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Bet you didn’t know these athletes are Latino

The NFL, NBA, MLB and FIFA are full of athletes I bet you didn’t know are Latino! If you follow any of these sports, I challenge you to identify them. If you don’t, but you like looking at pictures of handsome athletes, this list is for you as well!

Tony Romo

Source: Tony Romo. Digital Image. Sporting News. December 15, 2016.

Although he is US born, Romo has Mexican heritage on his grandfather side.

Dan Haren

Source: Dan Haren. Digital Image. MLB. March 8, 2016.

Handsome Dan Haren was born in California but has Irish and Mexican backgrounds.

Nene

Source: Nene. Digital Image. Washington Post. February 10, 2013.

This Houston Rockets player was actually born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Doesn’t he look sexier now?

Adam LaRoche

Source: Adam LaRoche. Digital Image. Dead Spin. April 13, 2016.

Don’t get fooled by his looks, Adam LaRoche is proud of his mexican roots on his father side.

Anderson Varejao

Source: Anderson Varejao. Digital Image. Sporting News. May 29, 2015.

Varejao was born in Colatina, Brazil. Besides playing for the Golden State Warriors he has actually played on Brazil’s national team!

Al Horford

Source: Al Horford. Digital Image. Slam Online. October 4, 2016.

Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso, Boston Celtics players, was born in the Dominican Republic.

Walter Herrmann

Source: Walter Herrmann. Digital Image. Marca. August 17, 2009.

Former Detroit Pistons player, was born in Argentina and has won gold medals with the Argentina National team!

Andre Ethier

Source: Andre Ethier. Digital Image. Realtor. Mar 15, 2017.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, the Los Angeles Dodgers player is Mexican on his mother’s side.

Rudy Fernandez

Source: Rudy Fernandez. Digital Image. Solo Basket.

Born in Mallorca, Spain, Rudy Fernandez has played both in the NBA and the European Basketball League.

Manu Ginobili

Source: Manu Ginobili. Digital Image. Business Insider. May 23, 2017.

Born Emanuel David Ginoblini, this former San Antonio Spurs player is Argentinian-Born.

Jeff Garcia

Source: Jeff Garcia. Digital Image. Sportige.  October 23, 2013.

The former quarterback has Mexican and Irish heritage.

Tiago Splitter

Source: Tiago Splitter. Digital Image. Sacurrent. July 1, 2015.

Currently playing for the Delaware 87ers, Tiago Splitter was born in Blumenau, Brazil.

Luis Scola

CREDIT: Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola shoots a free throw against the Chicago Bulls in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, March 21, 2014. Indiana won 91-79. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
Source: Luis Scola. Digital Image. La Tercera.

From Argentina to China! Born in Buenos Aires, Scola now plays in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Ted Williams

Source: Ted Williams. Digital Image. Doc Stull. September 19, 2016.

Former professional baseball player and later manager, Williams was born in California but had Mexican background. Some claim he was the first latino baseball star.

Leandro Barbosa

Source: Leandro Barbosa. Digital Image. NBC Sports. January 18, 2013.

Another Brazilian on the list! Barbosa was born in Sao Paulo and currently plays in the national league, but played with the Golden State Warriors and the Celtics.

Ryan Lochte

Source: Ryan Lochte. Digital Image. LA Times. April 27, 2017.

The second best ranked swimmer in the world, after Michael Phelps, was born in New York but is Cuban on his mother side. Who knew?

Ronda Rousey

Source: Ronda Rousey. Digital Image. Mike Swick. November 21, 2017.

Rousey is not only the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in judo, she is also Venezuelan and Trinidadian descent!

Carmello Anthony

Source: Carmelo Anthony. Digital Image. Business Insider. September 23, 2017.

Anthony as Puerto Rican and Venezuelan background on his father side.

Victor Cruz

Source: Victor Cruz. Digital Image. Chicago Tribune. May 30, 2017.

New Jersey born, Victor Cruz’ mother is Puerto Rican. His father was African American.

Reggie Jackson

Source: Reggie Jackson. Digital image. Sports Illustrated.

Former professional baseball player for the Oalkland Athletics, Reginald “Reggie” Martinez, born in Pennsylvania, is Puerto Rican on his father’s side.

James Rodriguez

Source: James Rodriguez. Digital Image. Colombia. July 27, 2017.

Former Real Madrid star, who now plays for the Bayern Munich, was born in Cucuta, Colombia. Everyone in the German soccer league is talking about him!

Radamel Falcao

Source: Radamel Falcao. Digital Image. Goal.

Simply known as Falcao, the Monaco FC star was born in Santa Marta, Colombia. He will play in the World Cup for the first time in Russia, 2018.

Keylor Navas

Source: Keylor Navas. Digital Image. Sin Cuento. October 17, 2017.

Navas, considered by some as the best goalkeeper in the world, was born in Puerto Rico. He is the goalkeeper for the Real Madrid FC.

Laurie Hernandez

Source: Laurie Hernandez. Digital Image. Huffington Post. January 12, 2017.

Olympic gymnast and winner of Dancing with the Stars is Puerto Rican descent.

Gonzalo Higuain

Source: Gonzalo Higuain.  Digital Image. Sporty News. October 9, 2017.

This hottie was actually born in France but is Argentinian descent and plays for the national team. He currently plays in the Juventus.

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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. 

Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Getty Images

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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