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Gina Torres Is Going To Star In A Brand New Show About A Cuban Badass

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Literally perfect person Gina Torres has been cast to star in an upcoming ABC series from the executive producers of “Agent Carter.” It’ll be called “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez” and it’s being touted as both the “Cuban Macbeth” and the story of  a “modern-day Havana-born Cleopatra.”

YES to all of it. Throw in a reference to “Latina Wonder Woman” and “the goddess-turned-“Firefly”actress Athena” and we’re all set.

Actually let’s just pause a moment and think about how wonderful Gina is:

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Alright, back to the story.

Here are more details, via Deadline:

Written by Cuban-American playwright Charise Castro Smith, The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez is described as a sexy revenge drama with a supernatural twist and MacBeth with a Cuban twist. It centers on Eva Sofia Valdez (Torres), an immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But the success of this “modern-day Havana-born Cleopatra” is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream.

The fact that it stars a Cuban-American playing a Cuban is pretty notable on its own, but we’re also excited that it’s written by a Cuban, too. It’s a pretty big deal! After all, any change starts behind the camera.

Just for kicks, here’s one more Perfect And Essential Gina Moment™, because we all deserve it:

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Young Latinos Are Letting Bernie Sanders Down, Here's Why


Young Latinos Are Letting Bernie Sanders Down, Here’s Why

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There’s no doubt that young Latinos are #FeelingTheBern. Just look at wearemitu’s commenters on political posts, or even the latest Univision/Washington Post poll which found that Latino millennials prefer the Vermont Senator over Hillary Clinton. But are young Latinos actually voting for him? All signs point to probably not.

Young Latinos notoriously don’t vote.

Here’s the cold, hard truth: If you’re Latino between the ages of 18-34, chances are you’re not going to vote. Both millennials AND Latinos are two demographics that have historically not shown up at the polls…and still don’t. Millennial turnout for the 2012 presidential election was less than half of what it was in 1964 and, despite that there will be 27.3 million eligible Latino voters in 2016, the NALEO Education Fund predicts that only 13.1 of them will actually vote. That’s a lot of young Latinos not voting. The proof is in the caucus.

Who really won Nevada Latinos?

Hillary Clinton Holds Nevada Caucus Day Event

Sanders barely lost Nevada to Hillary Clinton (47.6% to her 52.3%), but the silver lining for the Vermont Senator was that he won among Latino voters…except that he didn’t. Bernie’s camp made that claim based on entrance polls, which found that he had beaten Hillary by 8 points. That poll doesn’t compute with the fact that Hillary won in counties with heavy Latino populations.

Bernie couldn’t mess with Texas.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 22: A general view of atmosphere as seen during the bus tour kickoff to support Leticia van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor on October 22, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Latino Victory Project)

The Lone Star State has the second-biggest population of Latinos in the United States, and one out of every three Tejano is between the ages of 18-29. Seems like these are good numbers for Bernie, right? Nope. Hillary trounced Bernie, winning 70 percent of the Latino vote.

Colorado felt the Bern.

Bernie Sanders Holds Super Tuesday Campaign Rally In Vermont

Unlike Nevada and Texas, Colorado Latinos favored Bernie Sanders. According to the New York Times, the Vermont Senator won big in Denver, Adams and Weld Counties, all which have heavier Latino populations.  In contrast, Hillary Clinton did better in counties with fewer Hispanics.

Register to vote today by downloading the Latinos Vote app for iOS and Android. Our voice matters. #WeAreAmerica