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No Pos Wow: Maduro Wants To Be Friends With Trump, Mariah Carey DGAF, And More

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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 updated on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.

Mexico’s fútbol federation and Atlas are standing behind Rafa Marquez.

Both the Mexican fúbol federation and the Atlas fúbol club have both issued statements supporting Marquez after being sanctioned by the United States government in connection with drug trafficking.

“We recognize and admire Rafael Marquez’s career,” reads a statement by the federation. “He just completed 20 years as an iconic figure of the Mexican national team and he has represented us in a great way in many international events, always showing a distinctive leadership and commitment. We are confident that Rafael Marquez will clarify these accusations and we will support him and the suitable authorities in order to accomplish that goal.”

Nike, on the other hand, has decided that it is time to review their connection to Marquez following the sanction.

“We are shocked by these deeply disturbing allegations and are reviewing the situation to determine next steps,” a Nike spokesperson told Forbes.

More: Mexico federation, Atlas back Rafa Marquez in drug trafficking case

President Trump’s tough rhetoric against Mexico helped start a defense relationship with Mexico and Brazil.

Bloomberg reported that since Trump has taken a hard stance against Mexico and favors a border wall, Mexico has taken its defense business to Brazil. Rather than working with the U.S. in importing defense equipment, Mexico is looking at Brazil to start a new partnership. There has already been a meeting in Brasilia, Brazil, between the Mexican Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos, and Brazilian Minister of Defense, Raul Jungmann.

“The meetings we had in April were extremely positive,” Brazil Defense Products Secretary, Flavio Basilio, told Bloomberg. “This new proximity can be attributed to the U.S. developments, with American policy contributing to the search for new partners. We see this as a good opportunity.”

More: Mexico Wants to Team Up With Brazil on Defense Thanks to Trump’s Rhetoric

Mariah Carey’s ex-choreographer confirmed that she didn’t dance in that viral clip because she just didn’t want to.

Complex was able to get the scoop on Mariah Carey’s lackluster year of performances that all started during her New Years Eve performance in New York City. According to her former choreographer Anthony Burrell, Carey has just ran out of f*cks to give. The conversation comes after a viral video went around the Internet of Carey in a pink leotard being carried around the stage during a live performance, barely moving to the music. Tbh, we could already tell.

“It’s just typical Mariah,” Burrell told Complex. “Mariah is clear: when she doesn’t wanna do something, she doesn’t do it. She’s performing with lackluster and no f*cks given, and it’s taking away her star.”​

More: Mariah Carey’s Ex-Choreographer Explains Why She’s Fresh Out of F*cks to Give

A huge emerald was recently discovered in Brazil totaling $309 million.

Earlier this week, Forbes reported that a massive emerald cluster was unearthed in a mine in a region of Brazil known for producing great gems. According to Forbes, the emerald weighs almost 800 pounds and has already been bought by a private party. The owner of the gem is not releasing their identity for fear of their family’s safety. The cluster of emeralds is being moved from place to place to keep it secure. The gem cluster is estimated to cost $309 million dollars and is more than four feet tall. It is unclear if the owner plans to resell it or donate it to a museum.

More: $309 Million Emerald Weighing Nearly 800 Pounds Was Just Found in Brazil

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro wants a meeting with President Trump to build a relationship between the two countries.

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The Washington Post reports that Maduro recently told the newly assembled, and highly controversial, Constituent National Assembly that he wants to have a meeting with Trump to work on building a close relationship. According to The Washington Post, Maduro wants to have the same relationship with the U.S. as he has with Russia. The plea from Maduro comes after the U.S. announced that it will considering stricter sanctions on Venezuela following the humanitarian crisis gripping the country.

More: Venezuela’s Maduro: ‘Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand’


READ: No Pos Wow: Trump And Peña Nieto Back Together, New Parrot Discovered In Mexico, And More

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This Google Doodle Recognized Hip-Hop’s Birthday And Threw Love At Famous Breakdancer Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón

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This Google Doodle Recognized Hip-Hop’s Birthday And Threw Love At Famous Breakdancer Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón

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Google celebrated the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip hop with a doodle that doubled as a history game. On August 11th, 1973, DJ Kool Herc threw a party in the Bronx and helped give birth to hip hop. Back then, music was played on vinyl records, so DJ Kool Herc used two turntables to extend the instrumental breaks of songs. This allowed people to dance longer and eventually led to the creation of break dancing.

Google’s history game works the same way, giving you a pair of turntables and a crate of digital records to complete challenges. The more parts of the game you complete the more you get to learn. And around and around we go!

Not only was the game fun, but it was also informational.

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Teaching you how to use turntables — adjusting speed, changing out records and mixing songs — the game rewards you with little nuggets of history. It’ll help you learn about hip hop titans such as Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Caz, rapper Roxanne Shanté, as well as hip-hop’s first all-women trio, “The Sequence.”

One such titan was Puerto Rican break dance legend Richard Colón, aka “Crazy Legs,” of the Rock Steady Crew.

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According to the game, Colón is widely acknowledged as the pioneer of moves like the “W” and the “Windmill.”

Check out his last dance battle reported on by CNN.

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Crazy Legs has continued to dance since then, but only in the same way that Michael Jordan throws the ball around every now and then. And you know MJ is still nice and so is Crazy Legs.


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READ: This Bada$s Latina Is Getting Her Own Google Doodle Today


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