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Find Out Which Zodiac Sign Makes The Perfect Partner For You

Some of us might think astrology has absolutely nothing do con el amor. I mean, they say que uno no escoge de quién se enamora. But truth is, there are certain guys and girls we get along with way easier than others, which makes relationships less work and more fun. This is the novio/novia that would rock your world, in the positive sense, based on your astrological sign.

Aries

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

While Aries run the show, you couldn’t stand someone with a submissive personality that would just follow your every move. You need an equal, someone who is as driven as you. As a fire sign, you need someone who is going to fuel your stamina and adventure, but it’d be great if your partner is a bit more cautious than you are and doesn’t react to your mal genio.


Taurus

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer and Pisces.

You need a friend before anything else. You don’t believe in “love at first sight” and don’t go around trusting everyone. For you, love is for life so you need to make sure you are with the right person before diving in head first. You need stability, trust and a bit of romance. Your ideal date is probably a quiet evening a home, with your favorite movie and mucha comida. Don’t we all?

Gemini

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Amas la aventura, homebodies needn’t apply. You crave intellectual stimulation and you love being around someone who challenges the way you think in a unaggressive way. You love hanging out with friends and family, so you need a sociable partner. You live for romance and you’re the happiest once you’ve found the (right) one.

Cancer

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Pisces, Taurus and Cancer.

You’re the Care Bear of zodiac signs and you usually wear your heart on your sleeve, however you truly only click with few people. The phrase “marry your best friend” was probably invented by a Cancer because that’s exactly what you crave. You love being at home and sharing that sacred space with your significant other. That’s what makes you truly happy. You crave constant love, attention and affection, so an independent soul wouldn’t do it for you.

Leo

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Aries, Sagittarius and Libra.

The king or queen of the jungle. You’re full of confidence and social grace. You have no problem speaking your mind and drool over affection more like a perrito than a lion. Loving partners who are not afraid of PDA are your thing. You like physical, verbal and emotional loving affirmations. You seek beauty and a partner who will shine on your arm, without stealing your spotlight. You need to feel super proud of your partner and often aim to date what some may consider “outside of your league.”

Virgo

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and Capricorn.

You are known as the solterón of the zodiac (Virgo guys more so than girls) and because you’re totally comfortable with being single, you will not settle for less than the ideal partner you have in mind. You take your time getting to know a person and hope they’ll play the script as you imagine it in your mind. You need someone who will make you feel at home and give you amor incondicional.

Libra

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Gemini, Aquarius, Sagittarius and Leo.

You seek fairness, balance and equality in all aspects of your life. You’re analytical and indecisive which means it takes foreeeever for you to find someone you actually like as your mate. You need a soulmate who is passionate, funny, smart and warm, but also independent. Libra needs to like their partner as much as they love them.

Scorpio

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio.

Your friends and partners tend to have that strange feeling that you’re always keeping a secret and to some extent, they’re right because you’re the kind of person who likes to keep certain bits private. Bottom line, you’re afraid someone is going to see your true colors and find they are not enough. When you fall in love, you overcome that fear of opening your heart. Oh and sex is everything to you. You’re into role playing, acrobatic positions, sex toys, you name it. You must have a partner who is a sexually inclined as you are.

Sagittarius

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Aries, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

Liberty is a must for you. That doesn’t mean you’ll cheat on your partner, it’s just that you need to feel like you’re in the relationship out of free will, without formalities or rules, and know that there is always a door open for you to go out and venture. Your perfect pair gives you the right amount of space and encourages you to be a better version of yourself.

Capricorn

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

At first sight you might come off as conservative and stubborn, but deep down you’re full of emotions and you relate better to those who can see your true self. You crave someone who would accept you just the way you are *Bruno Mars voice*, with your thirst for success and your workaholic tendencies. You value maturity and hard work. Anyone who behaves like a child can keep it moving.

Aquarius

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius and Aries.

Above everything else, you need a partner who believes in you, in your projects and on your vision. You need someone who will be ok waiting for you to finish your work (hopefully while they’re occupied on their own projects) and then having long, cerebral and existential conversations at dinner. You take your time opening up to a person. For you, friendship is the base of everything. Your true soulmate is someone you can be yourself with, laugh with, share dreams with and even bring those dreams to fruition with. Stimulation, playfulness and flirtiness are fundamental for you. Oh yeah, you’re also the boss, but you’re real subtle about it.

Pisces

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Cancer, Scorpio and Taurus.

Since you live in a fantasy world, you need a partner who can keep you grounded. You’re best with someone who is playful and creative, while also on top of things you tend to overlook. You need to feel inspired by your partner. You need someone who will lead you on a path of creation and discovery while making you feel like there is a divine connection between you two.


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US Border Patrol Sent This Man And His Child Back To Mexico And Hours Later They Were Thrown Into Trucks And Abducted

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US Border Patrol Sent This Man And His Child Back To Mexico And Hours Later They Were Thrown Into Trucks And Abducted

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It seems like every day we hear another tragic story about a family being denied entry to the US, or a archer dying with his daughter as they attempt to cross the Rio Grande. The news coming from the US-Mexico border is largely framed in Trump’s quest to literally seal it off from the rest of the world. 

What we lose in that narrative are the stories that paint the truly disturbing picture of US complacency in the crimes that are being perpetrated against the people we are sending back to Mexico as they await their court dates. Many of these people are fleeing extreme violence and poverty in their native countries and yet the US is forcing entire families to wait in what they themselves call “no-go zones” — areas that are so dangerous the US advises it’s own citizens to avoid all travel to.

Trump’s ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’ – commonly known as ‘Remain in Mexico’ – is jeopardizing people’s lives. 

According to a report by VICE News, a man and his family were kidnapped hours after being turned back to Mexico. 

After being turned away by US immigration officials, under the guise of Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, a man identified as David says cartel members surrounded David and a dozen other migrants at a bus station. The exact same bus station the US border patrol had just dropped them off at. 

David is among the estimated 42,000 asylum seekers who’ve been returned to Mexico in recent months under President Trump’s new asylum policies. The Trump administration calls the policy “Migrant Protection Protocols,” but far from offering protection, the policy has led to a brutal wave of kidnappings in some of Mexico’s most dangerous border cities.

“They are sending them to a place that is too dangerous,” Laura, David’s sister, told VICE News. “Why are they doing this? Why, if Mexico is a place that is so dangerous?”

The man and his child were forced into trucks and taken away. 

David told VICE News that he and another dozen or so asylum seekers who had been returned that day to Mexico arrived at the bus station in Nuevo Laredo, a group of 20 men were already waiting for them. Immediately, the men forced David, his child, and the other migrants into trucks, as an immigration official looked their way but did nothing. 

And according to “David,” an immigration official looked their way and did nothing to help. 

David said the kidnappers took his few belongings, including the paperwork U.S. Customs and Border Protection had given him. Without it, he and his child can’t enter the U.S. to attend their hearing in December.

The kidnappers took a dozen pictures of each of the migrants who were being held, and they took notes on everyone — their full names, where they were from, their family members. The cartel was also holding at least 20 other men, plus dozens of children and women, who “were treated like pieces of meat,” David said.

They separated the women from the men, and beat any of the men who turned to look. David said one man tried to escape and they shot him dead.

The cartels know these are some of the most vulnerable people and they’re ready to make money off their suffering.

Powerful criminal organizations have seized on Trump’s changes, targeting asylum seekers with family in the U.S. by holding them hostage until their relatives come up with thousands of dollars to pay for their release.

And the US government is letting it happen.

In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, across from El Paso, Texas, more than 6,000 people are registered as waiting in line just to receive court dates. Many are at shelters run by charities where small children have been sleeping for months on exercise mats. Shelters have been attacked by gunmen, and migrants have been kidnapped by human traffickers as they wait for their names to be called by the U.S. Often, only 10 to 20 families a day are interviewed.

At a migrant camp on the Mexico side of the Gateway International Bridge, which links Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas, migrants don’t have access to showers and resort to bathing in the Rio Grande River, said Dani Marrero Hi, an outreach coordinator at the Texas Civil Rights Project. Earlier this week, a 17-year-old girl had to be rescued after she couldn’t swim against the current, she said.

The Hispanic Caucus wasn’t mincing words, saying they completely blame the administration for this tragedy. 

Several non profit organizations and members of Congress have admonished the administration for acting without care for any of these people’s lives and safety.

Yet a recent Supreme Court ruling empowers Trump to take his cruel ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy even further.

The decision allows the Trump administration to enforce a new rule sharply limiting who can apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. While a legal challenge proceeds, Central Americans who cross through Mexico won’t be able to claim refugee status in the U.S. unless they previously applied for protection from one of the countries they passed through.

After the court decision was announced, the White House issued a statement saying it allowed the administration to make “needed fixes to the broken asylum system,” adding, “This greatly helps build on the progress we’ve made addressing the crisis at our southern border and will ultimately make American communities safer.”

The latest blow to people fleeing violence and political unrest arrives amid President Donald Trump’s push to drive down border crossings. Those numbers have already plunged after he persuaded Mexico under threat of tariffs to send more than 25,000 national guard troops to its borders and to receive tens of thousands of asylum seekers awaiting court hearings in the U.S.

From Mordida To Having Enough Beer To Fill A Stadium, Mexican Birthday Parties For Kids Are Where The Real People Turn Up

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From Mordida To Having Enough Beer To Fill A Stadium, Mexican Birthday Parties For Kids Are Where The Real People Turn Up

There are tons of perks to getting older. You’re finally allowed to do all the things you couldn’t wait to do when growing up. You have more personal freedoms and — with every year you get another opportunity to celebrate your birthday. As awesome as these events can be, they never quite live up to the birthday parties of our childhoods. 

The piñatas, the presents, the pastel — these celebrations were really one of a kind and have set the standard for all the merry-making of our lives. There’s really nothing like the gatherings of our early years and we have plenty of fond memories that prove that our childhood birthday parties really couldn’t be beat when it came to food, fun and family.

1. Getting to go all out with your birthday outfit.

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Just like our parties nowadays, birthdays are an occasion to show out with our best looks. Back then it might have meant appearing in your prettiest princess dress or whatever outfit you had to grab everyone’s attention. Whatever it was, it needed to let the whole party know that they were there for your big day. 

2. Having your party be an excuse for a mini-family reunion. 

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Your birthday party was basically an excuse for your parents to invite every adult they knew. That mostly meant an invite to family members you couldn’t really remember. This wasn’t a problem, though. After all, more guests means more presents. 

3. Getting cash slipped to you as you greet all your tias and tios.

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Speaking of presents, remember when your older family members would causally slip you the best birthday present there is. We’re talking about cold, hard cash. Your birthday party was the one day of the year where your mom didn’t have to nag you about saying “hi” to everyone. You were already ready to get that green even if it meant letting all the tias pinch your cheeks. 

4. Going wild with your primos in the bounce house.

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The bounce house is a staple at any birthday party but they really posed an opportunity for us to go wild as kids. This wasn’t meant to be a relaxing jump; most of the time we were honestly trying to tip this thing over.

5. Taking that same energy to the dance floor when your favorite song came on.

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Another place that we were able to let loose was the dance floor. Back then, it didn’t matter if we didn’t know the dance moves or didn’t have the rhythm down. All that mattered was that we were tiring ourselves out and working up an appetite. 

6. The overwhelming amount of food your family prepared.

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Speaking of being hungry, if there’s one thing that our culture appreciates, it’s food. Back in the day, we all had bottomless stomachs and didn’t have to worry about la dieta. Those were the days. 

7. Having more beer than kids at the party.

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It didn’t seem strange when we were kids, but it definitely makes us laugh now. Growing up, there was always an excess of cerveza at every party we went to. Be it baby shower or christening, beer was always in supply but no time more than during our childhood birthday parties. Now we’re the one’s bring the six-packs into the parties.  

8. Whacking that piñata filled with all your favorite candy.

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No party is complete without a piñata. Who among us doesn’t have a picture like this from one of our parties. While most of us are now on piñata duty, back then we got to take out our aggression by whacking the candy out of these party staples. 

9. Having all your drunken tios singing “Happy Birthday” to you.

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Back during these childhood birthdays, we would have to sit through “Happy Birthday” in both English and Spanish. Sometimes, “Las Mañanitas” was also brought out depending how drunk the tios were. Now, when we suffer through that as adults, it’s usually our friends drunkenly singing to us. 

10. That one family member that just had to smash your face into the cake. 

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Some things you never grow out of and this is one of them. We call this a birthday facial and the sooner you get it over with, the sooner we can eat some cake. 

11. Surviving a cascarones battle with all the other kids (and some of the adults).

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Cascarones are the colorful, confetti-filled eggs that Mexicans have during Easter and at birthday parties. You definitely don’t miss these if you were the kid all the other kids targeted. We’ve still got confetti in our hair from our last cascaron battle. 

12. Having tons of pictures taken of you all throughout the party.

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Having a whole group of people yell at you to smile while blinding you with flashes doesn’t seem like it would be a fond memory but it is. Maybe that’s why we love taking selfies so much.

13. Planning next years party before your last guest even leaves the house.

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One year down and, hopefully, many more to go. When we were kids, we never minded growing older. Catch us at the next children’s birthday party, reliving these memories as adults.

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