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For Less Than $25, You Can Be Better Than Your Siblings At Giving Gifts To Your Mom

Buying regalos for your sweet, dear, sensitive mother is an annual struggle. She swears that she doesn’t need anything except for you to be there for her, but you know she’s expecting diamonds. The thing is, mijo, that it doesn’t matter what you get her. She’s going to wear those felt earrings proudly. Pero, mija, you won’t get away that easy. We’ve scoured the internet to help ease your search.

Poderosa Camiseta | $25

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Go ahead and state the obvious to your mom. She’ll appreciate it. Like any Reina, her power feeds off admiration.

Custom Name Rings | $21

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Last year you bought her the necklace. This year get her matching rings. Better yet, get one for each of her hijos. Looking for waterworks? Get her mami’s name for you and yours for her.

Cara Bonita Planter | $14

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This is the classy, Latina chia pet trend and all mamis are here for it. Honestly, how many plants does she already have? What could one more hurt?

Air Plant Love Symbol | $18

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We all know we could easily glue an air plant to a pretty crystal and give it to our moms, but the meaning is in the packaging. DIY this yourself if you have some design-savvy in you. Again. Gift your mom a plant and she’ll water it (or mist it) every day thinking of you.

“You Go Mama” Enamel Pin | $9.41

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I don’t know how it skipped a generation, but all our moms need no encouragement to be the loudest, proudest women we know. Show su apoya with this pin and know that she’ll brag about su hija who gave her a medal for her saintly motherhood to everyone that compliments it.

Scratch Off Custom Card | $7.40

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Short on cash? Does mom love buying lottery tickets? You can customize this gift (even to replace the outrageous “Mum” with Mami) to include your top ten favorite things you love about your mom.

Pro tip: Think, what does she want to hear? Do not list only favorite food dishes. Do include pasteles.

Café Bustelo Bag | $20

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Every family has some tension around who is going to make the cafecito in the morning. Esta bolsita can be stuffed with DIY IOUs for weekday coffee making and you’ll win Chreemás.

 Thin Ash Blonde Tortoise Hoop Earrings | $22

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Bet your mom doesn’t have these hoops on deck yet. High-quality acetate jewelry is the new fall trend and no Latina mom is ever off-trend.

El Papá Cookie Mold | $19

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If your mami is religious at all, she’ll laugh hard when she opens this gift. Give it to her on Noche Buena and make her cookies on Christmas morning. It’s cheap, but you make up for it with your time and baking skills.

Virgencita Pencil and Cosmetic Hand Stitched Bag | $15.99

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If your mami is really into los Santos, then she’ll be all over this bag. Plus, she’s always in need of another make up bag. Tell her to only put la maquillaje sagrada in this bolsita.

“Perro Like” Dog Bowl| $19.95

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So you moved out and have been replaced by a yappy maltipoo or Great Dane (there is no in between)? Your mom officially only cares about her new mijo, and it’s only fair. You abandoned her after all. Indulge her new empty-nester lifestyle.

Reindeer Dog Snood | $17

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Again, ditto, but this will make her laugh, which is the best gift you could receive in return. Her new son is so much cuter than you.

Frida Sleep Mask | $23

CREDIT: “Frida Sleep Mask” Digital Image. Arte Lexia. 24 October 2018.

Your mom deserves luxury and you’re going to give it to her with this satin eye mask embroidered with black eyelashes and the most luscious eyebrows Mexicanas have ever seen. Adorn your mami with felt flowers and pray she gets all the moody beauty sleep she needs.

Espresso Whipped Sugar Soap | $4

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While you’re pampering your mother, toss in this super cheap, handmade body scrub made with organic coffee beans. You can tell her that caffeine helps reduce eye puffiness. See how that’s just the perfect combo gift?

Street Food Key Chain | $15

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Mami’s losing her senses with old age and leaving her keys in all kinds of weird places. Pero mami will never misplace an elote.

Cookie Spoon Pan | $18

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When you step out into the mainstream white culture and realize that licking your spoon, bowl, and Taki bag clean is not socially acceptable but then you find this very socially acceptable alternative.

Chavela La Llorona Mug | $14.50

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If you’re not aware of Very That, you must visit Etsy immediately. The Latina-owned company is made for gifts por su madre. Plus, this mug is dishwasher safe y hecho a mano. Fuel the morning cafecito or else.

Chismosa Camiseta | $17.55

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This regalo may earn you a slap, and not in a nice way, but it depends how defensive your mami is. Does such a madre even exist? ????????????

Monkey Making Smudge Kit | $13.34

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“Lo siento que ya no tengo una casita para darte, pero esto… this will bring in the money, mami.” Those are the magic words if you only have $13.34 exactly to spare for a gift this year. Don’t think she won’t believe it.

Nadie Me Ayuda En Esta Casa and Preguntale A Tu Papa shirts.

Check out the mitú shop for the content-made-products we all deserve. Maybe your mom will stop having to say “Nadie me ayuda en esta casa” once she gets this shirt.


READ: Here Is Your Ultimate Papi Holiday Gift Guide For The Man Who Says Little But Means So Much

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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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