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

High for the Gold

Cuba pole vault
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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

Donald Trump protestor in Laredo, Texas
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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

Sepp Blatter money
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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

Demi Lovato Cool for the Summer
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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

Salma Hayek Dreadlocks

Dominicanos Are Dumb? No.

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Cruz Not Quite in Control

Ted Cruz Code Pink
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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

Panama Concacaf
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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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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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Latinos For Trump Posted A Collage Of Flag For Hispanic Heritage Month And Got Some Wrong

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Latinos For Trump Posted A Collage Of Flag For Hispanic Heritage Month And Got Some Wrong

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Latinos for Trump has long been a confusing organization in the Latino community. President Donald Trump has built his administration and brand to be squarely against people of color. Now, the Latinos for Trump group caused a stir when they posted a collage of flags that are not quite right.

Latinos for Trump really thought they had something when they posted their Hispanic Heritage Month collage.

The first, and most obvious mistake, is that the Mexican flag is backwards. The flag is supposed to be green, white, and red in that order. As we can all see, the collage has a Mexican flag that is red, white, and green. The eagle is even facing the wrong way so someone literally flipped the flag the wrong way.

Of course, some people tried to make sense of the bizarre Mexican flag snafu.

Last year, the Trump administration announced that it was cutting aid to three countries in Central America. The countries were El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Fox & Friends picked up the story but told their audience that Trump was cutting aid to “3 Mexican countries.” Perhaps this Twitter user is right and the Latinos for Trump are trying to suggest the existence of other Mexicos.

Someone else pointed out the issues with the Guatemalan flag in the top right corner.

People are very defensive about their cultural heritage and national origin. Messing up someone’s flag is a very serious issue for people. Just ask a Cuban or Puerto Rican about people confusing their flags. It is never a good thing.

Some people fixed the image for them so the organization can see what it should have looked like.

Good, clean lines with all of the flags facing the right way. The creator even changed the message in the middle for the Latino community. It is clear that social media is still willing to show up and teach a couple of lessons here and there.

Others had a more direct message for Latinos for Trump.

We all know that social media is where things go to be manipulated and made fun of. It is very important that if you make something for social media that you take good care to make sure that you check all of the right boxes and execute your work right the first time.

READ: In A Seriously Awkward Announcement, Vice President Pence Went To Florida To Launch A ‘Latinos For Trump’ Coalition

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