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Trump, If You Throw Punches, Latinos Fight Back

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When Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists”…

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Latinos were like…

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BTW, Mr. Trump, she’s not a criminal. She only plays one on TV.

Despite the backlash, Trump stuck to his guns.

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Now, Univision has canceled its telecast of the 2015 Miss USA Pageant.

The Latino media company has also ended its relationship with the Miss Universe organization, which is co-owned by Trump.

READ: Chicana Trumps the Trump With Open Letter

Colombian singer J. Balvin, who was scheduled to perform, dropped out of the event.

Balvin posted this message of Latino solidarity on his Instagram.

Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente also dropped out of the Spanish-language broadcast.

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Sanchez and de la Fuente were scheduled to host the Spanish-language broadcast.

Sanchez posted this heartfelt message on Twitter:

Como LATINA orgullosa de mis raices, cultura y todo lo q hemos contribuido a esta nacion, he decidido cancelar mi participacion como co host en el certamen Miss USA. No tolero las palabras tan irrespetuosas e hirientes que salieron de la boca del señor Trump. Parece mentira que en un discurso para anunciar su candidatura haya tenido ese lapso de inteligencia y decencia. Los mexicanos al igual que todo hermano latino si contribuye de manera positiva a esta gran nacion. Somos la fuerza que mantiene este pais a flote. Estaba muy entusiasmada y agradecida de la oportunidad de servir como co animadora de este gran evento en el cual muchas latinas han brillado, pero mas me entusiasma tener lealtad con mi gente. Ya basta del racismo y de personas "influyentes" de menospreciarnos.

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While de la Fuente released a Facebook video explaining his disgust with Trump’s remarks.

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Trump responded by saying Univision “cares more about Mexico.”

Then he claimed Univision reporter Jorge Ramos was “begging” to meet with him.

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Trump also plans on suing Univision for backing out of its contract. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Rosen: “The lawsuit is going to be for hundreds of millions of dollars.”

Oh, and he also told Univision that they can’t use his golf course.

Letter to @Univision- re: @TrumpDoral

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What’s wrong Mr. Trump?

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READ: Are These the Criminals Trump Warned You About?

So are all the people you offended. Including Becky G, who dedicated a new song to Trump:

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“This is for you @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted Becky G.

Ricky Martin:

Guillermo of Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

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George Lopez:

Maná:

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Anthony Bourdain:

Rob Schneider:

And Cher:

What was your reaction to Trump’s comments? Leave your comment below to let us know.

The Russian App FaceApp Is Terrifying Some But Some Of These Photos Of Latino Celebs Are Just Too Good To Miss

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The Russian App FaceApp Is Terrifying Some But Some Of These Photos Of Latino Celebs Are Just Too Good To Miss

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By now you’re probably fully aware of FaceApp and their whole “we own your photos and do whatever we want with them forever” terms of use, but that certainly doesn’t make the novelty of the aging-app any less fun. Plus, for those of us who’ve already used it, the damage is done — so, uh, YOLO we guess. In truth, FaceApp’s terms of use are very similar to most of the apps we frequently use on a daily basis like SnapChat or Instagram, so you’ve probably already given up a significant portion of your privacy anyway.

We’re all doomed and this won’t be the death stroke. Just relax and settle into looking old now, while you can, before the apocalypse precludes that.

And the icing on the cake are these 13 LAtino celebrities who either took the FaceApp challenge or we did it for them.

1. J Balvin

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Well this is just unfortunate. Sure the photo being in black and white probably doesn’t help much but OMG this is probably the worst of the FaceApp photos I’ve seen so far. Thankfully, he’s still an amazing musician and though his looks may fade he’ll always have that.

2. Maluma

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Ok…#swoon. Maluma baby is giving me full on zaddy vibes and I don’t care if he’s sixty years old I want this man now and forever.

3. Becky G

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Looking fierce as ever.

4. Luis Fonsi

Right…so here’s the thing. Luis is already a good looking guy. I mean look at that hunk of a man. Goergeous. Those arms. And if Luis Fonsi has those same arms at 50 or 60 then I’m totally on-board with old Luis.

5. Shakira

Shakira looks like a timeless beauty in this photo and we know that age will be good to her as she gets older.

6. Cardi B

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In a since-deleted Instagram post, Cardi B predicted this is how she’ll probably look at 80. I mean if that’s Cardi at 80…science must have found a fix for aging.

7. Daddy Yankee

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El Sugar Daddy 👨🏽‍🦳😂

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Maybe we need to start calling him Daddy Yankee the Sugar Daddy…?

8. Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez proves he’ll never be too old for those AC Slater vibes.

9. Camila Cabello

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I feel like Camila will definitely have a future in telenovelas as the villain.

10. Natti Natasha

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Natti is kind of giving me Demi Moore vibes and I’m totally her for it.

11. Don Omar

Ayyyñ Don Omar…pobrecito. Ageing does not look like it will be kind to you.

12. Ricky Martin

Again, absolute pure zaddy vibes. 100%. Ricky Martin is already a total DILF but this FaceApp takes it to the next level.

13. Demi Lovato

Ok…so Demi Lovato just doesn’t age at all? What gives? Fierce and as beautiful as ever.

Heartbroken Honduran Father Finally Reunites with 13-Year-Old Daughter After Suicide

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Heartbroken Honduran Father Finally Reunites with 13-Year-Old Daughter After Suicide

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It is with unrelenting sadness that we report the death of Heydi Gámez García, 13, who took her life after her father’s asylum request was denied for the third time. Heydi’s father, Manuel Gámez, sent her to the U.S. after his father was gunned down by MS-13 for refusing to pay a “war tax” to the gang. He didn’t expect that Heydi would be granted asylum, but that he would be deported.

Manuel certainly didn’t envision that his goodbye hug and kiss four years ago would be the last time he would hug and kiss his daughter while she was still alive.

The Gámaz family was broken by MS-13 and failed again by the U.S. immigration system.

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Heydi’s mother walked out on her and her dad when she was less than two months old. By the time Heydi was a year old, Manuel left for New York as an undocumented immigrant to make money to send back home. After his father was killed by MS-13, and his mother’s health started failing, he worried about who would care for Heydi and his younger sister, Zoila.

Manuel’s sister was granted asylum and cared for Heydi in his absence in New York.

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A year after his father’s death, he sent Heydi, Zoila and his brother to the U.S. Heydi and Zoila were granted asylum. Heydi learned English within a year and started teaching her father, via phone calls, how to correctly pronounce English words. They spoke every day, always asking when he’d come.

After two failed attempts to gain asylum, Heydi lost hope for being reunited and started cutting herself.

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He never wanted to make promises he couldn’t keep, like being there for her quinceañera. Heydi watched her classmates complain about their parents’ visiting their school and fell into a depression. In December, she was brought to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after cutting her wrist at school. She was seeing a therapist until two months before her suicide.

“Please forgive me for failing you,” Manuel wants to tell his daughter.

“I’m sorry I couldn’t be there… I never meant to leave you,” he says to her. Heydi was Manuel’s only child. Heydi’s aunt is coping with impossible guilt. She told CNN, “I was supposed to be protecting her. I would never send her to Honduras. But I never thought something bad would happen to her here.”

Manuel was released on a two week ‘humanitarian’ visit to release Heydi from life support.

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He finally got to hold her hand and comfort her as she left this life behind. “We love you,” he whispered to her. “Don’t leave us.”

The last thing Heydi told anyone was that she lost hope in being reunited with her father.

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She was crying as she told her aunt that she feels hopeless and that one day, she’ll become a lawyer to help her dad’s case. She then said she wanted to be alone and was found two hours later in a closet. She didn’t leave a note.

She was declared brain dead a week later at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens.

Dr. Charles Schleien told CNN that she was in a “neurologically devastated state” upon arrival with “no hope for recovery.” He went on to disclose that the Gámaz family “chose to turn tragedy into the gift of life. Heydi is an organ donor and her final act will be to save others.”

The mental health impacts of family separation at our borders can only be told one story at a time.

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It is the only empathic way to relate to the emotional scars of our community. Every story is important. Every life lost to policies that don’t incorporate the most visceral human desires, like growing up with your father by your side, is one life too many. 

What on earth are we doing?

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How can anyone go about business as usual? How do we humanize brown-skinned people to every voter and decision-maker? The only way we know how is to continually voice your concerns to your representatives and create space for these stories. Don’t look away. The grief of the Gámaz family is all of our grief. 

A Manuel, you did not fail your daughter. We all did. We are so sorry.

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