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These Things Define True Happiness for Latinos

It’s the simple moments in life that we all live for like…

When “Ginza” comes on in the grocery store and you’re like…

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Suddenly you’ve forgotten all your troubles…along with the milk.

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Burning up the dance floor with a beautiful stranger.

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May I have another dance…or shall we just elope?

A plate full of tacos.

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Just meat, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, lime and salsa. No fancy fusion funk thank you very much.

A cold cerveza after a workout.

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Time to “hydrate” and replenish those calories.

Dressing to kill.

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And when strangers compliment you, it’s like the best feeling eeever.

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Opening a perfectly ripe avocado.

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In that perfectly sweet spot between hard and rotten that seems to last about an hour.

Digging out the last of the Pelo Tamarindo with your fingers like when you were 4.

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Spicy, sticky orange high five!

Payday.

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¡Realeza por un día!

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Partying until the sun comes up.

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There goes the paycheck.

…and of course menudo the morning after.

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Is there anything it can’t cure?!

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

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

Esteban Quispe is an indigenous inventor in Bolivia who just recreated Wall-E IRL. How? Simple. He taught himself how to work with electrical boards and rummages through the landfill to get the parts he needs to create robots out of trash. He’s AWESOME.

At 17 years old, Esteban Quispe is trying to change lives in his small town in Bolivia.

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He loves to build robots.

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So he goes to the local landfill and rummages for pieces he can use in his projects.

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As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure… or robot, in this case.

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That’s right. Dude has enough skill to make an almost exact replica of Wall-E using discarded electronic waste.

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Oh, and it’s controlled from his cell phone.

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The indigenous inventor is completely self-taught and he is on a mission to make a big impact on his community with his talent.

His community is small and, as more people move to the city, there are fewer able-bodied people left to work in the village.

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Part of his project is to start creating robots that can help with agriculture to keep the people in his Bolivian village fed and alive.

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His secret is to stay in a child’s state of mind because it allows you to dream and create.

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“I want to behave like a child,” Quispe says. “Because we, the children, are the dreamers.”

Check out the full video of Esteban Quispe’s incredible work below:

Bolivian Robots Made from TrashThis Bolivian teen built a real-life Wall-E out of trash.

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Keep it up, dude. The world can use a few more people like you out there.

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