Things That Matter

Something Washed Up On the Shore in Paraguay and People are Screaming “Chupacabra”

GuruQA.com / YouTube

When’s the last time you heard of anything interesting happening in Paraguay? Well, that changes today my friends! The carcass of an unidentified animal washed up on the shore in Itapua, Paraguay and the locals are almost positive it is the lifeless body of none other than the… CHUPACABRA.

It all started Oct. 21 when this thing showed up on the shore.

Officials think that the creature is just a common monkey that has been dead long enough to start decomposing. The creature has been decomposing for so long that it’s tough to verify *exactly* what it is. But the small hands and feet lead officials to think it is a monkey or a karajá.

Like, why are people even touching it…

1oJJBXr
Credit: Fantastic Four / Twentieth Century Fox / nerdpulse / Reddit

“That’s caca. No lo toques.” – Every mom ever.

READ: 11 Latin American Legends Our Parents Used to Scare the Sh*t Out of Us

But Paraguyans insist that the creature is, in fact, the deadly and legendary chupacabra.

And if they are right, that means the chupacabra has now made it’s way from Puerto Rico to Mexico and now to Paraguay.

Maybe it is, but it’s probably not.

tumblr_nr48zoYISY1rnfodmo1_500
Credit: Keeping Up With The Kardashians / E! / babe-lifestyle / Tumblr

Seriously. Take a look at this thing.

It. Has. Fingernails.

READ: There’s a 20-Foot Shark Chillin’ in Mexico and People are Losing Their S***

Whatever it is, let it rest in peace.

tumblr_inline_mty5ikHRfe1rm8lfo
Credit: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / 20th Century Fox / mavieserasibelle / Tumblr

Right behind you, girl.

Check out the news footage below:

Credit: dparaguay.com / YouTube

Do you think this is the legendary chupacabra or just an unlucky monkey? Share the story with your friends to make sure you have a well-informed opinion.

Indigenous Community In Paraguay Makes History By Choosing Widow As Leader Of The Maka People

Fierce

Indigenous Community In Paraguay Makes History By Choosing Widow As Leader Of The Maka People

@dw_espanol / Twitter

Indigenous women are leading the way in more ways than one. From making history as an Oscar-nominated actress or crossing the marathon line in full indigenous clothing, there’s truly nothing they can’t do and they deserve every ounce of respect. A small community of indigenous people is showing that respectfulness to a woman and making history by doing so.

The Maka people that live in a small village in Paraguay have chosen a woman to be their representative.

Twitter/@dw_espanol

When their leader Andrés Chemei died early this year, their tradition is to pass the throne onto their son. However, Chemei didn’t have a son and so the people chose his widow, the Associated Press reports.

Sixty-eight-year-old Tsiweyenki (also known as Gloria Elizeche) has gladly accepted her new leadership role.

Twitter/@dw_espanol

Tsiweyenki is not the first indigenous leader but she’s definitely one of two. The most recent indigenous leader was, according to the AP, Margarita Mywangi, who served the Ache community between 1992 to 2014.

According to anthropologist, indigenous people have a general respect for women so this change in command is very much accepted.

While women weren’t allowed to vote in Paraguay since 1961, Marilin Rehnfeld, director of the Department of Anthropology at the Catholic University of Asuncion, told the AP that indigenous people respect women because of their tactful ways.

“Generally speaking, all indigenous people have a great deal of respect for women because they are decision-makers,” Rehnfeld said. “They organize the community, educate the children and deal with all important matters. The title of chief was invented by our society, not the tribes.”

READ: This School Is Fighting Back Against Prejudice And Using Its Uniforms To Empower Indigenous Students

How Latino Parents Always Got Spooked Out During Halloween Because Of ‘Primer Impacto’

no pos wow

How Latino Parents Always Got Spooked Out During Halloween Because Of ‘Primer Impacto’

@estemanmusic / Twitter

“Primer Impacto” is a staple TV program for most Latino families. Your parents were constantly scared by what loco things were happening in the world, but even more so around Halloween time. What if the Chupacabra wanted to suck your blood because you were out trick-or-treating?! Uh, sure Mom. Here are some ways your parents probably tried to get you to stay in on Halloween night when you were a kid. You can thank “Primer Impacto” for that.

Halloween has been and will always be the holiday of the devil.

Now, our parents aren’t against all holidays. On the contrary, love going all-out to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. They just aren’t too excited about celebrating a holiday they feel is associated with evil. No padre, Halloween is more about the candy and costumes, depending on your age.

They always had so many suggestions about what you wore for the big night out.

Like, a nun is cool and all. We definitely respect them. However, you could never be a genie or a cheerleader for Halloween. It was too risque of an outfit. Mom prefer you dressing up for something more along the lines of a nun.

La Llorona was going to come out and get you.

Of course we all knew that La Llorona was used to keep us in check, somehow we really believed it around Halloween. Maybe it was because our parents were always so sure that she was spotted around that time of year. Literally, any missing child reported on “Primer Impacto” was taken by La Llorona.

El Chupacabra would be lurking in the bushes.

El Chupacabra basically kept “Primer Impacto” in business with its constant story features. That’s just a fact, okay? That show was likely the reason that our parents and abuela were convinced that it was going to come out to get us on All Hallow’s Eve.

You have to go in a group with your primos and hermanos for safety.

Going from house to house with your friends? Fingers crossed your parents were chill and let you do that. However, if they watched María Celeste Arrarás and Myrka Dellanos report on the OMG moments of that day then that was not the case. Instead of friends, you had to round up a group of your primos, tíos and siblings to come be your candy squad.

Your parents thought they were part of the TSA when reviewing your candy bag.

Speaking of candy, good luck trying to eat even 80 percent of your candy stash. Our parents always worried that the candy would be laced with drugs or had a needle in it. You always had to wait a good half hour for them to examine your candy bag before you could even have your first bite of that Kit Kat bar.

You are going to have cavities after eating all that candy.

Alright, so your parents give you back your stash of candy but hold on for un segundo. Better pick your favorite treats because madre and padre believed eating all that candy would instantly give you 24 cavities by the next day. That means they would take the rest and hide in a way of rationing it out.

READ: 11 Ways ‘Primer Impacto’ Ruined Our Childhood

What tales did your parents tell you about going out on Halloween? Tell us in the comments and share this article with your friends and family!

Paid Promoted Stories