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13 Things Family Members Smuggle From Mexico

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Because Mexicanos understand the goods you get in Mexico just taste better, feel better and are better.

(Smelly) Mexican cheese by the pound.

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Forget fancy Spanish or Italian cheeses, Mexican cheese is where it’s at… even if your fridge, and its contents, smell like a plane/car/bus.

Tequila, as many bottles as TSA permits.

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There’s nothing more satisfying than showing off your exclusive bottle with the Hecho en México sticker.

Mezcal, the other drink of the gods.

Espadín o de Pechuga #mezcalatenco #mezcalfino #mezcal #espadín #mezcaldeoaxaca #mezcalartesanal #mexicantraditions @paleecostore

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No doubt mezcal tastes smokier once it has crossed the border.

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The hot stuff.

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Dried fruit, sugar-coded peanuts, coconut candy with raisins and, of course, a ton of spicy candy because American candy just can’t satisfy your chile-loving tastebuds.

READ: You Know You’re Mexican When You Have these Cousins in Your Fam

Legit toys, none of that electronic BS.

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PlayStation, XBOX 360 or Wii’s got nothing on these toys.

Medicina Mexicana that cures it all.

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Because Vaporú can only do some much, sometimes we need someone to smuggle some of the good sh*t.

Essential cookware.

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Because you can’t make salsa de molcajete without a molcajete…even if it means you have to pay extra for your overweight luggage.

Cantaritos, because they make everything taste better.

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Café de olla doesn’t taste the same in a regular coffee mug. Water also tastes fresher, duh. And have you tried cantaritos like the ones from Guadalajara? Fresca and tequila and you’ve made the best paloma ever.

A few hammocks to hang in your backyard.

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Pack one in your suitcase and you’ll never need to go to the spa again.

Zarapes to accessorize everything.

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This is the best decor investment for Mexicanos. We use it to decorate our cars, tables, couches and patio. We even make clothing out of it.

Flowy tops and guayaberas.

And for this day stores sell the traditional costumes #tradicionesmexicanas #mexicantraditions

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Because nothing feels better on a hot day than wearing one of those…plus, that’s your dad’s Sunday best.

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This One Woman Could End This Politician’s Career

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This One Woman Could End This Politician’s Career

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Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, is hoping for a fourth term with a change to the country’s constitution. But, his relationship with a young 29-year-old woman might just end his political career.

So what, right? Well, just so happens that Morales claims to be single and ready to mingle (we added the mingle part), but is in a relationship — and even had a child — with Gabriela Zapata according to journalist Carlos Valverde. Guess this relationship is in the “complicated” stage.

Morales has said little about his relationship, but admitted dating Zapata in 2005 and ending all ties in 2007, after their child died. However…wait for it…a picture surfaced of Morales and Zapata happily embracing each other at a carnival last year.

“I remember, there was a woman with a familiar face who approached me to take a photo during carnival, that’s true,” Mr. Morales said admitting to the photo. “It was a familiar face and when the photo emerged, ah!, I think that’s Gabriela.”

READ: A Teenager from Bolivia Created a Real-Life Wall-E and It’s Just the Beginning

Adding to this love scandal is the money scandal. You see, Zapata is an exec at a Chinese company with millions worth of government contracts and is living in a pretty lush house. Questions about this fuel the fire.

And while some Bolivians are willing to forgive Morales’ corruption scandal because they believe he’s helped the poor and protected the indigenous people, others say the scandal will stop them from going to the polls to keep Morales in office until 2025.

Read more about what might ruin Evo Morales’ political career from The New York Times here.

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