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These 21 Latino Songs Will Help You Through Your Breakup Faster Than ‘Thank U, Next’

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Breakups suck. You probably feel like you’ll never get over it — but you can always sing the pain away. Sure, you can listen to Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” on repeat, but why not connect to your pain on a more cultural level. There is just something about singing your heart out in Spanish that cleanses a Latino’s soul. A sweet Café Tacvba song here, a heart-wrenching Chente song there can really do the trick. These tunes can hit hard but soon, you’ll go from 😭 😭 😭  to 😂 😂 😂.

1. “Enamorado por Primera Vez” — Enrique Iglesias

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Porque tú eres solo para mí, una mirada y ya caí, enamorado por primera vez.”

You’ll remember your first love and realize it HAD to end. If you’re singing along to the video, you’ll also be distracted by Enrique’s mole.

2. “Acá Entre Nos” — Vicente Fernández

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Acá entre nos, siempre te voy a recordar/estoy odiando sin odiar porque respiro por la herida.”

If your heart wasn’t already broken into a million pieces, listening to this song will definitely shatter it. Just add some tequila to cleanse the wound.

3. “Todo se Derrumbó” — Emmanuel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Todo se derrumbó, dentro de mí, dentro de mí.”

This song captures the moment you experience heartbreak: everything’s falling apart and you feel like your heart is struggling to keep pumping. Más tequila, please.

4. “Me Duele Amarte” — Reik

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Me duele amarte así, hasta morir, lanzándome a la nada viéndote partir.”

Loving your ex was the best feeling in the world, but now it just HURTS — almost as bad as listening to Justin Bieber’s songs — almost.

5. “El Triste” — José José

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Que triste todos dicen que soy, que siempre estoy hablando de ti. No saben que pensando en tu amor.”

Sing this one enough, and you’ll be so depressed that all your friends will start calling you El Triste. Get it out of your system before they stop hanging out with you.

6. “Mientes Tan Bien” — Sin Bandera

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Mientes tan bien, que me sabe a verdad todo lo que me das.”

You’ll realize that at one point they lied to you. And they did it well.

7. “El Me Mintió” — Amanda Miguel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Él me mintió, él me dijo que me amaba y no era verdad.”

And their lies made you as angry as Amanda Miguel’s hair.

8. “La Farsante” — Juan Gabriel

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Ya verás traicionera lo vas a pagar muy caro, yo soy bueno a la buena y por la mala, soy muy malo.”

Only listen to this one if you’re in the second stage of grief: RAGE.

9. “Ahora Quien” — Marc Anthony

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Ahora quien, si no soy yo, me miro y lloro en el espejo y me siento estúpido, ilógico.”

Don’t listen to this one if you don’t want to imagine them with someone else. Don’t do it. OK, fine. Torture yourself.

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10. “Tu Cárcel” — Los Bukis

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Pero recuerda, nadie es perfecto y tú lo verás más de mil cosas mejores tendrás, pero un cariño sincero jamás.”

You know you’re not perfect, but they’ll never find someone like you. NEVER.

11. “Vuelve” — Ricky Martin

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Vuelve que sin ti la vida se me va.”

Listen to Ricky ONLY if there’s a chance they might come back.

12. “El Problema” — Ricardo Arjona

The line you’ll sing over and over: “El problema no es que juegues, el problema es que es conmigo.”

Every relationship has ups and downs, but if your relationship had as much drama as Arjona’s songs, the breakup was probably a good thing.

13. Corazón Partío — Alejandro Sanz

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Y quien me va a entregar sus emociones quién me va pedir que nunca la abandone.”

You miss everything about them, even their nonstop emotional chatter.

14. No Me Enseñaste — Thalía

The line you’ll sing over and over: “No me enseñaste como estar sin ti y que le digo yo a este corazón.”

It’s a tough, tough lesson, but one must learn to forget. If only it were as easy as forgetting Thalía’s songs.

15. Como Te Extraño Mi Amor — Café Tacvba

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Como te extraño mi amor, ¿Qué puedo hacer? Te extraño tanto que voy a enloquecer.”

You still miss them, but it’s OK, Café Tacvba makes EVERYTHING all better.

16. “Me Va Extrañar” — Ricardo Montaner

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Me va a extrañar, y sentirá, que no habrá vida después de mí, que no se puede vivir así.”

This song will make you realize that there’s part of your ex that misses you, too.

17. “Por un Segundo” — Aventura

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Y ahora por un segundo me ahogo en los mares de la realidad, por un segundo acepto mi derrota, te perdí de verdad.”

At some point they’ll find someone else and you’ll have to accept it.

18. “Vestida de Blanco” — Roció Durcal

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Yo voy a casarme, vestida de blanco, va a dolerte tanto, te arrepentirás.”

Because you’ll find someone else, too. Someone BETTER.

19. “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta” — Pimpinela

The line you’ll sing over and over: “¡Vete! Olvida que existo, que me conociste, y no te sorprendas. Olvídate todo que tú para eso tienes experiencia.”

And you’ll be SO over it. Even if they want to get back together, they can’t, because you’re SO over it.

20. “Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos” — Gianluca Grignani

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Hay una cosa que yo no te he dicho aún, que mis problemas, ¿sabés qué? se llaman: ‘tú.”

Even years after a breakup, this one can be a tearjerker. But if you realize enough time has passed and you’re ready to dance, you can listen to this version.

21. “Detras de Mi Ventana” — Yuri

The line you’ll sing over and over: “Detrás de mi ventana, veo pasar el destino disfrazado de asesino.”

You know what? Be glad it ended and you didn’t marry the jerk.

Cardi B Wants Bernie Sanders To Put Her Tax Money Toward Free Healthcare And Education

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Cardi B Wants Bernie Sanders To Put Her Tax Money Toward Free Healthcare And Education

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Cardi B refuses to be boxed into any archetype. The Afro-Dominican rapper has used her platform in the past to talk about the injustices of America’s healthcare system. This Monday, she effectively put her weight behind Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by telling her 6.7 million Twitter followers that she feels “really sad” about “how we let him down in 2016.”

Claro, Cardi B’s endorsement of the progressive Democratic socialist candidate has ignited a firestorm of responses from fans and haters alike. 

In a single tweet, Cardi acknowledged the authenticity of Bernie’s platform–which has remained consistent throughout decades of politics.

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Often, voters feel isolated from politics because political speech is too pedantic to resonate with. Cardi was speaking from the heart of America when she said that Bernie’s issues are not a “front” for a campaign to win. She believes Bernie’s passion to creating a safer America for all is genuine.

Bernie Sanders narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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It’s no secret that, after Trump won, the Democratic party experienced a deep disillusionment over party ideals. Bernie brought a much more progressive stance than establishment Democrats, advocating for free healthcare as an American right, free college tuition and equality for all. The Senator thanked her in a tweet that read, “Thank you @iamcardib! Our fight for justice is far from over and we are not giving up.” 

The conversation continued after a critic pointed out that Cardi has once complained about high taxes.

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The Twitter user seemed to think that Cardi’s disdain for high taxes would be in direct conflict with Bernie Sanders’s outspoken platform to raise taxes on the rich to effectively redistribute to the masses in the form of free healthcare and education. He was wrong.

His didn’t get away with going up against Cardi and Bernie without a good dog walk from Latinas in charge.

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It’s the name of the game–perception is a reality in politics. The perks of being a civilian are being able to say things like “que chinguen a su madre” to anyone who twists your words. 

Cardi clapped back by saying that she’s here for high taxes, but only if she can see her dollar effect positive change.

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With a large chunk of our taxes going to the military, subsidizing the dying dairy and meat industries, and a clear lack of funds directed towards the humanitarian crisis on the border, Cardi wants someone in power who will improve the quality of life for as many Americans as possible. She wants to see what she’s paying for.

Of course, the sexism and racism came out to play in the comment threads.

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This user claimed that “hood rats” are implicitly lacking the “mentality” to have political opinions. “I wish some people would stay in their lane,” is tantamount to someone like Trump telling The Squad to “go back” to “where they came from.” It implies that you’re born into the limits on your own agency, and it’s toxic thinking.

The Bardi Gang came through to defend Cardi’s right to use her political voice.

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Cardi B is an Afro-Latina woman who worked her way to fame by stripping at the club across from her high school. Her work has invited criticism from conservative pundits, claiming her body and sex-positive messaging is anti-feminist. As a black woman taking up space in the world, everything she does is overanalyzed.

 They also offered her support amidst all the “hate.”

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Other politically invested folks came through with comments like “Girl read about ELIZABETH WARREN,” and “Kamala2020 get down read up on her.” Sprinkled throughout were messages of support for Bernie, happy that 6.7 million followers could #FeelTheBern thanks to Cardi.

Cardi might be a celebrity, but she’s also a constituent who wants to see her taxes put an end to bankruptcy by medical and student loan debt.

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With 2020 around the corner, campaign season is in full swing again. As always, we are mitú and we want everyone to educate themselves about every candidate and get out the vote!

Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Marie Gomez (born in Texas in 1992) has been in the public eye for as long as she can remember. She has been a role model for young girls as a singer and an actress and now is involved in more risqué films such as Spring Breakers, a delirious film by indie filmmaker Harmony Korine. Besides having a strong onscreen persona, Gomez has been in relationships with the likes of Justin Bieber, which of course turned the paparazzi attention and cameras to her. Suddenly, when she was barely a teenager her every move was being followed. Her life was sort of predestined to be great when she was named after the great late Selena Quintanilla. However, she has had to deal with divorce (her parents separated when she was five-years-old) and with weak health, as she was diagnosed with lupus, an auto-immune disease, which ultimately forced her to get a kidney transplant. She found strength in her mom. Gomez has said that her mother “was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.” That must provide so much strength for a woman of barely 26 but who has gone through more in her lifetime than many 50-year-olds.

This must not be easy for anyone, even more so for a Latino woman. Gomez knows that she has a microphone and that she can get to other girls and women. “The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in the industry. When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power,” the young Latina star told Into the GlossShe has used this position of privilege to raise awareness on mental health issues, including suicide prevention, both as a celebrity and as a producer. She is also a supporter of associations such as Make A Wish (which grants children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions), the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. 

Selena Gomez fights for friendships above anything else: girl power.

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Gomez values friendship and spreads the word. She has such loyal friends that one even donated a kidney when Gomez needed a transplant. She says: “People are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons”: Selena, we couldn’t agree more.

She gets politically enraged when it matters.

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Gomez knows that a lot of mental health issues concerning young women are related to the policing of their sexuality and reproductive rights. She gets political when she feels the need to, particularly with issues concerning the mental health and general wellbeing of young women like herself. 

She asks her fans to be strong, but to also look for help when needed.

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Her advice: “I’ve learned there’s power deep down inside yourself, and you can find it when you don’t give up on yourself and when you ask for help.” This is so real it hurts: even someone like her, who in the eyes of her fans might seem to have it all, needs to be humble and honest in reaching out to others when the world seems bleak. There is always someone who cares if you are OK. 

She stands up for migrants.

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Gomez doesn’t get political often, but when she does she always stands up for the minority communities. She has been a vocal advocate for migrant rights and the rights of women. She even wore a 1973 necklace as one of very few Latina celebs speaking up for abortion rights.

She even takes a stand from DACA recipients and Dreamers.

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She has used her social media accounts, which have followers in the millions, to call her fans to action. She is clearly showing the world that she does care and she is paying attention. 

She delivers a message of self-acceptance, which led her to produce 13 Reasons Why.

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Gomez’s mother, Amanda, had her when she was just 16, and then raised her by herself. She was also the one that gave Gomez the book on which the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is based. The show was controversial because it spoke about mental health issues and suicide, topics that are fundamental to discuss with young vulnerable populations but that remain a taboo. However, Gomez’s message is optimistic. She has said: “I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful.” Preach! 

13 Reasons Why put mental health issues at the forefront of public media debate.

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“I get it all day, every day, that I’m not sexy enough, or I’m not cool enough, or if I did this I would be accepted… I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful. Please don’t forget that, even when it gets hard,” she said in an interview for the Huffington PostAnd this is exactly the message that she conveys in her project. Taking on Jay Asher’s literary world, she and the series creative team were able to show mental health and suicide from all possible angles. 

She takes fame with a grain of salt.

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She has been famous for a big portion of her life, but she knows that todo es pasajero, and that at the end who you are does not depend merely on adulation: “You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a ‘Like,’ by a comment. That does not define you.”

Body positivity is her mantra.

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“I feel very empowered and confident and comfortable with where I am. And I think it took me a long time to get there because, you know, the past year was so interesting because I’ve never been body-shamed before… I did gain weight, but I don’t care,” she said at On Air with Ryan SeacrestThis is a great, positive message for someone who is followed by millions of young women throughout the world, particularly in a day and age when standards of beauty are twisted and self-love is hard to achieve. 

She is an active advocate of girl power.

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Perhaps following the example of her mother, who basically raised her alone while holding down as many jobs as necessary to make ends meet, Gomez says: “I don’t want to become little or hurt or a victim. I want to be strong for girls…I just want them to know that there is an option of standing up for yourself.” Additionally, she was named a United Nations Ambassador in 2009, and in this role, she has worked particularly in empowering vulnerable children by helping provide clean water, education, and medical services. 

You learn from your mistakes.

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Perhaps most importantly, she knows that many see her as a role model and that this brings a huge deal of responsibility. “I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids,” she told E! Online.

READ: “13 Reasons Why” Does Much More Than Glorify Suicide, Selena Gomez Explained

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