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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

CREDIT: DreamHeauxApparel / Etsy

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

CREDIT: ThumbsUp / Etsy

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

CREDIT: HelloHappyPlants / Etsy

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

CREDIT: CteesTees / Etsy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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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This Instagram Page Is Doing The Work To Identify And Expose The People Who Stormed The Capitol

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This Instagram Page Is Doing The Work To Identify And Expose The People Who Stormed The Capitol

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After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

Photo courtesy Forward Latino

An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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