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13 Ways Mexicans Prevented Home Burglaries

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So you don’t want to get robbed, but you’re too cheap to buy a security system. Well, here are some creative ways to make sure you keep those ratas out.

Plant nopales inside your walls.

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They might get over the wall, but they’ll regret it instantly.

Buy resorteras for all your kids.

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You’re probably gonna need new windows though.

Hire a velador to watch over your stuff.

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You can trust Don Gaspar… to fall asleep every night.

Get a “Beware of Dog” sign.

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Maybe it’ll boost her confidence. Maybe.

Make sure you have the biggest chismosa as your neighbor.

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She’ll stop any burglar in his tracks… and tell him all your secrets.

Hang saints and crucifixes all over your house.

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It might not stop them from robbing you, but at least they’ll feel really guilty about it.

If you don’t have barbwire, make your own.

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It works because they’ll immediately know how broke you are.

Put up a Donald Trump sign.

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Cause nobody fucks with the crazies.

Put a cut-out of Vicente Fernández on your front porch.

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It’ll bring all the burglars to their knees outside your house.

Blast “La Macarena” on repeat.

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Día de #FlashBack y lo hacemos con la memorable canción "La Macarena", tema compuesto por Los del Río, incluido en el album "A mí me gusta" de 1994 y supuso un éxito internacional en 1995, 1996 y 1997, y continúa teniendo un seguimiento de culto. Es considerada como una de las canciones más emblemáticas de la música de baile de 1990. La canción se ubica en el puesto número 7 en el Billboard Top 100, en el puesto número 1 Latin Songs de Billboard y además es la canción dance de Billboard y una de las seis canciones en idiomas extranjeros que ocupa la posición Nro. 1 desde que comenzó la Era Moderna del Rock de 1955. #Entretenimiento #history #music #song #LaMacarena #LosDelRio #Recuerdos #VitaminaG

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Trust me, it’s torture. I mean sure, it’s fun… for like a minute… when you’re 12… in the 90s.

Hire a Curandera to get rid of evil spirits.

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She’ll get rid of all the malas vibras… and your place will smell like sage.

Get a Chupacabra.

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Oh wait, never mind, this thing only scares goats… and isn’t real.

Add more frijoles to your diet.

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The nuclear option. This will keep EVERYONE out. Nice knowing’ ya!

READ: Moments You Know are Too Real If You Were Raised By Abuelita

Well, there you go, you’re all taken care of. What else would you do to keep your place safe? Let us know in the comments below!

11 Awesome Ways Latinos And Filipinos Are Totally Connected

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11 Awesome Ways Latinos And Filipinos Are Totally Connected

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Latinos and Filipinos are two groups cut from the very same cloth. We’re cousins! Friends! Brothers from different mothers! Sisters from different misters! We have a shared history, a common sensibility and a uniting love of chisme. Check out some of the things we totally have in common:

Pork, Pork…and More Pork

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Fact: Pork is DELICIOUS. It’s also a huge part of both our cuisines. For example, we both love lechón. And if you’ve never tried pork lumpia or sizzling plate of sisig, well, what exactly are you waiting for?

The Sublime Art and Science of Chisme

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Chisme, chismis. Potato, pohtahto. Let’s call the whole thing fun.

Names

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Because of our shared history of Spanish colonization, many people with roots across Latin America and the Philippines tend to have names originating from Spain. Check out this list of common Filipino last names and you’ll see an abundance of super familiar ones, like Reyes, Cruz and García.

…And Nicknames

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Chances are, you have at least three nicknames. If you’re lucky, only two of them have to do with your appearance (I am somehow both “gordi” and “flaca” to my family). Filipinos go through pretty much the same thing as our own Lalas, Kikis and Lolos. This is all explained further in this very helpful blog post from “Ask a Filipino.”

Words

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There are over one hundred languages in varying degrees of usage across the Philippines. And — again, because of Spanish colonization — certain words in those languages borrow from Spanish. Let’s test it out. Can you guess what “arina” means? “Baryo”? What about “reló”? (Hint: just say ’em all out loud.)

…And No Words At All

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It is a known fact that many Latinos (especially Caribbean Latinos… Shout-out to Cubans, Boricuas and Dominicans!) choose to point with their chins and/or lips. So now we’ll always know what our Filipino friends mean when they want to talk smack about someone sitting close by, but don’t want to call attention. We get you. 😉

Chancla Jokes

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I mean, just look at that image above and tell me you haven’t also seen the same joke shared by Latino friends dozens of times.

That One @$#&ing Cookie Tin

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Bro. We all grew up with this. And 9 times out of 10, it contained sewing supplies. I don’t even think I’ve ever gotten to try these cookies. WHERE DO THEY ALL GO?!

Parents, Man

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It’s like all our parents got together at some point and decided that we 1) could never sleep over friends’ houses, or 2) leave the house without asking permission by letting them know where we’re going, how long we’ll be out, who we’re with and what their blood type is.

Music and Dance

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We have more in common musically than you might think. Listen to an harana (beautiful) or check out some Cariñosa dance moves to see what I mean.

A Shared Affinity for Enrique Iglesias

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Enrique, even though he’s often included in plenty of Latino-oriented awards shows, is actually from Madrid, and has sliiiightly famous parents: his Spanish dad, Julio Iglesias, and Spanish-Filipina mom, Isabel Preysler. He grew up in Miami, though, which lends a certain level of Latinidad to anyone who remains there long enough. So, basically: He’s got connections to both of us!

See? We have tons in common. So, aside from one little word and a certain beauty pageant mix-up, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t all be BFFs. XOXO.

READ: Proof Latinos Don’t Do Thanksgiving the Basic Way

Have another way we’re basically all related? Let us know in the comments. 

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