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Weekly Horoscope October 29th – November 4th

It’s that time again when Venus is in retrograde affecting most of our personal relationships. See how much drama is coming into your life this Wednesday.

READ: How Are You In Bed Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries

Starting in November, you’ve got the whole world in your hands, my powerful Aries. But before we get into more on that later in the month, you might experience some surprising financial news this week involving any shared money or benefits with a partner. This blow will force you to reassess how you’re going about handling your funds and you may need to help out a friend in need after they experience an abrupt change. Venus retrogrades in your relationship sector on Wednesday, causing you to have to have pay attention to whatever needs repairing in your love life. Just remember, you got this!

Taurus 

Expected the unexpected this week when it comes to your love life. While you’ll see much stability and career success later in November, this week sees Uranus in your relationship sector opposing Venus, which is still in retrograde. You might see a curveball in your relationship on Wednesday, by way of either a sudden breakup or a reconciliation of a past relationship, even though you know it will probably continue to be unstable. Hold on, bull! You can work through this.

Gemini 

Throughout Venus’s retrograde, you’ve had to do some major rewriting to your stories of love and money, Gemini. This Wednesday when she retrogrades in your personal relationship sector, you’ll feel this blow even harder. Remember that everything comes in cycles, though, and this won’t last long. Maybe you’re hung up on an ex or not feeling the passion with your current paramour. This too shall pass. Whatever you’re currently feeling will be amplified come November, for better or for worse.

Cancer

Sorry to say it, Cancer, but this week could be all about drama, drama, drama. You might learn of a secret that will affect your relationship on Wednesday and experience an abrupt breakup. We’re sorry for whatever betrayal you may feel, but know that your Cancer dignity will be intact, something you’re always good at. Hold on to that confidence and come out of this week stronger without losing faith in love. Come the rest of November, it’s all about a jumpstart to your career. Don’t retreat too deep into that shell because greater things are on the horizon for you, my cangrejo!

Leo

The second week of November is going to you bring you all the luck in the world, Leo, but in the meantime, you will find yourself fixated on that irritating Venus retrograde that’s been occupying your brain so much lately. It’s going to be pretty impossible to focus on anything else as past experiences dwell on your mind, but that doesn’t mean it’s set in stone. Whatever you’re reeling over, you will be given the opportunity to make things right and settle your soul.

Virgo 

I swear, it’s truly unfair what a lucky Venus retrograde you Virgos have been granted, but considering how calm, cool, and collected you are as a sign, I guess you deserve it! You may hear some positive news from a family member this week that will be a cause for celebration. Congrats! Whatever the circumstance may be, it will help you and your partner to remember to focus on the good over the bad and further be thankful for each other’s honest love for one another.

Libra

With Venus retrograding in your personal sector on Wednesday, you’re definitely not feeling confident this week, Libra. In fact, you may be internalizing things so hard that you think everything going wrong is entirely your fault. While this may be what you feel, it’s definitely not what’s truly going on. In fact, your feeling this way means the complete opposite — that you care enough to think the blame is on you. Let this remind you of how beautiful and great you really are and keep up the hard work like you’ve been doing. It’s paying off.

Scorpio

It’s really hard to read the barometer of your love life this week, Scorpio, but know that November will essentially be providing you with a reset button from the universe. For right now, it’s hard to tell what the truth of your love life is, with you feeling passionate and hopeful one day and ready to walk away from it the next. Come Wednesday, expect a past situation to come back knockin’ on your door, and not necessarily for the better. Hold on tight and stand your ground, scorpion!

Sagittarius 

This week brings you the clarity you need about overcoming a love situation that just wasn’t serving you, Sag. You’ve dwelled on this for a while and while I know we keep reiterating how important self-love and care is for you right now, we’re delighted that you’re finally about to see the light. You’ve had the power to overcome this situation for some time, and now you’re realizing it. November is going to present lots of new directions for you, but that’s cherished information I’m going to have to save for you until next week!

Capricorn

Hmm, this week could be a weird one, Cap. Your chart is showing that a fiesta could present some odd turns in your relationship sector. Remember, we’re still in Venus retrograde, so either a past love or someone you turned down once before pops back up and you give them a second chance? Or maybe you’ve got a hunch a friend of yours is going for your significant other. This all goes down in your sector on Wednesday, which happens to be Halloween, so whatever party you attend is bound to bring you some…interesting new developments. Godspeed!

Aquarius

November is about to show you just how important your friends are for your personal growth in joy, and it starts as early as this week. Stay social and agree to any invites to parties where you’re bound to make important new friendships or happen upon a promising new love relationship. If you’re already partnered, you and your love just might throw the best Halloween party that you couldn’t be more proud of — because it was spent with each other and the friends you value the most.

Pisces

Be wary of saying something you might regret this week, Pisces! November is about to bring you some major career successes you’ve been eagerly awaiting and definitely deserve, but for right now you might have to tend to your significant other and their financial situation. Perhaps they’ve made a career change and have taken an unforeseen pay cut. Make sure not to harp too much on them and their decision, because having their back is all they need right now and your love will be better for it. Starting next week, expect wonderful news in your professional life that we’ll have to hold off on telling you for right now!

There’s A New Urban Line Of Taco Gear And This One’s Actually Wearable

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There’s A New Urban Line Of Taco Gear And This One’s Actually Wearable

No matter your preference, how you like them, how you eat them, tacos are a way of life. They represent where we’re from and to be honest, they are not going anywhere — they will remain part of our life.

Gerald Flores understands the taco goes beyond just a dish, it’s a lifestyle. In 2014, the Corpus Christi native was trying to figure out what to wear, when an idea went off in his head.

“Like many Latinos, tacos are a huge part of my life. They represent my culture and so much more. Back in 2014, I was looking for a taco shirt for myself and I couldn’t find one that I would want to wear, so I decided to design my own,” said the taco lover. “That’s how Taco Gear® was born and it’s been a crazy and fun journey ever since.”

mitú is excited to partner up with Taco Gear® in our mitú mercado where you’ll find a wide assortment of Taco Gear® products.

We are featuring some of Taco Gear’s® most popular t-shirts, sweatshirts and trendy bucket hats.

If you’re a taco lover you know that when someone offers you a taco, you just eat it and that’s exactly what this Taco. Just Eat It. Longsleeve tee says.

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This tee takes a spin on a popular brand and makes it our own. You can shop this tee (that’s already making me hungry) on our site available in a unisex fit for only $29.99.

If tacos are life to you, say it with this bomber jacket.

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This classic bomber jacket will keep you warm during those nights you’re waiting for your tacos at your favorite taco truck. This jacket is such a favorite, it’s sure to sell out, so grab yours for $49.99 before it sells out.

When fellow intellectuals ask what your favorite work of art is, you can let them know with this Taco Lisa Tee.

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Art connoisseurs will not know what hit them when you show them this Taco Lisa Tee now available in our store in different colors for $24.99.

True taco lovers ain’t got no type. Let people know you’re not shallow with this Taco Type Tee.

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We don’t discriminate against any kind of taco and we love showing our love with this shirt that lists just a few of our favorite tacos. This comfy tee comes in different colors and is only $24.99.

When you and bae are hungry and can’t decide where to go for dinner (or breakfast or lunch), settle it with this Back To The Taquería Tee.

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Don’t know what to eat? Don’t know where to hang out? Don’t know what to “cook” for your family potluck? Back to the taquería it is. This tee comes in three colors and sells for $24.99.

And when you walk up to the taquería register they’ll know exactly what you want as soon as they look at you with this trendy Fresh Tacos bucket hat.

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At the taquería is where we spend most of our days, so represent with this bucket hat available in our shop for just $22.99. It’s perfect to shield your face from that taquería steam 😉.

A founding father once said, “give me liberty or give me death,” and in 2019 we like to apply our lives to that saying and this one: *ehem* Give me tacos or give me death.

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Because what even is life without tacos? Stop — we don’t want to know. Shop this philosophical taco tee in our shop for just $24.99.

El Mencho’s Cartel Killed 14 Mexican Police Officers In An Ambush Against President Lopez Obrador

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El Mencho’s Cartel Killed 14 Mexican Police Officers In An Ambush Against President Lopez Obrador

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Minutes after Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador told reporters that his new approach to curb cartel violence is working, Mexico’s fast-growing threat, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), killed 14 police officers and set their cars on fire during a deadly ambush. The police convoy was passing through El Aguaje, a small town in the state of Michoacan, to serve a warrant when 20 armed vehicles ambushed the officers. Fourteen officers were declared dead and another nine were injured.

“You can’t fight fire with fire. You can’t fight violence with violence … you have to fight evil by doing good.” Obrador said at a news conference on Monday morning. While Obrador, a year into his term, continued to speak about how his new policy is affecting change, police officers were calling for backup. “I’m dying,” one officer barely blurted on his radio, according to audio recordings of police scanners at the time.

As first responders arrived on the scene, they found handwritten messages, signed “CJNG.”

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Families of the victims are angry that their loved ones weren’t more heavily armed to defend themselves against the thirty gunmen who attacked the police convoy from behind. One day after the attack, a memorial service became a town hall of sorts. Grieving family members shouted at Michoacán Governor Silvano Aureoles, “Like sheep to the slaughter!” 

Five families refused to allow the coffins of their loved ones to be present in the company of those they feel were responsible for the deaths: the officials who didn’t adequately arm the police to defend themselves. 

Obrador’s strategy to end cartel violence is two-fold: end corruption and provide resources to poverty-stricken regions.

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“We are going to continue with our strategy,” López Obrador later said. “For us it is very important for there to be well-being, that peace with justice can be achieved … and also avoiding that authorities mix with crime.” Experts think Obrador’s strategy is smart for long-term success in stabilizing Mexico. Still, in the short-term, murders have only increased in Mexico. Last year, a record number of 29,000 murders were recorded, and 2019 may just break that record.

Falko Ernst, a Mexican analyst for the International Crisis Group, says Michoacán will continue to be “deep narco-war territory” until the state develops a strategy to de-signify the land.

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In a Twitter thread, Ernst recalled the decades-long history of cartel conflict in a small, rural village called El Aguaje. It “sits on a key overland road connecting the Hot Land region with the Sierra Madre, and was once a stronghold of the Milenio Cartel, big-time coke runners in the ’90s/early 2000s,” Ernst tweeted. At the time, a young Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, who would later become “El Mencho” and the boss of CJNG, was a member of the Milenio cartel. 

Ernst was there in 2011 when Milenio drug lords were dragged out of their mansions and executed. “La Familia” then took over the town, until it split into two conflicting gangs. That’s when El Mencho broke away to form the Jalisco (or CJNG) cartel.

Now, El Mencho, personally ousted by La Familia, is warring for their territory, leaving civilians in the crossfire.

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El Mencho lived in the U.S. at one point, without papers, and served three years in prison for selling drugs stateside. As soon as he was released in 1997, he was deported to Mexico, where he went on to serve on the Jalisco state police force. For some reason, he left the force to join the Milenio cartel. El Mencho was born just a few miles away from El Aguaje. Now, he’s leading CJNG to reclaim what they think belongs to them–la puebla del Aguaje. 

The DEA has dubbed El Mencho one of their “most wanted,” and has offered a $10 million bounty for his arrest.

“El Chapo was violent, but El Mencho has taken it to a new level,” the lead DEA agent told Univision.

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“Decapitations, dissolving bodies in acid, public executions, ripping out the heart, killing women and children, bombings against people. It happens almost every day,” DEA agent Kyle Mori told Univision. “El Chapo was violent, but El Mencho has taken it to a new level.” 

In August, CJNG hung nine bodies from a bridge in Uruapan, Michoacán, and hung up a large banner that read, “Lovely people. Carry on with your day.” Ten other bodies were dumped on the road nearby.

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