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9 Selena Covers That Prove She Will Always Be La Reina

There is a reason we all still love and sing Selena songs to this day. Everyone from Kat Von D to Jackie Cruz have covered Selena songs and each is just another reminder why we all love La Reina.

Kacey Musgraves gave Selena a fitting tribute during her concert at Rodeo Houston.

The Grammy winner was raised in Texas so her love for Selena is real and deep. She grew up listening to the Tejano singer and it shows in her ability to sing in Spanish for adoring fans.

Camila Cabello also gave Selena a great tribute at the same venue.

Obviously, a young Latina like Cabello is very familiar with Selena and her iconic music. It has been 24 years since Selena took the stage at the Houston AstroDome and the year has inspired artists to give her a special shoutout when in her state.

Jackie Cruz totally blew us away with her modern take on “Como La Flor.”

She had all of us screaming, “Como La Floooooorrrr” and opened our eyes to this talent we didn’t know she had.

Paulina Rubio made everyone emotional during her version of “Fotos Y Recuerdos” during Selena Vive.

Me still: ? ?

Thalía belting “Amor Prohibido” proved to all of us that Selena’s music is definitely here to stay.

TBH, it was probably the first song any of us could sing all the way through.

Even Selena Gomez, named after the Tejano pop star, had to cover “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” during an early concert.

Seriously, Selena permeates ALL of pop culture, from Selena Gomez to Beyoncé.

“Dreaming Of You” sounded so dreamy when Bruno Mars treated his audience to an unexpected tribute.

Just when you think you can’t love Bruno Mars any more, he goes and does that.

Even Suzette Quintanilla appreciated Adrienne Bailon’s “I Could Fall In Love” cover.

Yaaasssss!!

It makes total sense Kumbia Kings did a “Baila Esta Cumbia” cover and they did it so much justice.

Get it, boys! Selena would be proud.

Little Becky G even did a medley of four classic and instantly recognizable Selena songs.

She hit “Como La Flor,” “Baila Esta Cumbia,” ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” AND “Techno Cumbia” in ONE medley and her hand gestures were on point.

And, let’s not forget the woman who brought Selena to life on the big screen covering “No Me Queda Más” like only she can.

We see you J.Lo and we appreciate you.

READ: 11 Times We Couldn’t Handle Selena’s Cuteness In Her Interviews

A Police Chief In Mexico Hired Female Police Officers Based On How Attractive They Were

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A Police Chief In Mexico Hired Female Police Officers Based On How Attractive They Were

State of Aguascalientes

Welcome to Querétaro City, Mexico!

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Nestled away in the state of Querétaro, this Mexican tourist town is home to beautiful landmarks, like its aqueducts…

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And old, historic streets filled with shops, restaurants and hotels.

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But there is a dirty little secret that just got blown wide open.

You’ll also find a developing scandal surrounding the local police chief, who created a women-only police unit that he hired based on physical appearance.

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That’s right. Police chief Rolando Eugenio Hidalgo Eddy is accused of making young female police-force applicants to undergo “attractiveness tests.” Querétaro police have denied creating the new female-only unit. But this isn’t the first time the police chief has found himself in trouble, and for the same reason.

Rolando Eugenio Hidalgo Eddy was the law enforcement official behind a similar police unit in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Women wore high-heeled boots and leggings as part of the official uniform.

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The women-only police force in Aguascalientes was disbanded in 2013 after being deemed less effective on crime. Its sole purpose was for women to be in charge of policing tourists.

The practice of hiring “pretty” girls for a tourist police force is already in use in some parts of Mexico, including Acapulco.

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But the female police officers in Querétaro City were not having it. Two female officers filed complaints in response to the so-called attractiveness tests, which consisted of male officers critiquing female officers about their looks and weight while in uniform. According to The Guardian, one male officer told a female officer she was “pauchy” after being pregnant and losing her baby.

“For the first time in my job, I felt humiliated, sad and disappointed,” one female police officer said, according to documents obtained by an advocacy group called Coincidir Mujeres.

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“The women said, ‘I trained to be a police officer, not a showgirl,’” Maricruz Ocampo, of Coincidir Mujeres, told The Guardian.

Several people in Mexico, including security analyst Jorge Kawas of Monterrey, are speaking out against hiring female police officers based on appearance. Kawas told The Guardian that the hiring practices of Hidalgo Eddy are not only discriminatory, but that there isn’t evidence that it actually works.

You can read the full document below.

Les compartimos el testimonio de una mujer policía de Querétaro:
“Como ganado, pasamos por varios escrutinios, primero…

Posted by Coincidir Mujeres on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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(H/T: The Guardian)

READ: F* Your Machismo, These Women Take Back Womanhood

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