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Monica Puig Won Puerto Rico’s First Olympic Gold Medal And People Went Nuts

Monica “Pica” Puig made history for Puerto Rico. The 22-year-old tennis pro became the first Puerto Rican, male or female, to ever win an Olympic gold medal for the Caribbean country. Talk about a time to be alive. People from Puerto Rico couldn’t contain their excitement as they took to social media to congratulate the boricua on her historic and well-deserved victory.


Puig upset Germany’s Angelique Kerber — ranked #2 after Serena Williams — to make history at the Olympic Games.


After the final point, it looked like Puig didn’t believe she won.

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CREDIT: Credit: Fox Sports

But when she took the podium, reality set in and Puig’s emotions poured out.

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CREDIT: Credit: Telemundo / _Niko13 / Twitter

Just look at that PR flag above the rest. Wepa!

“I’m speechless,” Puig, affectionately known as Pica, told NPR. “I wanted it so bad. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this would happen.”


Despite having made Puerto Rican history, the tennis player remained humble.

Which is fine because puertorriqueños everywhere are totally bragging enough for her.


While Puig celebrated with her puppy Rio…

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CREDIT: Credit: Monica Puig / Snapchat

Who was named after the Olympics ❤️.


People. were. HYPED!


The Puerto Rican volleyball team went nuts when they watched their girl Pica win that first gold medal.


There are so many emotions running through Puerto Ricans right now.

“This is a great day for all the Puerto Ricans that live in Puerto Rico and around the world,” Sara Rosario Velez, the president of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee told NPR.


And they’re all about celebrating this historic victory.

“I didn’t lose,” Angelique Kerber told ESPN. “She beat me. She played close to perfection, made very few mistakes. She was everywhere. It was impressive.”


She even became a damn Pokémon.

And, tbh, CP 2016 is pretty nice.


Way to go, Pica! You’ve made PR so proud!

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Vanessa Bryant Suing Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Over Leaked Photos Of Kobe And Gianna

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Vanessa Bryant Suing Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Over Leaked Photos Of Kobe And Gianna

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Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department alleging violation of privacy. The lawsuit stems from behavior by the officers at the scene of her husband and daughter’s death.

Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

On Jan. 26, a helicopter carrying Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Payton and Sarah Chester, Alyssa, Keri, and John Altobelli, Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan crashed in the Calabasas hills. The sudden death devastated those who knew Kobe and the city of Los Angeles that mourned his death for months after.

Vanessa was shocked to hear that the sheriff deputies took photos of her husband’s and daughter’s bodies at the crash site.

“This lawsuit is about accountability and about preventing this disgraceful behavior from happening to other families in the future who have suffered loss,” Vanessa’s attorney, Luis Li, said in a statement. “The department formally refused Mrs. Bryant’s requests for information, saying it was ‘unable to assist’ with any inquiry and had no legal obligation to do so. It’s now for a court to tell the department what its obligations are.”

Bryant is suing the department claiming damages for emotional distress, negligence, and invasion of privacy.

Kobe fans are upset with the LACSD and the allegations that the deputies took these photos.

According to TMZ, Sheriff Alex Villanueva knew about the photos taken by eight deputies and shared within the department. They were also shared in the Lost Hills Sheriff’s substation. Sheriff Villanueva told the deputies to delete the photos from their phones and felt confident they did so.

A trainee allegedly shared the photos with a woman in a bar.

A witness to the event said that a trainee took out his phone and showed a woman the photos to impress her. The bartender overheard the conversation and filed an online complaint about the trainee and their behavior with the photos. The trainee showed the woman the photos a few days after the crash leading many to believe that the sheriff’s department was fully aware of the photos.

Kobe fans are standing behind Vanessa as she follows through with her lawsuit.

Reports state that the sheriff’s department told deputies to delete the images to avoid disciplinary action. The coverup is sparking outrage by Kobe fans who are angered that the department did not do enough to protect the dignity and privacy of all of the victims of the crash.

Mitú will update this story as it continues to develop.

READ: Vanessa Bryant Forced To Respond To ‘Beyond Hurtful’ Comments Made By Her Own Mom On ‘El Gordo y La Flaca’

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Viva Mexico Is Trending On Twitter Proving That Mexico Is More Than Just A Country

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Viva Mexico Is Trending On Twitter Proving That Mexico Is More Than Just A Country

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It is Mexico’s Independence Day and that means that Mexicans around the world are honoring their roots. Twitter is buzzing with people who might not be in Mexico but they will forever have Mexico in their hearts. Here are just a few of the loving messages from people who are Mexican through and through.

Viva Mexico is trending on social media and the tweets are filled with love and passion for the country.

Mexico received its independence from Spain on September 16, 1810 and since then the day has been marked with celebration. The day is marked with parties of pride and culture no matter where you are in the world.

Mexicans everywhere are letting their Mexican flag fly.

Tbh, who doesn’t want to be Mexican to enjoy the day of puro pinche pride? The celebration for Mexican Independence Day starts on Sept. 15 with El Grito. The tradition is that the president of Mexico stands on the balcony on Sept. 15 at 11 p.m. and rings the same church bell that Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang in 1810 to trigger the Mexican Revolution.

People are loving all of the celebrations for their homeland.

The original El Grito took place in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato in 1810. While most El Grito celebrations take place at the National Palace, some presidents, especially on their last year, celebrate El Grito in the town where it originated.

Honestly, no one celebrates their independence day like Mexico and we love them for it.

¡Viva Mexico! Mexico lindo y querido. How are you celebrating the Mexican Independence Day this year? Show us what you have planned.

READ: Many Mexicans Are Calling Out Fragile Masculinity As Some Continue To Protest A Controversial Zapata Painting

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