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This Coffee Shop Used A Quote About Mexicans And The Mexican Embassy Got Involved

A café in Montevideo, Uruguay called Coffee Shop is taking some heat over an outdoor sign which was displayed in front of its door. The sign, which listed several items that were for sale, also featured the phrase “No dogs or Mexicans allowed!” The sign, captured in a photo by Twitter user @RodriguoArim1, has caused an uproar on social media. Some come to the restaurant’s defense and others are just plain offended. The restaurant owner claims it’s just a misunderstanding over a pop culture reference — but that hasn’t stopped the outrage.

A restaurant in Uruguay is facing some serious backlash for a street sign that read “No dogs or Mexicans allowed!”


“Unacceptable: coffee sign reads ‘No dogs or Mexicans allowed.’ This isn’t the USA, this is Pocitos,” @RodrigoArim1 wrote on Twitter referencing the neighborhood in Montevideo, Uruguay where you can find the restaurant. “American owner. Pure discrimination.”

Some people quickly replied to the tweet, explaining it was most likely a joke since the restaurant sells Mexican food.


“It’s in bad taste but it seems to only be a joke since they sell Mexican food,” @Videofanramon wrote on the Twitter thread.

And some even supported the business and their sense of humor.


“With how much I love Tarantino and the Mexican food, I am going there tomorrow,” @waltnest wrote. “It’s a bad joke but just a joke after all!”

Coffee Shop did make an official statement on their Facebook page calling the outrage nothing more than a “misunderstanding.”

No hay que ser odioso.

El furor que se generó en estos días por el contenido del cartel que tenemos en nuestra vereda,…

Posted by Coffee Shop on Saturday, April 8, 2017

“The furror (sic) over Coffee Shop’s last street sign tag is a big misunderstanding. No one at Coffee Shop has ever discriminated against a single person, ever,” reads the Coffee Post statement. They continued saying, “There has (sic) been many quotes worth knowing and occasionally we’re funny. In this particlar (sic) case, the phrase is taken from Quentin Taratino’s (sic) “The Hateful Eight” set in the mid 19th century. A highly entertaining fiction that is consistent with his other work. I reccomend (sic) that you put it on your list. It may have accidentaly (sic) insulted, but I´d never say a thing like that in earnest.”

Of course, telling people to calm down always goes over well and people decided to share their own humor with Coffee Shop.

Coffee Shop / Facebook
CREDIT: Coffee Shop / Facebook

“What great humor jajajaja. Chinga tu madre, look what great humor Mexicans have as well,” one Facebook commenter said.

But those who frequent Coffee Shop stood by the establishment.

Coffee Shop / Facebook
CREDIT: Coffee Shop / Facebook

The sign has gone so viral and offended Mexican nationals in Uruguay to the point that the Mexican Embassy in Uruguay issued the following statement.

En relación al cartel desplegado por el café Coffee Shop, remito a continuación el texto de la nota diplomática enviado…

Posted by Embajada de México en Uruguay on Monday, April 10, 2017

“The Embassy strictly disapproves and rejects the exhibition of a sign on the street that has offended and discriminated against Mexican nationals. In this sentiment, we appeal to the respect and solidarity that has always existed between Mexico and Uruguay and ask the honorable ministry to be the conduit to find out which branch of the Uruguayan government can respond legally to make this mentioned business stop promoting, immediately and definitively, the denigrating attitudes which are contrary to the values and principles of the Uruguayan society.”


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One Town’s Residents Made A Citizen’s Arrest Of Their Mayor For Alleged Corruption And Shoddy Construction

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One Town’s Residents Made A Citizen’s Arrest Of Their Mayor For Alleged Corruption And Shoddy Construction

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Residents of a village in Chiapas, Mexico have become so fed up with their mayor that they decided to do something about it. Eschewing long, bureaucratic legal processes to hold him accountable, residents of a southern Chiapas town decided to hold their mayor accountable for what they said was a public works project so poorly done that it was useless.

A mayor in Chiapas was tied to a tree by his own residents for a job done badly.

Residents from eleven neighborhoods of the Chiapas town Comalapa held their mayor accountable for his inaction on a public works project. According to reports, the residents arrested Mayor Óscar Ramírez Aguilar to a tree in a public area to expose him to the rest of the town. They told the newspaper Diario de Chiapas, that they wanted to expose him for the “bad public servant” that he is and that he shouldn’t be reelected.

The townspeople say the municipal water storage cistern — whose installation they say was a campaign promise — is in such poor condition that it does not comply with water safety requirements. It currently has no water, they said, due to leaks, and the residents accuse the government of merely patching the tank — badly — to stop them.

In a video on social media, residents showed how the concrete patch job is already chipping away and easily crumbles.

“He promised us that this would be a public works project worthy of Comalapa residents, but [this tank is] a farce; the water system doesn’t work well. It’s an old problem that he should have attended to properly and should have been a priority during his administration because he came to see us in our homes with this promise, and now he doesn’t want to live up to it,” a resident told the newspaper.

But the mayor is denying what happened in a social media post.

The mayor though has a totally different version of events. After he was released, Ramírez posted a video on his official social media account to counter the residents’ version of the story.

“They did not tie me up,” he claimed. “The meeting was with 11 representatives of Comalapa neighborhoods in order to agree upon details regarding a major public project, the introduction of potable water.”

However, photographs clearly showed the mayor standing before a tree with his hands behind his back.

Three years ago, another local official suffered a similar fate after allegedly failing to deliver promised funds. He was bound to a post in the the central plaza of Comalapa.

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Chicago’s Mi Tocaya Is Offering Up Free Mexican Homemeals For Undocumented Community

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Chicago’s Mi Tocaya Is Offering Up Free Mexican Homemeals For Undocumented Community

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Undocumented communities are being left out of Covid relief plans. Chef Diana Dávila of Mi Tocaya in Chicago is working to help undocumented restaurant worker in the time of Covid. Abuse of undocumented workers is rampant in certain industries and Chef Dávila hopes to offer some kind of help.

Mi Tocaya is a Mexican restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square that wants to help the community.

Covid-19 has devastated the hospitality industry with restaurants being hit exceptionally hard. Restaurants have been forced to close their doors for good as the virus dragged on with no decent relief plan from the federal government. As several countries financially support citizens to avoid economic disaster, the U.S. government has given citizens $1,800 total to cover 10 months of isolating and business closures.

Namely, Mi Tocaya is working to help the undocumented community.

Mi Tocaya, a family-run restaurant, is teaming up with Chicago’s Top Chefs and local non-profits Dishroulette Kitchen and Logan Square Neighborhood Association. The goal is to highlight the issues facing the undocumented community during the pandemic.

The initiative called Todos Ponen, is all about uplifting members of our community in a time of severe need. The restaurant is creating healthy Mexican family meals for those in need.

”We asked ourselves; How can we keep our doors open, provide a true service to the community, maintain and create jobs, and keep the supply chain intact by supporting local farmers and vendors. This is the answer,” Chef Dávila said in a statement. “I confidently believe The TODOS PONEN Logan Square Project addresses all of the above and can very well be easily implemented in any community. Our goal is to bring awareness to the lack of resources available to the undocumented workforce- the backbone of our industry.”

The initiative starts in February.

Mi Tocaya is offering 1000 free meals for local farmers and undocumented restaurant workers. The meals are available for pickup Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2800 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647. to make this happen, Mi Tocaya also needs your help.

The restaurant has teamed up with two nonprofits to make sure that they can scale their operation to fulfill their commitment. They are also asking for donations to make sure they can do what they can to help undocumented restaurant workers.

According to Eater LA, 8 million restaurant workers have been laid off since the pandemic started. Some restaurants have had to lay off up to 91 percent of their staff because of Covid, about 10 percent of those are undocumented. In the cities, that number is as high as 40 percent of the laid-off restaurant staff are undocumented.

“People don’t want to talk about the undocumented workforce, but they’re part of our daily routine in most restaurants,” Jackson Flores, who manages the operations of Mi Tocaya, said in a statement. “They are in the toughest position in the whole economy because they’re an invisible part of it. Restaurant worker advocacy groups have added the creation of relief funds to their agendas, but there have yet to be long-term changes in protections for undocumented workers. Without access to unemployment benefits and other government resources, this group is especially vulnerable.”

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