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Cuddling And Wrestling Are Just Two Ways To Make Money On The Side

Side hustles are a way of life for young people and they can be anything.

Side hustles are a very important and common part of the economy for young people. Whether it is freelance writing, social media managing, or consulting, you know someone who is working a side hustle to make ends meet. The upside to these side hustles is that they can be anything you want them to be. mitú’s new show “Side Hustle” is taking you behind the scene of some of the most intriguing side hustles. The first episode explores side hustles you can do with your body that kind of make sense.

Janelle Perez is the brains behind CuddleLux, a professional cuddling service.

There is something to be said about a good cuddle. The right touch and squeeze and alleviate all of your stress from the day. For some people, there just isn’t anyone at home to provide that kind of physical touch that can change everything. Fortunately, CuddleLux is expanding a market of people who just want a little cuddle at the end of the day. Despite people first thinking that the idea was weird, according to Perez, they usually come around to the idea of professional cuddling.

“I don’t think that my parents know but my siblings know,” Perez admits to co-host Sasha Merci. “I charge $120 an hour, but the industry rate is $80 an hour. I was doing a regular day job and I just found that it wasn’t for me. I didn’t have enough time with my son, time with myself. I was just running around like a crazy person. I was like, ‘This is for the birds. I’ve got to find something else. Something more flexible.’”

Dirty Sanchez is a luchador that is basically living out our childhood dreams.

We all have memories and home videos of us playing lucha libre with our primos and hermanos. It was just something that we did and we never worried about anyone getting hurt because we were young and invincible. Dirty Sanchez just never grew past the obsession phase and it led him to a profitable side hustle. Now, don’t go calling it fake. Dirty Sanchez is not here for that kind of talk.

“I have plenty of doctor bills to prove that it’s not fake,” Dirty Sanchez tells co-host David Alvarez. “When I’m going to hit you, I’m going to hit you but you’re not going to go to the hospital. I was doing a show in Philadelphia. It was a deathmatch. So we decided to go up on this high balcony that they had so they threw me off and unfortunately that table did not break my fall so I must have fallen about 20 to 25 feet. They checked up on me and said, yeah, pretty much what I had did was pretty much everything in my stomach had came loose and went completely down from that impact.”

Watch more Side Hustle on We Are Mitú’s YouTube channel.

READ: Sasha Merci And David Alvarez Explore The World Of Side Hustles In New Series

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‘Planeta G’ Is A YouTube Series Dedicated To Highlighting Latino Environmental Activists

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‘Planeta G’ Is A YouTube Series Dedicated To Highlighting Latino Environmental Activists

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Greenpeace has been fighting to save the planet and the environment since 1971. The Canadian organization has been there to fight for the planet every step of the way and it has fostered new leaders. Planeta G is the latest project out of Greenpeace and it is highlighting Latinos who are in the fight to save the planet and reverse climate change.

Planeta G is here to make sure that Latino environmental activists get the recognition that they deserve.

The bi-weekly web series is centered around exploring the intersectionality between environmental activism and the Latino identity. According to a recent study by Yale, 70 percent of Latinos are concerned about the environment. Latinos are also among the communities more disproportionately impacted by climate change.

According to an interview with Grist, Valentina Stackl and Crystal Mojica started “Planeta G” in order to highlight more Latino voices. Communities of color face several instances of environmental injustice in their communities. This includes lack of access to affordable healthcare, education, and housing.

It is brought to you by two co-hosts: Crystal Mojica.

Mojica is a senior communications specialist for Greenpeace USA and, according to the website, has spent a lot of her career in the environmental space. Mojica, who was raised in Colombia as a child, has volunteered for the Peace Corps and worked to advance reproductive rights for all women.

And Valentina Stackl.

Stackl was born in Europe after her mother, a Jewish-Chilean journalist, fled the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. After moving to the U.S. at 16, Stackl got involved in international environmental justice starting with working with farmworkers.

The co-hosts are also using their platform to remind people to vote and the importance of using their voice.

The next election is drawing near and there are so many reasons for Latinos to vote. They have to make their voices heard and there are several issues that deeply impact the community.

“Latinx people are especially becoming more empowered than ever before to speak out. But we’ve done it before,” Stackl told Grist. “Historically, we think back to Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez and the labor movement. Sometimes we forget that. We care. The experiences of the people that we’ve spoken to on the show reflect that.”

The co-hosts are delivering more than interviews to combat climate change.

It is known that the vegan diet is more sustainable and better for the environment. Being vegan means you are helping to cut down on greenhouse gases from farming. There is also the benefit of not contributing to deforestation for farmland due to the demand of meat in the world.

The vegan versions of Latino foods is still in line with the web series’ mission to challenge dispel myths about Latinos. Planeta G is showing how you can make some delicious versions of Latino food without using all of the animal products. They even promise to fool your mom.

READ: Environmental Advocates Are Offering Tips On How People In Mexico City Can Shop With The New Plastic Bag Ban

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President Trump Attempted To Register His Trademark In Cuba In 2008 To Open Hotels And More

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President Trump Attempted To Register His Trademark In Cuba In 2008 To Open Hotels And More

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New reports show that President Donald Trump tried to register his trademark in Cuba in 2008. The revelation shows another contradiction from President Trump who promised not to do business in Cuba until the island was a free democracy. The news comes just one week into Hispanic Heritage Month and has left some on social media questioning President Trump’s commitment to Cuban-Americans.

A new Miami Herald story is shining a light on Trump’s attempted business dealings in Cuba.

The story highlights President Trump’s hypocrisy and frequent contradictions throughout his life. The president’s attempted business dealings in Cuba came after he told the Cuban American National Foundation that he would not. During a 1999 speech, President Trump promised that he would not do business in Cuba until the island and the people were free.

For some, the revelation comes as a reminder of President Trump’s record with the Latino community. Latinos have been a constant target for Trump’s attacks since he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals when announcing his candidacy in 2015.

The news has angered Latinos who see the gesture as a sign of betrayal.

“I’ve had a lot of offers and, sadly, it’s all be very recently, to go into Cuba on deals. Business deals, real estate, and other deals,” Trump said at the 1999 speech in front of the Cuban American National Foundation. “I’ve rejected them on the basis that I will go when Cuba is free.”

Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, Republican political pundit and outspoken Trump critic, did not hold back.

Navarro-Cárdenas is one Republican who has long stood up against President Trump. Her tweets highlighted the fact that President Trump didn’t try to do business in Cuba just once. There are several instances that show that the president tried to make business happen in Cuba.

“Putting money and investing money in Cuba right now doesn’t go to the people of Cuba,” Trump told the audience in 1999. “It goes into the pockets of Fidel Castro.”

People are not completely shocked by the news.

The Trump administration has also been tied to the Cuban government. Earlier this year, news surfaced that Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, met with “Castro’s son” in Cuba. The meeting happened in 2017 just days before the inauguration. Emails show Manafort trying to relay information from “Castro’s son” to Kathleen T. McFarland, who would go on to be the Deputy National Security Advisor for the Trump administration.

The 2020 election is going to be one of the most important elections in our lifetime. Make sure you and your friends are registered to vote and commit them to voting. You can go to IWillVote.com or VoyaVotar.com and text TODOS to 30330 today to learn what choices you have to vote in your community and get information on where and when to vote.

You vote is your voice. Make sure you use it this election. So many have fought for your right to vote.

READ: Latinos For Trump Posted A Collage Of Flag For Hispanic Heritage Month And Got Some Wrong

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