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Here Are Some Funny Ways Mexicans Have Upped Their Security Systems

So you don’t want to get robbed, but you’re too cheap to buy a security system. Well, here are some creative ways to make sure you keep those ratas out.

Plant nopales inside your walls.

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They might get over the wall, but they’ll regret it instantly.

Buy resorteras for all your kids.

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You’re probably gonna need new windows though.

Hire a velador to watch over your stuff.

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You can trust Don Gaspar… to fall asleep every night.

Get a “Beware of Dog” sign.

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Maybe it’ll boost her confidence. Maybe.

Make sure you have the biggest chismosa as your neighbor.

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She’ll stop any burglar in his tracks… and tell him all your secrets.

Hang saints and crucifixes all over your house.

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It might not stop them from robbing you, but at least they’ll feel really guilty about it.

If you don’t have barbwire, make your own.

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It works because they’ll immediately know how broke you are.

Put up a Donald Trump sign.

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Cause nobody fucks with the crazies.

Put a cut-out of Vicente Fernández on your front porch.

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It’ll bring all the burglars to their knees outside your house.

Blast “La Macarena” on repeat.

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Día de #FlashBack y lo hacemos con la memorable canción "La Macarena", tema compuesto por Los del Río, incluido en el album "A mí me gusta" de 1994 y supuso un éxito internacional en 1995, 1996 y 1997, y continúa teniendo un seguimiento de culto. Es considerada como una de las canciones más emblemáticas de la música de baile de 1990. La canción se ubica en el puesto número 7 en el Billboard Top 100, en el puesto número 1 Latin Songs de Billboard y además es la canción dance de Billboard y una de las seis canciones en idiomas extranjeros que ocupa la posición Nro. 1 desde que comenzó la Era Moderna del Rock de 1955. #Entretenimiento #history #music #song #LaMacarena #LosDelRio #Recuerdos #VitaminaG

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Trust me, it’s torture. I mean sure, it’s fun… for like a minute… when you’re 12… in the 90s.

Hire a Curandera to get rid of evil spirits.

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She’ll get rid of all the malas vibras… and your place will smell like sage.

Get a Chupacabra.

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Oh wait, never mind, this thing only scares goats… and isn’t real.

Add more frijoles to your diet.

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The nuclear option. This will keep EVERYONE out. Nice knowing’ ya!

READ: Moments You Know are Too Real If You Were Raised By Abuelita

Well, there you go, you’re all taken care of. What else would you do to keep your place safe? Let us know in the comments below!

Meet Manuel Mendoza, The Winner Of Netflix’s Cannabis Cooking Competition Show

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Meet Manuel Mendoza, The Winner Of Netflix’s Cannabis Cooking Competition Show

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Netflix and Kelis teamed up to create a cooking competition show all about cannabis cooking. “Cooked with Cannabis” is giving cannabis chefs a chance to shine with some friendly competition and the ever-popular cannabis.

Kelis is here with a new kind of cooking competition show officially changing the game.

“Cooked with Cannabis” is elevating the use of cannabis in the kitchen. It is no longer something used by stoners and only stoners. “Cooked with Cannabis” makes cannabis a sophisticated and respectable ingredient in the kitchen. The show offers some insights as to the differences between different strains of pot that many of us just never understood.

The show has six episodes in the first season and there is a new cast of chefs every episode.

The premise of the show is three chefs battling it out for three judges to show what they can do with the cannabis they are given. The recipes look like culinary works of art and seem equally as appetizing. The winner of the episode is given $10,000 as a prize and that’s pretty grand.

One of the winners this season is Manuel Mendoza, a cannabis chef from Chicago.

Mendoza works for Herbal Notes, a Chicago-based cannabis collaborative project. According to the website, Herbal Notes hopes to destigmatize the practice of using cannabis in cooking by highlighting the medicinal properties of the natural ingredient. Herbal Notes is also trying to empower communities long vilified for their use of cannabis.

Mendoza won using the cannabis to create some deliciously relevant foods.

Mendoza won by giving the judges some pot leaf-shaped chilaquiles and marijuana-infused pupusas. The use of Mexican and Salvadoran foods not only highlights our community but also his own upbringing in Chicago as a Salvadoran kid. Mendoza is proud to say that he was raised by Pilsen, the famed Latino community in Chicago.

Congratulations, Mendoza. It is a victory well deserved.

Mendoza’s start in cannabis cooking came when he had a eureka moment with iced chocolate milk. The chef was fresh out of culinary school and was eager to try new things, including cannabis cooking. The cannabis cooking trend was just kicking off and he just wanted to play around. When he created that iced chocolate milk, Mendoza knew that he was on to something and the rest is his culinary career.

READ: Mexico’s Progressive Bill Legalizing Cannabis Stalled Again Because Of Pandemic

Google Launches Faces Of Frida So You Can Pass The Time Learning About The Artist’s Life

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Google Launches Faces Of Frida So You Can Pass The Time Learning About The Artist’s Life

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Few artists have reached the level of fame as Frida Kahlo. The Mexican painter is more than an artist. Kahlo is a point of cultural pride that transcends nationality within the Latino community and unites Latino art lovers in their le of Latin American art. Now, Google, in the time of self-isolation, is giving everyone a chance to learn about the iconic painter.

Google wants to give everyone a chance to learn about Frida Kahlo with its online “Faces of Frida” exhibit.

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Anyone who visits the “Face of Frida” exhibit can browse through the artist’s incredible paintings. Kahlo is one of the most influential artists the world has ever known. Her fame and people’s admiration continue to this day with tributes still appearing around the world for the Mexican artist.

Viewers can decide which museum’s Frida Kahlo collection they want to explore.

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The exhibit is made possible by 32 museums from around the world collaborating to show Frida Kahlo’s impressive and iconic works of art. Museums across four continents shared Kahlo piece from their exhibits with Google to create an exhibit showing more than 800 paintings. Some of the museums include Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the United States, Nagoya City Art Museum in Japan, Fundación MAPFRE in Spain, and Buenos Aires Graffiti in Argentina.

The interactive exhibit is perfect for all Frida Kahlo and art lovers alike. While 3.4 billion people in the world are on lockdown orders, the incredible virtual exhibit of Kahlo’s work gives people a chance to see works of art they haven’t been able to visit yet.

The exhibit is easy to navigate and some of Kahlo’s works have been collected into their own themed galleries.

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Kahlo is most famous for using her own life as the inspiration for her works of art. The artist often played with the themes of pain and death due to her own near-death experiences. Her tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera influenced Kahlo’s work depending on where they were in their relationship. The couple was notorious for taking extra-marital lovers throughout their marriage.

“Faces of Frida” also offers art fans a chance to learn about Kahlo through editorial features.

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Kahlo was one of the most revolutionary women in the world. She moved through space unimpeded by society’s views on her gender and place in society. She was politically engaged and held onto a list of values that many still argue over today. Namely, there have been discussions and think pieces about the sudden commercialized usage of Kahlo’s image and what she might have to say about it. As someone who was opposed to capitalism, it seems safe to say she might not have appreciated herself being used for capitalistic gains.

You can visit “Faces of Frida” by clicking here.

READ: This LA Play Explores The Mystery Surrounding Frida Kahlo’s Death, Her Love Affairs, And Her Passion For Art