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If You Choke To Death When Your Mom Roasts Chile, This Video Will Hit Home

Campesinos queman Chile en las puertas del Palacio de Gobierno para que les abran y atiendan peticiones

Posted by Conurbados Morelos on Monday, June 27, 2016

Mexican tear gas.

Earlier this week, a group of farmers and activists from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico gathered to protest in front of the city’s Palacio de Gobierno. The farmers had several issues they wanted to discuss, including grievances about irrigation, fertilizer, housing — you know, farmer stuff. Apparently, no one from the government wanted to hear it, so some of the farmers figured out a way to force someone to come out. They set down a bunch of chiles and began burning them, hoping that the stinging smoke would be too much to bear. If you’ve even been home when your mom is roasting chiles, you know it’s basically Mexican tear gas.

It appears no one came down to talk to the farmers, but according to Zona Centro Noticias, one person in the building needed medical attention. Carolina Gonzalez, an EMT who treated someone at the scene told Zona Centro Noticias, “The person who we treated was very close to the window where things were being burned, so there were some complications but we’ve stabilized her.”

READ: Signs You’re Too in Love With Chile

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9 Things Every Latino Who Grew Up With A Gringo Parent Will Understand


9 Things Every Latino Who Grew Up With A Gringo Parent Will Understand

If you, like me, grew up in a household with one Latino parent and one gringo parent, you know that, while they both love you equally, culture clashes are REAL. Here are 10 things every Latino who grew up with a gringo parent will totally understand:

1. When your mom says, “Let’s turn on some salsa music” and plays, like, Jennifer Lopez for the 100th time.


I mean, praise J.Lo as the queen that she is, but gringos everywhere act as if she’s the only Latino recording artist. Also, her music is definitely not salsa.

2. When dad is like, “We’re going to eat authentic Mexican cuisine tonight,” and you pull up to Chipotle.

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Get thee to a taqueria ASAP.

3. When your dad says your “Latino” side is coming out too much.

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Ummmm, what does that mean exactly?!

4. When mom cusses in Spanish and dad tries to get you to translate.

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This whole problem could’ve been avoided if dad just LEARNED SPANISH.

5. When your racist uncle on Gringo Parent’s side makes a comment about Latinos at Thanksgiving.

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Must tune out…must tune out…

6. When your non-Latino parent makes fun of your dancing skills.

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“Looks like you didn’t inherit THOSE skills from your dad.” LEAVE ME ALONE. NOT ALL LATINOS CAN DANCE.

7. When your mom wants to cook a Puerto Rican dish and doesn’t have one Goya product in the cabinet.

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There are just no words.

8. When Gringo Parent starts to think they’re Latino, simply by association.

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Absolutely not.

9. When they try to make you say which you like being more: Italian or Venezuelan.

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Words cannot express how infuriating it is. AS IF I COULD CHOOSE?! I’m FULLY BOTH.

READ: When You’re A Grown-Ass Adult But Still Need Your Parents

Did you grow up with parents from two (or more) different cultures? Tell us about your experience below!

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