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Why Pitbull Is Inspiring AF: ” “I Don’t ‘Leverage’ The Latin Community, I Live It.”

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Yesterday, Armando Perez (also known as Pitbull) spoke at the 3rd annual eMerge Americas tech conference in Miami Beach, Fla. Every year, he blesses the entrepreneurship-based conference with his illustrious presence, dropping knowledge about being a Latino in the music biz, remaining true to his identity, and trying not to embarrass abuela along the way.

Here are 10 quotes to live by:

1. “I don’t ‘leverage’ the Latin community, I live it.”

“I just show the world how special we really are.”

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These are all facts.

2. “Not everyone is a visionary.”

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That’s his mantra when ideas get shut down in the boardroom. It’s not him, it’s you. ?

3. “Music talks to everyone.”

Music is basically tu tia chismosa in that way.

4. “You also want to be able to control your own destiny in one way or another.”

When choosing a project, it’s all about creative expression > money. Do you, boo boo.

5. “Like anything in life, it’s not about making it, it’s about maintaining it.”

Maintenance is key, whether it comes to business or a burrito belly.

6. “When it comes to social media, learn something new every day.”

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This is how Pit’s able to come up with gems like this.

7. “I don’t wanna be part of a billion-dollar company if I’m going to have a trillion-dollar headache.”

Basically, the people you surround yourself with are everything.

8. “It’s not about the money, it’s about the journey.”

In reference to choosing offers for new projects.

And every journey should feature a Pitbull playlist.

9. “Ironically, the plan never plans out.”

Translation: Be ready for anything. *stuffs more snacks in pocket*

10. And never forget the wisest words of all:

READ: Super Weird Pitbull Lines That Are Actually Poetic If You Listen Closely

What has Pitbull taught you about life or business? Mitú wants to know. Leave a comment below.

Congress Will Likely Miss Another Deadline And The Victim Is Puerto Rico

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Congress Will Likely Miss Another Deadline And The Victim Is Puerto Rico

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Congress has done it again! Wait… no, they haven’t done sh*t… again. That’s right, they’re most likely going to miss another deadline on Puerto Rico’s dire economic crisis, which will only make a sh*t situation, even sh*ttier.

May 1 is the latest deadline for Congress to pass legislation to help the U.S. commonwealth with their mounting debt. A vote was supposed to take place last week, but the bill is still being drafted and Congress, which the Republicans control, was missing committee votes.

“I’m not sure that on May 2 Armageddon takes place, but clearly I think it will illustrate that there is a significant problem,” Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said to the Associated Press. “There are still some people out there saying there’s not a problem… No, there is a problem, they will default on some portion.”

On May 1st, Puerto Rico is due to pay $422 million worth of general obligation bonds. On July 1, they’re due to pay another $780 million. That’s a lot of money for a small country of 3.5 million residents where jobs and investments have been forced out by the new U.S. tax policies. There’s high rate of unemployment and schools are even closing.

“Puerto Rico is a crisis and [Congress] not responding,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) told the Associated Press.

Read more about Puerto Rico’s economic situation here

READ:How Gay Weddings And Honeymoons Could Be The Answer To Puerto Rico’s Problems

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