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Sagittarius Latino Celebrities You’d Want To Join You As You Travel The World

It’s Sagittarius season. Or should I say Scorpio season is finally over? The season of expansion is upon us. You’ll find yourself investing your energy in global connections and ensuring your voice creates tangible impact. It seems auspicious that American elections are held during the watery, emotional Scorpio season, only to be burned into action right after.

Sagittarians, we all know that you’ve been itching to travel all year and holiday season offers you the nomadic freedom you yearn for. My fiery Sags, behold your road trip celebrity familia written in the stars.

Gael García Bernal

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Bernal was born on November 30, 1978 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and is best known for his very Sag role on “Mozart in the Jungle.” The actor holds citizenship in both Mexico and Argentina.

Christina Aguilera

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Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 and is a household name across the globe. A major theme of Sagittarius’ lives is freedom. Please see her latest album, “Liberation.”

Benjamin Bratt

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Born on December 16, 1963 in San Francisco, Bratt is best known as Detective Ray Curtis on “Law & Order” (or in “Miss Congeniality,” depending who you ask). Sags dislike being constrained which may be why he dropped out of his MFA program to get to work already.

Dascha Polanco

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Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on December 3, 1982, Polanco is the break out Afro-Latina we’ve thirsted for in Hollywood. Speaking of hating being constrained, if Polanco’s character on “Orange is the New Black” is a Sag, too, we’d get why she’d shoot up a prison guard. Rules are hard.

Nestor Carbonell

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Born on December 1, 1967 in New York City to Cuban parents, Carbonell lived his wildest Sag dreams as a child. His father worked for PepsiCo, which forced the family to move often, and allowed Carbonell to live in London, Mexico city, the Bahamas, and Caracas.

Scarlett Estevez

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Let’s not forget the little ones. Estevez was born on December 4, 2007 in Los Angeles. She’ll be turning 11 this season and has already starred alongside Will Ferrel in the “Daddy’s Home” movie series. She’s also on FOX’s “Lucifer.”

Jake T. Austin

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The Disney gone “The Fosters” star is not so little anymore. Born on December 3, 1994, Austin started acting when he was just seven years old in “Wizards of Waverly Place.”

Lori Mae Hernandez

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Born on December 14, 2002, Hernandez will be turning 16 years old this season and already she has expanded her presence on this earth. She started practicing comedy at 9 years old when her dad was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy and she made it her mission to put a full smile on his face.

She’s now famous from her skit on “America’s Got Talent,” where she ridiculed Donald Trump and embraced her Sag strong sense of humor.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

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The Puerto Rican is famous for his Italian pride on “Jersey Shore” but his Boricua pride is less often spotlighted. Born on December 4, 1985, you may have seen some of Sag’s hallmark dislikes on full display during his time on the show (look for a disdain for clingy people).

Diego Tinoco

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Born on November 25, 1997, Tinoco is now famous as Cesar Diaz on Netflix’s “On My Block.” Diaz is Colombian, Mexican and Ecuadorian, though like his character, he was born in Anaheim, California.

Hailey Baldwin

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Born on November 22, 1996, the Brazilian-American model will be turning 22 years old this Sag season. While Sags are always embracing freedom, that doesn’t mean her potential marriage to Justin Bieber will sully those goals.

Joss Favela

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Born on December 10, 1990, Favela is already one of the most famous Mexican songwriter and recording artist today. He became the youngest person to ever win the Composer of the Year award in 2015.

Tia Texada

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Born on December 14, 1971, Texada is most famous as Cruz on NBC’s “Third Watch.” Also, she’s the Skittles girl. Of course a Sag wants to taste the rainbow.

A.B. Quintanilla III

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Born December 13, 1963, A.B. is a bass guitarist for famous Mexican group Los Dinos. He also wrote songs for his sister, the late great Selena Quintanilla.

Evelyn Lozada

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Born on December 10, 1975, Lozada is best known as one of the OG “Basketball Wives.” A true Nuyorican, she moved for sunnier weather in Miami, where she met the two basketball players she would later marry (and divorce).

Diego Boneta

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Born on November 29, 1990 in Mexico City, Boneta is Puerto Rican and Mexican. He’s a talented musician and actor in both telenovelas and on “Pretty Little Liars.” Sags do like changes.

J Alvarez

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Born on December 13, 1983, the Boricua singer has traveled the world performing reggaeton. Fire signs typically need to have as much contact with the world as possible to feel that they’re experiencing life. They basically have a chronic case of FOMO.

Sheila Escovedo

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Daughter of percussionist Mexicano Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. was born in Oakland, Calif. on December 12, 1957. Sags are able to turn their thoughts into action. Combine that with big dreams, and you get “The Queen of Percussion.”

Rita Moreno

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Speaking of Queens. Puerto Rican icon Rita Moreno was born on December 11, 1931 as Rosa Dolores Alverío Marcano in Humacao, Puerto Rico. She has since won an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy and is playing all our favorite abuelitas on “One Day at a Time” and “Jane the Virgin.”

Papa Francis

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Every abuelita’s ultimate travel companion would be Pope Francis, the first and only Latino Pope in the history of the Vatican. He was born on December 13, 1969. What’d I say about Sags making it to the top?


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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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