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What Telenovela Character Should You Be Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Let’s face it: everyone has seen at least one telenovela that they would happily watch for hours on end. Granted, it’s a guilty pleasure; telenovelas aren’t known for their intellectual stimulation. But, have you ever wondered what kind of telenovela character you would be, given the chance? Look no further, babes, because we’ve consulted the stars, and we know exactly where you belong in telenovela land.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Aries, you’re pretty well-aware that you have a reputation for being a hothead. And, you own it! You’d love to think that life is just one big adventure, and all it takes is for you to put yourself out there and embrace it. As far as you’re concerned, there’s no point in doing something unless you’re going to put your all into it. That being said, sometimes you come across as a little too stubborn for some people’s liking – once you get fixed on something, there’s no way you’ll change your mind!

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Luján from Rebelde is your telenovela twin, Aries. You’d have some serious superstar potential, if only for the fact that your diva-like attitude would make it seem that way. After all, you just need to fake it until you make it! You’re unafraid of starting outrageous feuds, even if it means being a bit rude, which makes you all the more the perfect candidate for popstardom. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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As an earth sign, you’re practical and well-grounded, and you don’t take no for an answer. Taurus, you like to be surrounded by beauty. But, just because you like pretty things doesn’t mean that you don’t know how to put your head down and get your hands dirty. You’re unafraid of commitment, and it’s because of that you have the capacity to stay on the same projects for years. Funnily enough, this also means you’re good at making money.

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So who’s your telenovela doppelgänger? Why, none other than Betty Pinzón, from Yo soy Betty, la fea. You’re unperturbed by the fact that you’re a little less glamorous than your peers, because you know that you can get the job done. Despite the fact that you’re generally pretty rational, you can’t help but fall in love with your irresistible boss. Though, it’s not really your fault that he’s irresistible, right?

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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As the sign of the twin, most people are never really sure what they’ll be dealing with, when they’re with you, Gemini. You can go to expressive and quick-witted, to serious and thoughtful at the drop of a hat. Part of the reason for this is that you’re just so inquisitive – you feel like there’s so much to see and do out in the world, you pretty much suffer a chronic case of FOMO. 

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You have not one, but two telenovela counterparts, Gemini: Paola and Paulina from La Usurpadora. No one knows what to expect of you – will you be off partying with your many lovers? Faking paralysis? Or trying to right the wrongs of the world? To be honest, some people think that your changes in personality almost feel like you become a different person entirely.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Cancer, most people would describe you as a tenacious and highly imaginative romantic at heart. You’re loyal to a fault, and that makes you not only the perfect friend, but also a reliable life partner. Being the type of person who cares deeply about family, you’d like to think that one day you could build your own little family, in whatever shape or form that may be. At the end of the day, you just like to keep the people you care about close to you.

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The character that’s closest to your sensitive nature, Cancer is Maria Salomé, from Gitanas. Imagine being a young gypsy woman, caught between the world of the man you love, and the people and home you’ve known your entire life! While you’re not necessarily the biggest fan of drama, at the same time, the journey to experience true love is an experience you’d never be able to pass up.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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As a creative and warm-hearted person, Leo, you always effortlessly draw people to you. To be honest, paired with your self-confidence, most people aren’t sure whether they want to be with you, or be you. That is, unless people catch you on a bad day: sometimes you can come across as just a little bit arrogant and self-centered. Although, your innate generousness usually wins those people back.

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Leo, you would make the perfect Reny, from Volver a Empezar. Your dreams of meeting Chayanne aren’t just simply to do with lust – though it’s certainly a part of it – but, also to do with your dreams of being famous. As someone with a flair for the dramatic, and who thrives under the spotlight, you’d definitely be able to cope with the ups and downs of being famous. The real challenge would be figuring out how to deal with whatever love triangles you would get caught in along the way!

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Virgo, you’re a hard worker who always pays attention to the little details. Since you have such a methodical approach to life, you never leave anything to chance. You’re one of those kinds of people who, even though you’re soft on the inside, you have a hard shell on the outside that’s hard to break through. If you ever have to make a hard decision, you always use logic, rather than your feelings.

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So who is your telenovela twin? It’s La Reina del Sur’s Teresa Mendoza, the unexpected drug lord. Who are we kidding, of course you could succeed as a drug cartel kingpin! You’ve got a real handle on the efficiency needed to run an international drug distribution business – and the stamina needed to keep working to avoid the police and other dangerous competitors. 

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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We all know you for your graciousness and fair-mindedness, Libra. You always try to be as diplomatic as possible, because you want to keep the peace. That being said, you have trouble keeping your mouth shut if you see some injustice happening – you want to make sure that everything is right in the world! You’re a bit of a non-conformist, and you have no problem with being the person to embrace the outcasts.

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Your telenovela twin is Andrea from La prepago, Libra! If anyone had the smarts to balance life as a journalist and a sex worker, it would be you. Even if things ratcheted up a notch, and you got caught in a scandal that put you in grave danger, you would definitely triumph at the end of the day.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Being the passionate and assertive person you are, Scorpio, you’re known for being good in bed. People are drawn to your determination and decisiveness. When the going gets tough, you get going with your resourcefulness! You’re a great secret-keeper, and you’ve got a bit of a mysterious allure about you. Sometimes, though, all you’re masking is a really jealous nature, since you can get suspicious pretty easily.

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Rubí, the titular character from the infamous telenovela, is Scorpio personified! Given the opportunity, you could easily fit into Rubí’s shoes nicely … especially since you love being caught in a dramatic love triangle! Although, you should probably watch out for any potential car crashes. And staircases. Those things just generally don’t end well for you.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Sagittarius, you are one idealistic soul. You’re at your happiest when you’re traveling, and you hate the thought of being constrained. Sometimes your free spirit can get you into trouble, though, and you might find yourself promising more than what you can deliver, and suffering due to your impatience. But, good things come to those who wait! If you have the wherewithal to stand through the hard times, you’ll be rewarded for it.

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Have you ever seen Café, con aroma de mujer, Sagittarius? Because you bear a striking resemblance to the heroine, Teresa Suárez, or, Gaviota, as she’s more commonly known. Working outside as a harvester would be exactly your cup of tea – or coffee – until you have a passionate, whirlwind affair with a mysterious European lover. You’d be unafraid to set out into the world to find him again, even at the peril of your own safety! Just don’t hold it against your lover, if he decides to get married in the meantime. Trust us, it’s all the result of a misunderstanding.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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We all know that you’re a know-it-all, Capricorn. Unfortunately, you can sometimes be pretty condescending. On the flip side, you’re responsible, disciplined, and you’ve got a really good sense of self-control. As much as you’d like to think you’re above these kinds of things, you do have a weakness for nice stuff – you like quality things, and to get quality things, you need to have money. Hey, who says that money can’t buy happiness? 

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You would probably most find yourself identifying with Teresa, the main character from the telenovela of the same name. There’s no way you’d stand for living in poverty your entire life. And if that means marrying your way up, then that’s what you’d set your heart on doing. Just don’t ever forget where you came from, Capricorn, because that’ll get you into trouble.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

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Aquarius, as a deep thinker, you can come across as both shy and eccentric – and quiet and energetic. But these contradictions in your personality only make you that more endearing! At the end of the day, you’re an independent person, who has the smarts to easily solve problems. You see the world as a place full of possibility, no matter how jaded you might get with everything that’s happening.

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Your telenovela doppelgänger is definitely Valentina Villalba Rangel, from Soy tu dueña. People can easily see you being a successful businesswoman, with your smarts. On the other hand, because you can be pretty emotionally closed off, it’s not hard to see you also having to deal with the ins and outs of love. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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A regular fish out of water, you’re a compassionate and intuitive type, Pisces. Most would say that you’re an old soul, which complements your capacity to be creative and artistic. At times, you can become so wrapped up in yourself that you fall into the trap of casting yourself as a victim – but you’re so much more than that! In fairness, it can be hard to feel anything but hard done by when you have a habit of trusting people just that little bit too much. 

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Pisces, you would make the perfect Thalia, from the Mexican telenovela, Marimar. You’d happily live your life on the beach with your grandparents – that is, until you meet your Sergio and know that life will never be the same for you. Just be wary of any jealous mother-in-laws. You know the trope; and if so many mother-in-laws are evil in fictional television shows, there’s got to be some basis for it in real life, right?

Have you had a chance to see your star sign’s telenovela character in action? Maybe it’s time to delve into the archives and binge watch some of the classics. Let us know which telenovela is your favorite on Facebook, by clicking the link at the top of the page.

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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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