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Latino Breakup Songs To Dedicate To Your Ex And Make You Feel Better

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If you’re in the middle of getting over your own Tristan to your Khloé, we’ve got you. The Latino trope for our culture having superhuman abilities to experience depths of human emotions like no other es verdad. That means that some of us fall hard and get right back up again.

Going through heartbreak means you’re living your best life, hunny, and there are hours worth of Latino artists here to croon your heart back together. You’re worth it.

“Be Careful” by Cardi B

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Cardi B knows what it’s like to fall for someone who’s just going to ghost you. It’s a nationwide crisis and “Be Careful” is the antidote for your suffering.

It’s gon’ hurt me to hate you but lovin’ you’s worse.

“Solo de Mi” by Bad Bunny

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Bad Bunny gave us 2019’s Bad Breakup Anthem. I’m not yours or anybody else’s, I’m only for me. Sing it, papi.

No me vuelvas a decir “Bebé” (¡No!)
Yo no soy tuyo ni de nadie, yo soy sólo de mí

“Te Boté” by Casper, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna

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While we hate that the album cover depicts a highly feminized woman literally in the trash, the music is lit. Keep your heartbreak surface level. You guys had good times but you’re having even better times hasta que “te bote.”

Yo a ti te di una sepultura dura 
Yo sé que con el tiempo la herida se cura 
Es que en verdad que tú no estás a altura 
Te lo juro por dios aunque por dios no se jura

“Te Boté 2” by Jennifer Lopez

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I like to think of this as J-Lo responding for all women who felt attacked by the original.

It goes in one ear, and out the next one 
Said you put me out, why you lying? 
I left on my own, had you crying

“La Tortura” by Shakira

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Shakira gave us “La Tortura” to capture every complicated feeling of a breakup–from thinking you can still fix the relationship to “que te cagas, puto.” It’s an emotional rollercoaster that can only be called torture.

Mejor te guardas todo eso
A otro perro con ese hueso
Y nos decimos adiós

“Yo No Sé” by DaniLeigh

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DaniLeigh gives us her French romance heartbreak with the upbeat tunes you need to keep your head held high. You can’t fault yourself for what you didn’t know before they showed their true colors.

Tú eras mi Kanye, y yo era tu Kim (Yo era tu Kim)
Pero lo botaste, le diste su fin
Yo me equivoqué cuando yo me enamoré (Yeah)
Me pide perdón, pero ya te olvidé (Yeah, yeah)

“Obsessed” by Mariah Carey

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God bless Mariah Carey for giving us this epic song that will truly minimize your ex into the speck of dust they will forever take up in your mind.

Why you so obsessed with me?
Boy I want to know, lyin’ that you’re sexing me
When everybody knows, it’s clear that you’re upset with me
Ohh, finally found a girl that you couldn’t impress
Last man on the earth, still couldn’t get this

“Mala Gente” by Juanes

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Juanes has admitted this song was about his ex-girlfriend and about how one day, she’d regret treating him so badly. She got burned real good in this song.

Y en el infierno enterita enterita te vas a quemar!
Tu me pides que regrese ahora ahora
Y ahora es a mi a quien lo le importas
Tu me pides que seamos más que amigos
Y amigos para que si no hay cariño
Hoy por fin me he dado cuenta de tu engaño
De tu mala calana y tanto mal que me hiciste tu

“No Me Queda Mas” by Selena

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You know that moment when you’ve cried yourself out for weeks and are finally realizing that you’re giving all this energy to someone who didn’t appreciate you? Selena sings this moment for us all.

No me queda más
Que perderme en un abismo
De tristeza y lágrimas

“Consequences” by Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello takes us through the emotional journey of taking off those rose colored glasses on your ex. It starts out as “young, and wild and free” and eventually, you realize:

Loving you was dumb, dark and cheap
Loving you will still take shots at me
Found loving you was sunshine, but then it poured
And I lost so much more than my senses
‘Cause loving you had consequences

“Olvidame y Pega La Vuelta” by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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We couldn’t ask for a better duo to sing this one. We hope you get to a place of recovery from the breakup that one day, two years from now, you’ll get to reject the person who just rejected you. Belt it, baby,

Por eso vete, olvida mi nombre, mi cara, mi casa
Y pega la vuelta (jamás te pude comprender)
Vete, olvida mis ojos, mis manos, mis labios
Que no te desean (estás mintiendo, ya lo sé)
Vete, olvida que existo, que me conociste
Y no te sorprendas
Olvida de todo, que tú para eso tienes experiencia

“Hair” by Little Mix

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Need a more uplifting, girl empowerment song? Get your girls and get out on the town to this one.

I call my, girl (hey)
‘Cause I got a problem (what?)
Only a curl (mhmm)
Is gonna solve it
Then I don’t really care
Just get him out of my hair, yeah

“Heartbeats” by José González

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This isn’t a song to hype up your righteous indignation after a serious breakup. This is to soothe your heart after a swift crash and burn.

One night to be confused
One night to speed up truth
We had a promise made
Four hands and then away

“Kill ’em with Kindness” by Selena Gomez

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Do like your mami taught you and listen to Selena Gomez.

Your lies are bullets
Your mouth’s a gun
No war and anger
Was ever won
Put out the fire before igniting
Next time you’re fighting
Kill ’em with kindness

“Miss Movin’ On” by Fifth Harmony

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Turn it up because you learned some major life lessons from this doozy. Here’s to never letting history repeat itself!

I’m breaking down, gonna start from scratch
Shake it off like an Etch-A-Sketch
My lips are saying goodbye
My eyes are finally dry
I’m not the way that I used to be
I took the record off repeat
You killed me, but I survived
And now I’m coming alive

“The Plan” by DaniLeigh

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Honey, that mala was a waste of your time. Now you can focus on you and giving yourself, your future and your heart all the love.

And I’m focused on myself
Make my money, no regrets (No)
I can’t have a 9 to 5 (I can’t)
I’ma go until I die (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
No, ain’t no relationship (Woo)
‘Cause I’m too much on my shit (Yeah)
Got the grip, I’ll never slip (Woo)
To the top, I made it quick, yeah

“Ain’t Yo Mama” by Jennifer Lopez

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Missing your ex more than you want to? Think of all the time you spent taking care of them that you’re going to have to yourself now.

I ain’t gon’ be cooking all day, I ain’t your mama
I ain’t gon’ do your laundry, I ain’t your mama

“I Hate Boys” by Christina Aguilera

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You pissed off at how the world has bred ego-centric pendejos? Xtina gets you.

We would all be happy all be glad,
If sweet mama nature never had,
A-all this dirty little boys who think that the girls
Are only made for toys
Boys wants them women, though they barely can remember.
Then again all men are dogs.
All men are dogs.

“Waste of Time” by Snow Tha Product

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Mexicana rapper Snow Tha Product is all about leaving lo que es malo in the past.

That ever since we started talking you been on your jealousy
But in the meanwhile you been talking to Penelope and Heather and Alicia and Stephanie And Melanie
And phone looking like a Petey Pablo song, offending me
And now I’m like
Getting attached
I’m gonna go
I’ll be alright
I’m better alone

“Mi Cama” by Karol G

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Everyone says the best way to get over someone is to get on top of someone else. Karol G and J Balvin coming at you strong with the motivation:

En mi cerradura ya no entra tu llave
Esa calentura que otra te la apague
Tú en este vuelo no tienes pasaje
Esta noche hay fiesta pero tú no tienes traje (no)
No te preocupes, tu tren ya pasó
Eso te pasa por andar con dos
La matemática a ti te falló
Y te lo dije yo

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Pepe Aguilar Is Spreading Norteña Culture Across The US In Sold Out Venues And We Stan Hard

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Pepe Aguilar Is Spreading Norteña Culture Across The US In Sold Out Venues And We Stan Hard

Pop music is far more complex and deeper than Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift (no offence, ladies). In a multicultural society like the United States, we have to rethink what we consider as mainstream. This term is generally used for artists whose work is consumed by Anglo audiences. Think about it, an African-American rapper “breaks into the mainstream” when white folk start paying attention, right? Otherwise, the artist is just “niche”. That is why we gotta reconsider what “mainstream” means when it comes to Latino artists and shows. 

Which brings us to Pepe Aguilar, perhaps one of the most popular singers in the planet and who is taking Mexico and the United States by storm with his Mexican rodeo extravaganza “Jaripeo Sin Fronteras”. The show brings together charreria, songs and a good doses of good old Mexican pride. 

So who is Pepe Aguilar? (as if you didn’t know, right?) 

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His full name is José Antonio Aguilar Jiménez and he is Mexican-American as it comes. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, while his parents were on tour. He was raised in Zacatecas, where he first became a rock musician and had a band called Equs, which was influenced by the likes of Pink Floyd and The Who! Can you imagine that? Well, one thing led to another and he ended up going back to his Mexican roots and becoming one of the best-selling ranchera acts of all time. 

He is, of course, the son of the late great Tony Aguilar.

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Pepe Aguilar has ranchera en la sangre. He is the son of Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre, two legendary musicians in their own right. Tony Aguilar was also a strong presence in the Mexican film industry. Aguilar senior recorded over 150 albums, which sold over 25 million copies. Can you get more mainstream than that? Well, Pepe is making sure that the family legacy lives on. 

Introducing Jaripeo Sin Fronteras!

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This amazing show has Pepe Aguilar as the lead, but includes acts by his kids Angela (what a voice on this lady!), Leonardo and Antonio Aguilar Jr. Marichis and rodeo acts are also included of course! The show is touring non-stop in 2019 in both sides of the border, bringing a message of unity. Just look at what they did in Mexico City.

Let’s not forget that for the Aguilar family showbiz is like second nature.

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The show just flows like the musical blood that runs through those Aguilar veins. This is Pepe with his brother, perhaps the only Aguilar not deep into showbiz! In an interview for CE Noticias Financieras, Guadalupe Pineda, the famous Mexican singer and Pepe’s cousin, says of him: “Pepe is a great dad, he’s doing the best for every one of his kids. As an aunt, you simply know and feel that we can all be wrong and that the boy is very young and has every right in the world to get ahead”. 

So, of course, the show includes the next generation of Aguilar talent!

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Angela Aguilar followed the family tradition of being born while on tour. She came into the world in Los Angeles while her mother was accompanying Pepe Aguilar on tour. And you can tell that musical talent is there. Her version of “Shallow” is enough to make anyone cry! And she had Lady Gaga’s blessing, as Angela said in the Mexican TV show Ventaneando: “Suddenly I’m playing the piano trying to practice and concentrate. Lady Gaga said yes, practice, you’re going to sing it. Oh, my God, I’m going to die! I mean, Lady Gaga knows who I am is like. wow!”.

The show includes all sorts of equine acts, and the horses are quite unique.

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Some of the amazing horses in the show are shaved by the amazing Rob Ferrell, a barber who is so dexterous with the blade he is able to imprint a Mexican aguila y serpiente on the equine’s skin. You can look at his work (on human and horse surfaces!) here: https://www.instagram.com/robtheoriginal/  

The show has been a sold-out in localities North and South of the Border.

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Look at the Honda Center in Anaheim: un lleno total, carajo! Pepe Aguilar is a consummate businessman and he knows that every city is slightly different. He explained the concept to Billboard: “It’s basically a modular concept, where you can change the pieces. The fundamental parts are the horse shows and the Mexican traditions. In some cities we’ll have special guests, in others, only the family is going to perform”. There are still some dates available this year: 

September 20 — Atlanta, Georgia @ Infinite Energy Center

September 22 — Chicago, Illinois @ Allstate Arena

September 27 — Tacoma, Washington @Tacoma Dome

Even if you are not a fan of ranchera culture, you have to admit the show is quite spectacular: the whole Aguilar family makes an appearance, look at Leonardo riding that horse.

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Leonardo is the latest success story in “La Dinastía Aguilar”. He has been nominated for two Latin Grammys despite his tender age: only 20 and he is already a great act. He released his first record when he was only 12-years-old, Nueva Tradición, a collaboration with his sister Angela.

And of course Pepe Aguilar has been super amazing with fans, because that is just who he is.

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You don’t get to be on top and stay on top without being an approachable and kind celebrity. Pepe Aguilar knows well who pays his wages: the millions of fans that love him and his multi talented family. 

And of course Mexican cities are embracing the show with sold out venues.

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Jaripeo sin Fronteras has had a huge appeal in Mexico, which tells us that being “Mexican” goes beyond national borders. No one cares Pepe Aguilar was born in the United States: we share one identity and one heart. 

So can haters admit Mexican culture is mainstream now?

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Jaripeo sin Fronteras has performed in the main arenas of almost every major city in the United States. See what we meant with rethinking what mainstream means?

And yeah, those are some of the most beautiful caballitos we have ever seen.

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Just look at those ojitos pispiretos, beautiful beasts. And as Billboard reports, no animals are harmed, so worry not: “Pepe, who rides several of his Andalusian horses in his own equestrian performance, also specifies that no animals are hurt during this tour”. 

Tejano Music Icon Selena’s Murderer Is Asking For A New Trial After Accusing Prosecutor Of Hiding Evidence

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Tejano Music Icon Selena’s Murderer Is Asking For A New Trial After Accusing Prosecutor Of Hiding Evidence

Yolanda Saldívar, the woman convicted of killing the iconic singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, is demanding a new trial. In an exclusive interview with Radar Online, the late “reina de Tejano music’s” former fan club president alleges there is evidence that could free her from her lifetime sentence for the 1995 murder.

Saldívar claims that the prosecutor in her case, Carlos Valdez, has been holding exculpatory material evidence.

According to Saldívar, it is proof that is favorable to the defendant and shows that Valdez did not disclose to the defense or the jury in the trial for Selena’s 1995 murder more than two decades ago. She says that Valdez discussed the alleged evidence, a pair of high top white Reebok sneakers and a black baseball cap, during an interview with Spanish-language media.

“The Petitioner paraphrases Mr. Valdez’s media interview where he stated that he and the defense counsel, the late Mr. Douglas Tinker, discussed what [evidence] would or would not be introduced to the jury,” reads court paperwork of a Second Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Saldívar on March 28, 2019.

“How could this be? It is the jury, no less, that would decide the fate of the Petitioner, between [life] in prison and [freedom]. The jury, NOT the defense or the prosecutor is the trier of fact of all relevant material evidence and they alone should and DID determine between conviction and acquittal,” she writes.

In layman terms, Saldívar contends that allegedly relevant evidence in her case wasn’t presented to the jury.

This information is obligatory, and suggests that leaving out the information was “a nefarious attempt to obscure a verdict against the Petitioner.” According to her, including the hat and shoes in the evidence could impact the case against her.

In the interview, Valdez passively says that Saldívar was wearing the bloody hat and sneakers. He attests that Saldívar stepped in Selena’s trail of blood as she followed the late singer running for her life. However, Saldívar, who claimed the shooting was accidental, asked that if the shoes and bloodstains on them could prove she committed the crime, then why did the prosecution exclude them as evidence.

“The prosecutor, Mr. Valdez, presented evidence of the trail of blood he states the victim left behind as she ran 130 yards (390 feet) from the room to the front lobby of the motel,” the court papers read. “The ‘withholding’ of the victim’s shoes (i.e. White Reebok Tennis Shoes) are of a great consequence because if it is as Mr. Valdez claimed in his March 16, 2018 interview that the Petitioner ‘stepped’ on victim’s blood as she followed the victim, then ‘intent’ would have been proven or disproven. For 23 years, the jury nor the defense knew that such shoes existed.” 

She continued, saying she had “no doubt” the prosecutor “impaired the verity of the evidence by not only withholding the evidence but claiming that those tennis shoes belonged to the defendant, inciting and infecting the public’s sediment even more against the Petitioner before, during and now with his recent media interview.”

Saldívar went as far as accusing Valdez of knowing “those tennis shoes belonged to the victim” and said “withholding them helped get the conviction of the Petitioner practicing a travesty of justice to the rule of law and violating the constitutional rights of the Petitioner.”

Despite her demands, however, Saldívar’s case was dismissed without prejudice because the Petitioner filed the petition in district court and must seek permission from the Fifth Circuit.

Saldívar, a former nurse, founded Selena’s fan club in San Antonio. She became the club’s president and was later also promoted to manager of the late artist’s clothing boutiques, Selena, Etc. 

In 1995, six years after Saldívar had started the club, Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, was receiving complaints from fans that they weren’t receiving their paid items and heard rumors from fellow employees that Saldívar had been embezzling money from both the fan club and the boutiques. As a result, Saldívar was fired. 

On March 31 of the same year, Selena met with Saldívar at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi to retrieve financial records Saldívar had been refusing to give to the Quintanilla family. While the “Como La Flor” singer was leaving the motel room, Saldívar shot her in the back, severing an artery. Selena, in critical condition, ran toward the motel lobby. Before collapsing, an employee claims the songstress named Saldívar as her shooter.

Selena was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. 

At the time, she was 23 years old. Soon after, at the Days Inn, Saldívar was in a nine-hour-long standoff with the police, calling the shooting an accident and threatening to kill herself before she was arrested.

On October 23, 1995, jurors found Saldívar guilty of first-degree murder. Three days later, she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole in 30 years — the maximum prison term in Texas at the time. She is currently serving her time at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas. She will become eligible for parole on March 30, 2025.

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