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20 Reasons Why There Ain’t No Abuela Like A Latin Abuela

Once you start to tally up all of the things your grandma does for you on a daily basis, you begin to realize that she’s a legit superhero. Just like Superman and Wonder Woman, your abuela has a couple of badass superhero powers up her sleeve, and these are just a few of them…

1. One of the biggest things that makes your abuela a true superhero: she defends you from everything and everyone.

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I absolutely love it when this happens.

2. Along with her ability to protect and defend people, your abuela also has the power to heal others.

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You can always count on her to have a cabinet backyard full of medicine.

3. No matter what the illness is, she always has the perfect remedy.

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This is why I always call my grandma when I’m sick.

4. She can also make anything appear out of thin air.

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Grandma is always coming in clutch! ??

5. The best part? It doesn’t even have to be your birthday for these little gifts to appear.

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#MVP

6. Money isn’t the only thing your abuela can make appear out of thin air:

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Grandma’s food = ❤️

7. Thanks to her extraordinary cooking skills, your abuela has the ability to give you endless nourishment and strength.

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She will never let you walk around with an empty stomach.

8. Also, the cafecito your abuela makes has the power to give you 10x more energy, no matter how exhausted you are.

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Starbucks has nothing on my abuela’s coffee.

9. Somehow, she’s also able to get the stains out of *anything*.

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You can spill wine, tomato sauce and a gallon of blood on your shirt and somehow your abuela will find a way to remove the stain.

10. On top of that, she can also transform and fix your clothes in ways that no one else can.

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She’s the most crafty and creative person around.

11. Her power of fixing and transforming clothes is so amazing in fact, that even other people ask her to come to the rescue and help them out.

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S.O.S.!!

12. Even if the advice she gives is a bit harsh, it’s nothing but the truth, and that’s what makes it so valuable.

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LOL. At least she’s being honest.

13. And no matter how old your abuela gets, she seems to have a superhero-like quality of long-lasting youth.✨

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Sometimes my grandma has more energy than me and she’s about 45 years older than me. HOW??

14. Best of all, your abuela has the power to completely change your mood and make your days better.

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I can always count on my grandma’s sweet compliments.

15. Latina Abuelitas Turn Menial Chores Into “Fun Games”

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When your abuelita wants you to do something she’ll turn it into a “game”. Need batting practice? Time to hit the rugs that you have neglected to clean for months. You’ll be hitting home runs in no time!

16. Discipline Would Never Be An Issue With Your Abuelita In Charge

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No one dares defy their abuelita else they face el cucuy. Latin abuelitas will find the most dramatic reasons for why you need to listen. Don’t let her down or else all her manager friends will be talking about her and the looming chancla will be waiting for you.

17. Latina Abuelitas Would Make The Ultimate Player Manager

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Everyone knows your abuelita is going to have your back and take care of you no matter what. No umpire or opposing pitcher will intimidate you, mijito. Her warmth, knowledge and zest for life will keep you having fun while playing Baseball and no one can do that better than your abuelita.

18. Your Team Would Take First Place In Dugout Snacks

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Enough of the peanuts and sunflower seeds. Bring in las frutas! Abuelita will make sure there are plenty of tasty snacks in the dugout and the frutas will keep you feeling light and fresh on the field. Just be sure abuelita doesn’t notice you haven’t eaten in 2 innings!

19. No One Understands Postgame Recovery Like Your Latina Abuelita

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When it comes to postgame recovery, vapor rub and aloe vera are the only medicine needed! There is no equal to the vapor rub cure-all, and abuelita has the best massage techniques to keep you healthy. Everyone could go for that warm abuelita foot rub after a full nine innings.

20. Teams Would Have The Most Comfortable Handmade Uniforms In The Game

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They may not be the high-performance polyester uniforms, but no one can compete with the comfort of your abuelita’s handmade clothes. Keeping you warm happens to be the most important attribute of her uniforms! Abuelita is sure that her superior uniforms will keep you loose, fresh, and ready for all those chilly night games.

21. Latina Abuelitas Would Share The Best Chisme For Your Scouting Reports

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Latina abuelitas have the benefit of receiving chisme from everyone in the family. You will know all the dirty secrets your opponents hold. No one can get information like abuelita!

22. Your Abuelita Will Respect All Superstitions You Have

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Talking to your bat to get a hit? Abuelita approves. After a rain delay? You won’t be allowed on the field if your hair is wet! Latina abuelitas understand that superstitions can get in the way of gameplay. She’ll help you through them and guide you back to success!

22. Abuelitas Would Always Include Music And Dance During The Game

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Your abuelita knows that music and dance will elevate a performance whether you’re doing chores or playing a game. Everyone knows adding a Mariachi to anything makes it more epic. That’s why abuelita would use a Mariachi to make every workout more epic!


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BREAKING: After Almost Thirty Years, A Tía Abuela Took The Plastic Off Of Her Chair And Twitter Is Sweating

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BREAKING: After Almost Thirty Years, A Tía Abuela Took The Plastic Off Of Her Chair And Twitter Is Sweating

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In 2001, the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece about plastic slipcovers. The headline? Plastic Slipcovers Are the Clear Choice For Immigrants — and Trend-Setters. The piece examined the reasons why immigrants in particular use plastic slipcovers. Of course, as children of immigrants and immigrants ourselves, we don’t need A Wall Street Journal article from the early aughts to tell us why they come in handy. Furthermore, why they’ve proven to be a household essential amongst our families. For so many Latino households, slipcovers have been used as protective devices. Things to preserve our furniture for special occasions years and years down the line like if the President or Jesus ever come around. In short, the slipcovers only come off for very special occasions.

One abuela recently decided that she was done waiting for special occasions and stripped the covers off.

In a recent post to a user’s Twitter page, an abuela can be seen carefully doing away with a slipcover she’d been using for 30 years.

In a post to Twitter, a user known as @TheTaeWae shared a video of her great aunt peeling a very old and yellowed slipcover off of her fancy couch. “Y’all my great aunt took the plastic off of her chair for the first time in 30 some years,” she shared in the post.

The great abuela is not the only one pumped though. Users on Twitter cannot get enough of it.

Literally the video is the sweetest thing because the user’s great aunt is so clearly excited to have a chance to sit down on the fancy fabric of the chair.

Fans were super excited to see what the rest of this woman’s house looks likes.

And many users were eager to share cleaning tips to keep the sofa in shape.

Seriously, if you’ve got hot tips tell us in the comments below.

Because some Latinas are revealing that their own aunts and abuelas’ furniture looks like.

And we are here to cheer them on as they take them off.

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Pablo Escobar’s Opens Up About Being Rescued By An MI6 Agent During A Shootout That Killed His Mom

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Pablo Escobar’s Opens Up About Being Rescued By An MI6 Agent During A Shootout That Killed His Mom

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Pablo Escobar is one of the most notorious drug lords to ever be. Years later, his story continues to unfold and this time it is because of his first-born son who was adopted by an MI6 agent.

A man in Europe has come forward as Pablo Escobar’s long-lost first-born son.

Roberto Sendoya Escobar, who lives in Mallorca, Spain under his adopted name of Phillip Witcomb, first found out that he was Pablo Escobar’s son in 1989. His adoptive father, an MI6 agent, told him when he was 24. Since then, Roberto Escobar has been trying to figure out how to absorb this identity into his life.

In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Roberto admitted to never really knowing who Pablo was at first.

After his adoptive father told him the news, Roberto had to do some research to figure out who Pablo was. However, Roberto did spend time going back to Colombia with his dad and met Pablo. The reason was that his adoptive father was still trying to keep Pablo close for his own undercover work.

“I just remember the smell of the guy and I also remember, to be honest with you, a bit intimidated,” Roberto recalls. “I was quite a young child and I didn’t really understand what was going on.”

While he barely remembers, Roberto’s adoptive dad rescued him after a shoot out that killed his mom.

In his interview with BBC Newsnight, Roberto says he doesn’t remember the shoot out because he was an infant. However, he does have random moments of remembering big flashes of the gunfight but nothing of a coherent memory of the shooting.

It was during that shootout that Roberto’s adoptive father discovered him and adopted him. When Roberto was older he was sent to boarding school in the U.K. and grew up as part of the Witcomb family.

You can watch the rest of the interview and learn about the series of events leading to the revelation.

Realy goes to show that some people have a lot to learn about their own pasts. Some times things are not close to what they seem.

READ: Pablo Escobar Once Had Four Pet Hippos, Now There’s More Than 80 And They’re Destroying Colombia’s Ecosystem

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