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At what age will you die based on your zodiac sign?

Most people would consult a crystal ball to find out just what death has in store. But, we know that your zodiac is just as likely to know what the circumstances of your death are going to be.

Are you ready for the cold, hard truth? Read on to find out just how you’ll kick the bucket … at what age will you die based on your zodiac sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Aries, you’re a firecracker. You’ve got bucketloads of passion to spare. It’s no secret that you seek adventure in your life. Your death will definitely reflect this.

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Most likely, you’ll end up dying in the fiery depths of an active volcano. How you got there, no-one will know. But they will know it was you, by the backpack you’ll leave behind. News reports will talk about how you couldn’t resist the thought of adding to your legacy by climbing your way to the top of a volcano.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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You’re a grounded, sensible sort, Taurus. People know you for your loyalty, and your stubbornness. To be honest, they can’t imagine you dying – you’re too reliable to just go and die on everyone.

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So, your death will take everyone by surprise. In short: it’ll be a car crash. You’ll be minding your own business, driving your car through the countryside, when out of nowhere, a bale of hay will roll its way toward you. You can guess the rest.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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Gemini, you enjoy being social and chatting to anyone who doesn’t mind not being able to get a word in edgeways. Your family wouldn’t be surprised if you died mid-sentence.

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So how will you go? You’ll be singing your heart out at karaoke. Literally. Screaming the words to Despacito the way that you do is no good for anyone’s heart. Even though the ambulance mightn’t arrive on time, at least you’ll have something that’s a little different on your tombstone.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Cancer, let’s face it, your defining characteristic is your sensitivity. You’re a romantic at heart. Those that know you would say that you’d most likely die from a broken heart.

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But, your death will be the opposite. It will be romantic. But still oh-so-devastating. Filled with wanderlust, and all sorts of other lust, you’ll be enjoying a cruise with your lover. The pair of you will inevitably find yourselves re-enacting that scene from Titanic. You know the one. As you yell joyfully off the front of the ship, your lover will realise they won’t be able to hold you, and you’ll end up in the water, lost to the seas.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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Leo, you’re a bit of a drama queen. You like being the centre of attention, and the centre of the party. Your friends would guess that you’d most likely die with a glass of sangria in one hand, and a cigarette in the other.

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This means that your death will be kind of tragic, in its own way. You’ll most likely die alone, surrounded by cats. Which is fine, since your cats are pretty much like family, anyway. The only problem will be that no-one will be able to ask the cats just what exactly happened. Although, the spilled bag of kibble and the ladder on the floor might give it away.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Virgo, with your penchant for perfectionism, most people would guess that you’d live forever. You’re the type to follow a strict, healthy diet, exercise right, and meditate your way through life. You’d think that would grant you some sort of immunity to dying, right?

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So your death will be unremarkable. To be honest, most people would die for a chance to have a peaceful death like yours. You’ll be old, surrounded by family and friends, and will most likely pass in your sleep.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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Libra, you’re one hella busy babe. You’re usually juggling 10,000 things at once, and you’re pretty good at doing it, too!

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You death will be a big mystery. One day you’ll just vanish. You’ll be the subject of a best-selling book, and extremely popular podcast. People will speculate whether you’ve really died, or whether you’re now sunning yourself on a nice beach somewhere, chuckling over the commentary in the media.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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You’re a bit of a mystery, Scorpio. You’re loyal, but also competitive to a fault. This all comes down to your intensity, and you invest a lot in your relationships.

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Scorpio, with your insatiable appetite for sex, did you expect to kick the bucket any other way? While it’s rare, it’s entirely possible to die from having a really vigorous bonk. At least you’re going out with a … bang.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Sagittarius, it’s hard to tell what defines you more: your curiosity and energy, or your serious case of wanderlust. Extroverted and optimistic are two words that people use when they describe you. You’re known for being a chill, fun-loving person. Most would think that you’d die from being too relaxed.

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But it’s exactly your sense of fun that’ll see you kick the bucket, Sagittarius. Just like the Greek philosopher Chrysippus of Soli, you’ll most likely die of laughter. Although, you probably won’t be laughing for the same reason he did – it was after he watched a donkey trying to eat figs.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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Capricorn, you are known for being controlled, conscientious and practical. You’re disciplined and hard-working. Most would say that you’re dedicated to becoming a success. In fact, they’d guess that that would be your downfall, and they’d almost be right.

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Rather, you’ll most likely die trying to prove a point. Think along the lines of Clement Vallandigham, a 19th century lawyer, who accidentally shot himself dead trying to prove that a victim could have accidentally shot himself dead. At least you’ll die right, Capricorn.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

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Aquarius, you’re intelligent, quirky, and friendly. We know that, at your core, you’re a humanitarian. You can’t resist the opportunity to do a good deed.

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Which is why we know that even if we warn you not to volunteer overseas anymore, you’re probably not going to listen to us. After all, you’d rather die knowing you were doing it in the name of bettering humanity, right? Just watch out for the food. It’s not going to be gentle on your insides.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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As a water sign, you’ve got sensitivity covered, Pisces. You care about your friends and family deeply. But, unfortunately, that’s not going to stop your death.

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Pisces, we won’t beat around the bush. You’re going to drown. But not in the way you expect. Beware of glasses of water from here, because they’re not your friend. Sure, hydration is important, but so is avoiding suspicious drinks.

So now you know how you’re going to go. Were you surprised by your zodiac, or did you already have suspicions about your future? Let us know what you think on our Facebook page by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

Luis Fonsi is kicking off 2021 with a new single. The Puerto Rican superstar premiered the music video for “Vacío” on Feb. 18 featuring rising Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro. The guys put a new spin on the classic “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four.

Luis Fonsi throws it back to his románticas.

“I called Omar Alfanno, the writer of ‘A Puro Dolo,’ who is a dear friend,” Fonsi tells Latido Music. “I told him what my idea was [with ‘Vacío’] and he loved it. He gave me his blessing, so I wrote a new song around a few of those lines from ‘A Puro Dolor’ to bring back that nostalgia of those old romantic tunes that have been a part of my career as well. It’s a fresh production. It sounds like today, but it has that DNA of a true, old-school ballad.”

The world got to know Fonsi through his global smash hit “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017. The remix with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber took the song to new heights. That was a big moment in Fonsi’s music career that spans over 20 years.

There’s more to Fonsi than “Despacito.”

Fonsi released his first album, the fittingly-titled Comenzaré, in 1998. While he was on the come-up, he got the opportunity of a lifetime to feature on Christina Aguilera’s debut Latin album Mi Reflejo in 2000. The two collaborated on “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” Fonsi scored multiple Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1s in the years that followed and one of the biggest hits was “No Me Doy Por Vencido” in 2008. That was his career-defining romantic ballad.

“Despacito” remains the second most-viewed music video on YouTube with over 7.2 billion views. The hits did not stop there. Later in 2017, he teamed up with Demi Lovato for “Échame La Culpa,” which sits impressively with over 2 billion views.

He’s also appearing on The Voice next month.

Not only is Fonsi working on his new album, but also he’s giving advice to music hopefuls for the new season of The Voice that’s premiering on March 1. Kelly Clarkson tapped him as her Battle Advisor. In an exclusive interview, Fonsi talked with us about “Vacío,” The Voice, and a few of his greatest hits.

What was the experience like to work with Rauw Alejandro for “Vacío”?

Rauw is cool. He’s got that fresh sound. Great artist. Very talented. Amazing onstage. He’s got that great tone and delivery. I thought he had the perfect voice to fit with my voice in this song. We had talked about working together for awhile and I thought that this was the perfect song. He really is such a star. What he’s done in the last couple of years has been amazing. I love what he brought to the table on this song.

Now I want to go through some of your greatest hits. Do you remember working with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album?

How could you not remember working with her? She’s amazing. That was awhile back. That was like 1999 or something like that. We were both starting out and she was putting out her first Spanish album. I got to sing a beautiful ballad called “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” I got to work with her in the studio and see her sing in front of the mic, which was awesome. She’s great. One of the best voices out there still to this day.

What’s one of your favorite memories of “No Me Doy Por Vencido”?

“No Me Doy Por Vencido” is one of the biggest songs in my career. I think it’s tough to narrow it down just to one memory. I think in general the message of the song is what sticks with me. The song started out as a love song, but it turned into an anthem of hope. We’ve used the song for different important events and campaigns. To me, that song has such a powerful message. It’s bigger than just a love song. It’s bringing hope to people. It’s about not giving up. To be able to kind of give [people] hope through a song is a lot more powerful than I would’ve ever imagined. It’s a very special song.

I feel the message is very relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re living through.

Oh yeah! I wrote that song a long time ago with Claudia Brant, and during the first or second month of the lockdown when we were all stuck at home, we did a virtual writing session and we rewrote “No Me Doy Por Vencido.” Changing the lyrics, kind of adjusting them to this situation that we’re living now. I haven’t recorded it. I’ll do something with it eventually. It’s really cool. It still talks about love. It talks about reuniting. Like the light at the end of the tunnel. It has the hope and love backbone, but it has to do a lot with what we’re going through now.

What do you think of the impact “Despacito” made on the industry?

It’s a blessing to be a part of something so big. Again, it’s just another song. We write these songs and the moment you write them, you don’t really know what’s going to happen with them. Or sometimes you run into these surprises like “Despacito” where it becomes a global phenomenon. It goes No. 1 in places where Spanish songs had never been played. I’m proud. I’m blessed. I’m grateful to have worked with amazing people like Daddy Yankee. Like Justin Bieber for the remix and everyone else involved in the song. My co-writer Erika Ender. The producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. It was really a team effort and it’s a song that obviously changed my career forever.

What was the experience like to work with Demi Lovato on “Echáme La Culpa”?

She’s awesome! One of the coolest recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of. She really wanted to sing in Spanish and she was so excited. We did the song in Spanish and English, but it was like she was more excited about the Spanish version. And she nailed it! She nailed it from the beginning. There was really not much for me to say to her. I probably corrected her once or twice in the pronunciation, but she came prepared and she brought it. She’s an amazing, amazing, amazing vocalist.

You’re going to be a battle advisor on The Voice. What was the experience like to work with Kelly Clarkson?

She’s awesome. What you see is what you get. She’s honest. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s humble and she’s been very supportive of my career. She invited me to her show and it speaks a lot that she wanted me to be a part of her team as a Battle Advisor for the new season. She supports Latin music and I’m grateful for that. She’s everything you hope she would be. She’s the real deal, a true star, and just one of the coolest people on this planet.

What can we expect from you in 2021?

A lot of new music. Obviously, everything starts today with “Vacío.” This is literally the beginning of what this new album will be. I’ve done nothing but write and record during the last 10 months, so I have a bunch of songs. Great collaborations coming up. I really think the album will be out probably [in the] third or fourth quarter this year. The songs are there and I’m really eager for everybody to hear them.

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Dangerous: Cartels Are Using TikTok To Lure Young People

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Dangerous: Cartels Are Using TikTok To Lure Young People

If you’ve ever wondered what someone with a bulletproof vest and an AR-15 would look like flossing — the dance, not the method of dental hygiene — apparently the answer to that question can be found on TikTok.

Unfortunately, it’s not as a part of some absurdist sketch comedy or surreal video art installation. Instead, it’s part of a growing trend of drug cartels in Mexico using TikTok as a marketing tool. Nevermind the fact that Mexico broke grim records last year for the number of homicides and cartel violence, the cartels have found an audience on TikTok and that’s a serious cause for concern.

Mexican cartels are using TikTok to gain power and new recruits.

Just a couple of months ago, a TikTok video showing a legit high-speed chase between police and drug traffickers went viral. Although it looked like a scene from Netflix’s Narcos series, this was a very real chase in the drug cartel wars and it was viewed by more than a million people.

Typing #CartelTikTok in the social media search bar brings up thousands of videos, most of them from people promoting a “cartel culture” – videos with narcocorridos, and presumed members bragging about money, fancy cars and a luxury lifestyle.

Viewers no longer see bodies hanging from bridges, disembodied heads on display, or highly produced videos with messages to their enemies. At least not on TikTok. The platform is being used mainly to promote a lifestyle and to generate a picture of luxury and glamour, to show the ‘benefits’ of joining the criminal activities.

According to security officials, the promotion of these videos is to entice young men who might be interested in joining the cartel with images of endless cash, parties, military-grade weapons and exotic pets like tiger cubs.

Cartels have long used social media to shock and intimidate their enemies.

And using social media to promote themselves has long been an effective strategy. But with Mexico yet again shattering murder records, experts on organized crime say Cartel TikTok is just the latest propaganda campaign designed to mask the blood bath and use the promise of infinite wealth to attract expendable young recruits.

“It’s narco-marketing,” said Alejandra León Olvera, an anthropologist at Spain’s University of Murcia, in a statement to the New York Times. The cartels “use these kinds of platforms for publicity, but of course it’s hedonistic publicity.”

Mexico used to be ground zero for this kind of activity, where researchers created a new discipline out of studying these narco posts. Now, gangs in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and the United States are also involved.

A search of the #CartelTikTok community and its related accounts shows people are responding. Public comments from users such as “Y’all hiring?” “Yall let gringos join?” “I need an application,” or “can I be a mule? My kids need Christmas presents,” are on some of the videos.

One of the accounts related to this cartel community publicly answered: “Of course, hay trabajo para todos,” “I’ll send the application ASAP.” “How much is the pound in your city?” “Follow me on Instagram to talk.” The post, showing two men with $100 bills and alcohol, had more than a hundred comments.

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