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The Week in Photos: Wait, Salma Hayek Once Had Dreadlocks?

High for the Gold

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Yarisley Silva of Cuba celebrates after completing the vault that won her a gold medal for Pole Vaulting at the 2015 Pan Am Games. In 2012, Silva was the first Latina to win an Olympic medal (silver) in pole vaulting.

Toma, Trump

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During a trip to the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump reiterated that he will not apologize for his comments about immigrants. Several supporters tweeted at Trump to “be careful” at the border, but Trump had nothing to be afraid of aside from a throng of protestors at the Laredo, Texas airport.

 Agony in the UK

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Alessandro Pereira leaves flowers at a memorial site for his cousin, Jean Charles de Menezes. Ten years ago, de Menezes was killed by London police after he was mistakenly identified as one of the fugitives involved in the 2005 London subway bombing. He was 27.

More Cash for Blatter

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter reacts after British comedian Simon Brodkin throws cash in his face during a FIFA press conference. Brodkin, who once interrupted a Kanye West performance at the Glastonbury festival, was arrested for trespassing.

Demi Heats Things Up But Stays Cool

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Demi Lovato poses in a sleek bodysuit and fishnet stocking in her latest video, “Cool for the Summer.”

#FBF: Dreadlocks and a Beard

Dominicanos Are Dumb? No.

Cruz Not Quite in Control

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks to members of the activist group Code Pink. Cruz, who was attending a rally organized by a group protesting President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, found himself in the middle of a counter-protest led by Code Pink.

Seeing Red

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Panama’s soccer team and coaches pose with a banner that reads “CONCACAF LADRONES, CORRUPTOS.” Panama was protesting their controversial 1-2 defeat to Mexico in the 2015 Gold Cup. After losing a player to a red card at the beginning of the match, Panama scored a goal and held on to a 1-0 lead until the final minutes of the match, when Mexico was awarded a questionable penalty. In extra time, Mexico was awarded another penalty and went on to win. Panama coach Hernan “El Bolillo” Gomez said he considered retiring after watching what he described as a “robbery.”

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

Welcome to Spotlight, where we do a deep dive in the careers of artists, producers, songwriters and more people making an impact in the Latin music industry.

Dimelo Flow, the Panamanian producer behind hits like “Relación Remix” and “Otro Trago“, talked to us about how he started off as a basketball prospect turned club DJ, and how his love for music led him to become a producer. Now he’s not only working with the biggest names in Reggaeton like Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, but has his sights on making global records and putting Panamá on the map.

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During our Spotlight interview, Dimelo also talked to us about his creative process, knowing exactly how to craft the perfect remix and where to locate each artist to create the perfect synergy on a track.

Dimelo also touched on reinventing his sound and collaborating with fellow Panamian artist Sech for his upcoming album ‘42.’

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The Avengers project cemented Dimelo Flow, Sech, Dalex, Justin Quiles, Feid and Lenny Tavarez as a force in reggaeton and took their careers to new heights. Dimelo said that they are already working on a follow-up to The Academy.

He talked to us about sliding into Tyga’s DM’s and now he wants to produce for mainstream artists, naming his dream collabs to work with Post Malone, Drake, and Travis Scott.

READ: Run Away From That Toxic Relationship with Dalex’s New Single “Feeling”

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In Cuba, Where Food Is Unreliable, Savvy Cooks Have Turned to Facebook to Share Recipes

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In Cuba, Where Food Is Unreliable, Savvy Cooks Have Turned to Facebook to Share Recipes

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COVID-19 hasn’t been easy for Cubans. Not only have Cubans been physically affected by the virus like the rest of the world, but the drop in the island’s gross domestic product has stymied local economic productivity. The island can no longer look to tourism to add to their GDP.

Because of this drop in GDP, food shortages on the island have become more severe than in recent memory. And Cuban cooks are feeling the effects.

Cubans must stand in line for hours at markets with no guarantees that the ingredients that they want will be available.

This way of living is especially hard for Cuban cooks, like 39-year-old Yuliet Colón. For Colón, cooking is both a creative expression and a stress reliever. “The kitchen is my happy place, where I am calmer and I feel better,” she recently revealed to the Associated Press.

Yuliet Colón is one of the creators of a Facebook page called Recetas del Corazón that has changed the cooking game for thousands of Cubans.

Now, thanks to Colón and other curious and generous Cuban cooks like her, Recipes from the Heart is now 12,000 members strong.

The goal of the page is to help struggling Cuban cooks cope with food shortages. Members of the page share creative recipes, tips, and food substitutions. Launched in June of 2020, the page was an instant success. Its success proves that Cubans have been desperate to find ways to adapt their cooking to the post-COVID-era.

To AP News, Yuliet Colón laments about the lack of rice, beans, cheese, fruit, and, most of all, eggs. “What I like the most is making desserts, but now it’s hard to get eggs, milk or flour,” she revealed.

The brightside is, however, that Cuban cooks are finally able to share food-related tips and tricks with each other on a much larger scale than they were before the internet became more widespread in the country.

Now that many Cubans have access to communication apps like Facebook and WhatsApp, they can now connect with one another and make the most of what they have–however little that may be.

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