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Remind Everyone That You Are The Prankster Of Your Familia With These Hilarious Gifts

Cousinship keeps us so warm at the holidays from pranking the tías to just plain old glances of solidarity across the Buena Noche table. We all know primos are the generation of the family we can generally breathe easy around. Behold all of the ways you can spice up your White Elephant gift exchange and primo gifting overall.

Mazapan Shirt | $30

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Who are you calling soft? For the bitter, brittle and proud prima who tells it like it is. She’ll love this.

ThumbsUp Bubble Costume | $20

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We all know the fragile primo who cries at everything and anything. Make sure they know what you think of their sensitivity by giving them this outfit to make sure no one offends them again. Bonus points if it is mocking their fragile masculinity.

Cafe Bustelo Air Plant | $45

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For my isla Latinos who have a primo whose house air chemistry is made so much of Café Bustelo, its where plants go to die. Except for this air plant. It’ll thrive with a mist of cafecito once weekly.

Evriholder FURemover Broom with Squeegee | $15

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Amazon. 15 November 2018.

This is perfect for the shedder of the group. Sure, it is meant for dogs but your prima with the long hair everywhere will get more use out of it.

Spring Loaded Glitter Bomb | $20

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What might be a hilarious, colorful delightful gift to non-Latinos, this is the gift from hell when you throw a Latina mom in. They going to be in so much trouble.

I Flexed and The Sleeves Fell Off Tank | $9

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For the Crossfit primo. Yeah, yeah, we know, all your stories start at Crossfit. Ratify that character development.

Swimming Olympic Sloth Shower Curtain | $14.99

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Amazon. 15 November 2018.

Alternatively, this is for the Jonathan Van Ness in your life. She loves the Olympics but is the laziest person in existence. Proof you can have both.

Cardi B Quote Notebook | $8

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For the troubled prima who needs to do a little more self-work. Meet them where they’re at, which may be this Cardi B mantra. “I’m being nice to you. Have I stabbed you? No.” Cross your fingers and hope they start writing their feelings.

Blobfish Slippers | $40

CREDIT: “Blobfish Slippers” Digital Image. Firebox. 14 November 2018.

Got a cousin who’s dropping hints about wanting Christmas slippers? Nah? This gift needs no explanation. It’s just hilarious.

Creepy Doll Heads Vinyl Sticker Sheet Assorted Car and Laptop Decals $20

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For the cousin that works through every Buena Noche like a crazy person, gift ‘em early. Creepy baby head decals all over their laptop before they even open it.

Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy | $13

CREDIT: “Wacky Wavy Mini Tube Guy” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 15 November 2018.

We all have that cousin that is a proud car salesman. Well, if you live in Miami, then you do. While you’re tired of hearing him brag about his year-end sales, you know he’s the guy that would keep this guy on his desk. Make a guy happy.

Letters for a Year of Gratitude: Write Now. Keep in Touch Always. | $12

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This gift is perfect for the cousin who’s forever off the grid and hard to get a hold of. You can joke that this is the only way you know you’ll be able to reach them.

Ray Gun Nose Trimmer | $16.89

CREDIT: “Ray Gun Nose Trimmer” Digital Image. Firebox. 14 November 2018.

This gift is not gendered. We’re all hairy and while I’m here to support the free reign of body hair it can just be too much some times.

Beardo Baubles | $13

CREDIT: “Beardo Baubles” Digital Image. Firebox. 14 November 2018.

For the primo you only see at Christmas so you can’t imagine what their life is like any other day of the year.

Sleepy Head – Personalized Pillow Case | $26

CREDIT: “Sleepy Head – Personalised Pillow Case” Digital Image. Firebox. 14 November 2018.

We all know how to use social media to find the worst photos of our primos. Take them and make these hilarious pillows. They might be upset but the whole family will love it.

Personalized Hot Heads | $20

CREDIT: “Personalised Hot Heads” Digital Image. Firebox. 14 November 2018.

Put their face to use and gift these to each of your primitas suffering through the PMS they inherited from our mamas.

The Happy (happy!!!) Holiday Pot Cookie Cookbook + Cookie Cutter Gift Set | $17

CREDIT: “Slide View: 1: The Happy (happy!!!) Holiday Pot Cookie Cookbook + Cookie Cutter Gift Set” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 15 November 2018.

The real prank comes after you gift this on Noche Buena and start baking the following morning and the tias all start sneaking the cookies. Strategize accordingly.

Ben & Jerry’s Euphori-Lock Ice Cream Pint Combination Lock Protector | $35.95

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Amazon. 15 November 2018.

Think carefully about who you’re trying to prank here because it’s going to be indirect. Choose your favorite primo and prank their hermanos.

Crafting With Cat Hair | $15.59

CREDIT: “Crafting With Cat Hair” Digital Image. Firebox. 14 November 2018.

For the primo that is married to their cat. A small part of you knows they’ll be excited by this.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark: The Complete 3-Book Collection By Alvin Schwartz | $20

CREDIT: “Slide View: 1: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark: The Complete 3-Book Collection By Alvin Schwartz” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 15 November 2018.

We all read these books as kids, and there was always one cousin who was petrified. Hype this one up as something they’re really going to love and watch their sweet face drop in terror when they realize what you’ve just given them.

Naughty Prima Camiseta | $24.99

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Check out our collection of the naughty and nice prima shirt so you can once and for all make everyone’s roles clear. Our family collection is no joke (unless you’re a prankster, then, yes, it’s all for you).


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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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