In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.
A Mexican drug ring pretended to be UberEats to sell pot, giving everyone the UberMunchies.
UberEats is usually what people resort to when they’re too high to go out and get their own food. Nothing says convenience like having fast food delivered to your front step. Unfortunately for UberEats, a drug ring saw an opportunity and began using the very recognizable Uber delivery bags to store pot. Authorities weren’t having it, however, and what could have been a quick payday for the drug ring ended up being a 660-pound marijuana drug bust.
MORE: FOX NEWS – Mexican drug ring disguised as UberEats distributed pot, police say
Cuba holds the secret to a long life?
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) June 1, 2017
More than 2,000 of Cuba’s 11 million residents are currently over the age of 100, a recent study from the country’s Ministry of Public Health shows. Not only are there thousands of hundred-year-olds, the majority of them are living productive lives thanks to many factors, including the country’s health care system. Equally impressive, experts point out, more than 87 percent of Cuba’s residents are expected to live past the age of 60.
MORE: TeleSur – Cuba Is Home to Some 2,000 People over 100
Vampire bats send Brazilian city into panic mode.
Blood-sucking bats are bringing terror to the historic city of Salvador in northeastern Brazil, after one man… https://t.co/S63vsJjxus
— The Machine (@WelcomeMachine1) May 30, 2017
There’s nightmare fuel and then there’s this. Real-life vampire bats are creating a panic among citizens of Salvador, a city located on the eastern coast Brazil. As many as 40 people have been treated for rabies after waking up in blood-soaked sheets. In March, a 46-year-old resident died from rabies he contracted after accidentally stepping on a bat. Officials have warned residents of Salvador to close their windows at night.
MORE: Telegraph – Vampire bats terrorise Brazilian city as one man dies of rabies
They used to work in the fields, now these Mexican-American families are running their own wineries.
Gabriela Gordon / istolethetv / Flickr
Some joined the workforce as migrant workers and struggled through years of harsh working conditions in vineyards. Others worked their way through school, learning the craft through education and hands-on experience. Either way, these five Mexican-American families used their ingenuity and a little bit of luck to earn their rightful spot in the world respected winemakers. They are now being honored by the Smithsonian for their contributions, and the Washington Post has their stories.
MORE: The Washington Post – Mexican migrant workers came to California to pick grapes. Now they own wineries.
Chalino’s legacy lives on well after his murder.
— Support Local Music (@SuppLocalMusic) June 2, 2017
If you’ve never had the chance to get familiar with Chalino Sanchez, you’ve been missing out. Luckily, the OC Weekly just gave a thoroughly exhaustive overview of the man, the myth, the legend: Chalino. From the time he got into a gunfight on stage, to the legendary middle finger he gave to Mexico’s recording industry, it’s a story worth diving into.
MORE: OC Weekly – Twenty-Five Years After His Murder, Chalino Sánchez Remains As Influential As Ever