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Marriage Equality In Mexico Adds To Incredible Momentum As Love Wins All Around The World

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Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT), love is winning all around the world.

Marriage equality in Mexico has made another step in the right direction as the state of San Luis Potosí passes it into law.

More than half of Mexico now has marriage equality.

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The state becomes the 17th to allow same-sex marriage.

The crowd gathered to watch the vote celebrated the long-awaited decision.

And like, tears. The group chanted “Si, se pudo!” in celebration of the decision.

Mexicans of all backgrounds across the country are celebrating the achievement.

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As the state joins the growing list of countries and states that have marriage quality, this vote proves that love is love and love always wins.

And for it to have happened on #IDAHOBIT, yasss!

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia is an international day to call attention to the discrimination and prejudice that members of the LGBTQ community experience every day.

Reminding people everywhere that “We’re here, We’re queer, Get used to it!”

The win for marriage quality comes just a day after the state of Hidalgo passed similar legislation allowing for same-sex marriage.

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In Hidalgo, the law passed with the support of 18 out of 20 legislators!

San Luis Postosí is the third state just this year to help love win! But Mexico still has a few more to go until everyone has access to marriage equality.

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As of today, 17 out of 32 Mexican states now allow for same-sex marriage. It was in 2010 when Mexico City became the first state to do so.

The news out of Mexico today isn’t the only proof that #LoveWins:

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Also in Mexico, the president declared May 17th as a national day against LGBTQ phobia. And while the Equality Act has no chance of becoming actual law in the US because of President Trump, the US House made history by passing it for the very first time.

Meanwhile, across the world in Taiwan, the country has become the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. That is huge.

Marriage Equality In Mexico Adds To Incredible Momentum As Love Wins All Around The World

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And we couldn’t agree more, so please World, more of this!

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Here’s Your Reminder Of The Caesar Salad’s Mexican Roots

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Here’s Your Reminder Of The Caesar Salad’s Mexican Roots

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Those who don’t know any better give Mexican food a bad rap for being cheap and greasy. However, the Mexican culinary world expands far past Taco Bell and Taco Cabana. Authentic Mexican food is fresh, bold, delicious and versatile.

In fact, Mexico is responsible for one of the biggest fine dining staples there is.

Mexico is, in fact, the birthplace of the creamy and crisp Caesar salad.

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As the story goes, the Caesar salad was created in Tijuana, Mexico by an Italian restaurateur named Caesar Cardini. It was 1924 when Cardini established his restaurant in the tourist destination to cater to American guests escaping prohibition. While no one really knows the true story, most agree the salad was created over 4th of July holiday weekend.

Supposedly, the dish was completely improvised. Cardini is said to have thrown together several ingredients he had at his disposal and it created the fresh, delicious gourmet salad.

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According to What’s Cooking America, the original recipe used a base of romain lettuce leafs. Additionally, garlic, parmesan cheese, croutons, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce were added.

Rumor has it that it was Cardini’s brother, Alex, that added anchovies in 1926. He named his remix the “Aviator’s Salad.” Still, this anchovy-filled dish was so popular that it became known as the official Caesar salad.

Parts of this story is hard to prove, but it comes with a famous witness to offer some legitimacy to it.

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The famous English chef, Julia Child, shared her first encounter with the iconic salad. In her book, “From Julia Child’s Kitchen,” the chef recounted her experience in a Tijuana restaurant. She wrote:

“My parents, of course, ordered the salad. Caesar himself rolled the big cart up to the table, tossed the romaine in a great wooden bowl, and I wish I could say I remembered his every move, but I don’t. They only thing I see again clearly is the eggs. I can see him break 2 eggs over that romaine and roll them in, the greens going all creamy as the eggs flowed over them. Two eggs in a salad? Two one-minute coddled eggs? And garlic-flavored croutons, and grated Parmesan cheese? It was a sensation of a salad from coast to coast, and there were even rumblings of its success in Europe.”

It’s popularity in Europe cause people to mistakenly think the Caesar salad is Italian.

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However, the dish is 100% authentically Mexican cuisine. To recognize the delectable salad, in 1953, it was declared “the greatest recipe to originate from the Americas in 50 years” by the International Society of Epicure. We wouldn’t expect anything less from this Mexican classic.

Walmart Launches 24-Hour Delivery Service In Mexico, You Can Literally Text What You Want To Their WhatsApp Number

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Walmart Launches 24-Hour Delivery Service In Mexico, You Can Literally Text What You Want To Their WhatsApp Number

You may not give WhatsApp a second glance in the App Store, but in other countries, it’s the messaging app of choice.

It’s so big in Mexico, for instance, that Walmart Mexico is now accepting grocery delivery orders for its Superama supermarkets sent via the messaging app.

Walmart and WhatsApp team up to bring 24-hour home delivery to the masses.

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WhatsApp, the free text-messaging service owned by social media platform Facebook, is ubiquitous throughout Mexico. Superama shoppers can text an order to a WhatsApp number run by Walmart.

According to Walmart, customers can send their orders through WhatsApp to a number owned by Walmart – they don’t even have to type their list out. Many people have already tested the service and apparently, you can send the number a photo of a handwritten list and got a response from a representative immediately.

Yup, you can literally text the WhatsApp number a photo of your handwritten list.

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Superama is charging about $2.55 for delivery within 90 minutes or $2 for orders with longer turnaround times. It also accepts payment in cash or card on delivery.

The Walmart-owned grocery chain, which makes up 92 of the retail giant’s 2,459 stores in Mexico, already takes orders through its website and app.

Clearly, though, it’s hoping that WhatsApp’s ubiquitous presence in the country will encourage more potential customers to give grocery delivery a shot.

And apparently, the representatives at the other end of that WhatsApp conversation are super helpful.

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Like who doesn’t want a response from Walmart full of emojis and helpful suggestions on buying the best of the best?! Everyone, that’s who!

Walmart already offers delivery through its own app, online, and via CornerShop.

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But many are excited for the whole new market that this opens up and the novel use of an app that millions of people already use on a daily basis.

You could literally switch between a conversation with you tia about your novio and then chat with a representative at Walmart about which type of cereal you want delivered to your door.

Reactions across Twitter have been overwhelmingly positive.

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Many pointed out that people don’t have the smartphones required to run complicated apps – WhatsApp is a simple messaging service – meaning that mobile delivery service could be available to a wider audience.

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