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Texas Congressman Just Compared Vicente Fernández’s Corrido To Russia’s Hacks

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This past September, Vicente Fernández and the Latino Victory Project teamed up to sing the praises of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Fernández’s corrido, titled “El Corrido de Hillary Clinton,” was meant to inspire voters with lyrics like, “your voice is your vote,” and “juntos se puede.” While the song was obviously biased towards Hillary Clinton, people who heard the lyrics could make up their mind whether or not they agreed with the message.

Now a Texas Congressman is calling Fernandez’s corrido a “foreign influence,” saying it’s as bad as Russian hacking.

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In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Congressman Mike Conway of the U.S. House of Representatives compared the influence of Vicente Fernández and other “soap opera stars, singers and entertainers,” saying, “Those are foreign actors, foreign people, influencing the vote in Nevada. You don’t hear the Democrats screaming and saying one word about that.” When asked if these actions of these “foreign actors” were as bad as the Russian hacking, Rep. Conway replied: “Sure it is, it’s foreign influence. If we’re worried about foreign influence, let’s have the whole story.”

Are the Russian hacking and the Vicente’s Fernández’s corrido the same?

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When Fernández sang about how he favored Hillary Clinton, the listener knew he was biased, and they were able to make up their mind based about how they felt about his opinions. The hacking took a different route, preying on our ability to understand or trust information, leading us to vote more on emotion than on fact. The hacking was also confirmed by 17 intelligence agencies to have been orchestrated by the Russian government. Are Fernández and soap stars government agents? If they are, then maybe Rep. Conway has a point, but the only orchestration that Fernández seems to know about is the one that plays behind him when he’s breaking hearts.


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Miguel Opens Up About Being Biracial And Gushes About His Mexican Abuelita's Amazing Food – Which Is Way More Than Just Tacos

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Miguel Opens Up About Being Biracial And Gushes About His Mexican Abuelita’s Amazing Food – Which Is Way More Than Just Tacos

“Being Black Is A Different Thing”

Fresh off the set of “Live By Night” Miguel stopped by the Telemundo studios to talk about his role in the movie directed by Ben Affleck. In the film he plays Estéban Suárez, a rum trader from Cuba who owns a rum business with his sister Graciela. His sister is played by none other than Zoe Saldana who could probably pass as his sister in real life. Although the host interviewed Miguel in Spanish, Miguel tried his best to keep up. Hearing his family speak Spanish at home helps him understand the language, he said, and he’s working toward improving so he can Speak it better.

And while he’s working on perfecting his Spanish in real life, he actually had to work on thickening his accent in English for the movie to fit the profile of the Cuban character. For inspiration, Miguel revealed that he studied Desi Arnaz’s accent. (Those old enough remember him as Ricky Ricardo from “I Love Lucy.”)

Movie aside, Miguel talked about growing up bi-racial and gushed about having the best food growing up thanks to his Nana (abuelita). And he made it clear she makes way more than just tacos. But not everything was easy for him. As he says he experienced first hand, “being black is a different thing” in the United States.

The conversation got a little lighter as they continued walking through the hallways. The host asked Miguel if he grew up watching telenovelas to which he responded very excited by singing the theme song to “Luz Clarita.” Wildly random, but we take that as a yes.


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