declared this song “La Super Formula.” Well, we could not expect anything less of this song that sampled the LunyTunes’s beat. Marlon P was in charge of directing the video with Natti Natasha in one of her most bold looks to date.

“China” — Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna, J Balvin

With the help of Tainy on production, this video by Marlon P made the choreography the main event. Five leading artists in the genre invitan a perrear en la disco with this song that reminds us of Daddy Yankee’s “Ella Me Levanto,” which includes the beat to Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me”

Check out more choreography in these other music videos.

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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