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Latino Artists Owned The 2018 American Music Awards By Sweeping Awards And Delivering Amazing Performances

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Latinos have become a driving force in the music industry and there’s a reason why. Music is part of our culture. Every group has their own specific dance and music style. How many of you spent hours with abuela or abuelo learning the different dances so you could show off at the family reunions? Here’s how the American Music Awards (AMAs) went down and who came out as the winners of the night.

First, let’s talk about all of the awards Latinos took home last night.

Latinos took home eight awards last night including some of the top awards of the night. Cardi B and Camila Cabello battled it out for the most AMA awards and Cabello pulled ahead with one more award than Cardi B.

Camila Cabello snagged four awards last night.

The Cuban-Mexican pop star won Favorite Song – Pop/Rock with “Havana,” Favorite Music Video for “Havana,” Collaboration of The Year for “Havana” with Young Thug and was honored as the New Artist of the Year. Cabello thanked her fans every time she accepted an award because she wouldn’t be where she was today without them.

Look at how happy the pop star is carrying out all of her trophies.

“I want to thank my fans,” Cabello said when accepting the New Artist of the Year award. “Thank you so much for having my back.”

Cardi B was just behind Cabello with three awards of her own.

That’s right. The new mommy walked away from the AMAs with three awards. She won Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Finesse” with fellow Latino Bruno Mars, Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop for “Bodak Yellow” and Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop.

Oh, and the new parents stunned on the red carpet.

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Not only are they beautiful people, their outfits were absolutely jaw dropping.

Bruno Mars shared his award with Cardi B.

He took home Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Finesse.” The song was a phenomenon when it was released and took over social media and radio stations across the country.

Daddy Yankee came through for Puerto Rico with his own win.

Daddy Yankee left with Favorite Artist – Latin. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise since Daddy Yankee’s musical career was definitely experiencing a revival like no other thanks to the wild success of “Despacito.”

But snagging trophies wasn’t the only thing that Latinos did at the AMAs. They also brought the house down.

Tbh, that was all of us last night watching our favorite stars take the stage to rock the crowd.

The performance of the night was Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny.

That Spanish bit shook the audience to their core. It is the American Music Awards after all and a lot of people in the U.S. speak Spanish. In fact, there are more Spanish speakers in the U.S. than there are people in Spain making the U.S. the second country for Spanish speakers behind Mexico.

Camila Cabello brought the audience to a stand still with her spellbinding performance of “Consequences.”

The singer gave fans a toned down performance. She was wearing a formal gown and was accompanied by an orchestra as she belted out the heartbreaking ballad.

It’s basically mandatory to have Jennifer Lopez perform at every music award show at this point and she doesn’t disappoint.

The Puerto Rican superstar sang “Limitless,” which is a song from her new movie “Second Act.” Lopez told reporters on the red carpet that the song was written by Sia specifically for the movie and she was excited to bring new life to the song on stage.

But the most talked about moment from the show was of Mariah Carey performing live for the first since her NYE debacle.

Honestly, the fact that so many mane popped out of her dress as she performed should be seen as iconic. However, it was not enough to distract people from what a lot of people are saying was Carey lip syncing during her AMAs performance.

The skepticism since her NYE performance is still strong.

The shaaaaaaaade of it all.

What was your favorite part of the 2018 American Music Awards?

Did you turn into Cabello while watching from your living room?


READ: Latinos Dominated The 2018 MTV VMAs With Some Of Your Faves Taking Home The Top Awards

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Mexico Isn't Paying For A Wall But The Trump Administration Is Paying Mexico To Stop Central American Migrants

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Mexico Isn’t Paying For A Wall But The Trump Administration Is Paying Mexico To Stop Central American Migrants

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Since President Trump took office he’s promised that Mexico would pay for a border wall, a demand the country has refused. For now, in the Trump administration’s strategy to stop illegal immigration, the United States instead plans to pay Mexico. The administration is moving through with plans to pay $20 million to Mexico to deport migrants and stop them from reaching the U.S. This comes after Democrats blocked the measure in Congress and the Mexican government dismissed the proposal.

Congress was told late on Oct. 1 that the funds had already been transferred over the weekend.

The administration intends to take $20 million in foreign assistance funds and use it to help Mexico pay plane and bus fares to deport as many as 17,000 people who are in that country illegally. The administration hopes the money will help increase deportations of Central Americans, many of whom go through Mexico to get to the U.S. Any unauthorized immigrant in Mexico who is a known or suspected terrorist will also be deported under the program.

Thousands of Central Americans travel through Mexico to come to the U.S. and either cross the border illegally or apply for asylum from their home countries. Fifty-seven thousand Central Americans were deported from Mexico in the first half of 2018, according to the Associated Press.

The Mexican government has yet to agree to terms with the U.S. on the measure.

Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto rejected the proposal in September. His successor Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a populist, hasn’t made a formal announcement about his position on the program. Many believe that López Obrador is not likely to accept the proposal, despite having a friendly relationship with Trump.

The State Department notified Congress first in September that the funds were going to be transferred to the Department of Homeland Security.

President Trump and Lopez Obrador spoke over the phone recently about the development in Central America.

The three North American countries are meeting in Washington with delegations from Central American countries about recent developments, according to ABC News.

The program aims to help relieve immigration flows through Mexico to the U.S.

The Trump administration has worked tirelessly to curb immigration, legal and illegal. They have changed rules as to who qualifies for asylum and implemented a “zero tolerance” policy designed to separate families as a deterrent.

Immigrant advocacy groups have called the deportation aid for Mexico a misguided use of money. Instead, advocates are calling on officials to handle the issues that are forcing people to flee their homes and countries for a better, safer life.

“We shouldn’t be paying another country to do our dirty work; we should actually be fixing our immigration system and helping these countries get back on solid footing,” said Ali Noorani, the executive director of the National Immigration Forum told the NY Times. “It smacks of desperation.


READ: Trump Administration Transferred Nearly $10 Million From FEMA To ICE For Detention Programs

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