A crime you would expect to see out a movie has made waves throughout Mexico. Officials in Mexico claim that thieves made their way into the Mexican mint and stole more than 1,500 gold coins valued at $2.5 million USD. The crime, while still unsolved, is capturing everyone’s imagination.
Mexican authorities are seeking thieves who managed to pull off a movie-level heist.
Authorities say that thieves broke into the Mexican mint, knocked a guard to the ground, took the guard’s gun, and robbed a vault of more than 1,500 gold coins. The details of the heist have left everyone puzzled, and a little skeptical about what really went down.
A lot of people have questions about what the guard was doing that allowed the thieves to make out with the coins.
According to CNN, the guards and two staff members that were working during the time of the robbery were not following protocol. Since they were not following protocol, they were all taken aside for questioning to determine what happened that led to such a massive heist taking place.
Some people feel like the robbers had some inspiration by way of “Money Heist” on Netflix.
Honestly, if a Netflix movie could give someone the inspiration to rob a mint, is incredible. Like, how likely is it really that a little film could encourage two people to rob a mint?
But, more importantly, people are certain that is was actually an inside job.
There are reports that the vault was left open at the time of the robbery. That is some impressive luck if the robbers showed up to a robbery only to find that the vault is open. All that is left to do is wait and see how this all shakes down.
Growing up, I’m sure you all remember going up to your dad, tios, or abuelito asking for your “domingo” (aka your weekly allowance). Or you probably remember doing all these favors and chores for your mom, expecting a little something-something in return. But what might haunt us most of all is when we asked our parents for a raise in our weekly allowance.
I mean, the older we became, the more money we needed and the older we became, the more we realized that nothing in life is free (dun, dun, dun).
But times have changed and new generations of parents are getting a little more creative with how they talk to their children about money and how they teach them about financial literacy at a young age.
Our generation might be judged for spending too much money on avocado toast and iced coffee but we still know the value of a dollar and the hard work that goes into it, so we’re here for teaching younger generations those same lessons — in more constructive ways, of course. Because if you remember correctly, our Latinx mom’s would either take out the chancla or give us a whole speech about “you think money grows from tees?” whenever we’d try to ask for a little more money (if any, since a lot of us might not have had that privilege).
Anyway, back to the point… one mom’s Facebook post went viral after she shared that she hosted a makeshift job fair for her children after they kept asking for a higher allowance.
“My children continue to ask for a new cell phone, an allowance, and to go places,” the mother, Shaketha Marion McGregor wrote in her Facebook post. “Yesterday I told them that I’ve heard their requests and that I’ll have a surprise for them today when they get home from school. SURPRISE!!! It’s a whole hiring event. If you want it, work for it, earn it!”
And yes, she even had an in-home credit union (wait, what even is that? These kids are about to be ready for when #adulting hits them).
McGregor’s Facebook post has already gotten over 212K likes, 35K comments, and over 130K shared on the social media platform.
(Photo credit: Facebook/Shaketha Marion McGregor)
People on Facebook were quick to flood her comments with positive messaging applauding the mother for teaching her kids about responsibility and the value of the dollar. Many were even taking notes, tagging other friends, suggesting they do this with their own kids, nieces, or nephews.
McGregor went all out with the job fair for her kids. She had a listing of all the open jobs available with descriptions of duties and job responsibilities.
The mother was hiring a Kitchen Manager, Lead Housekeeper, and Laundry Supervisor. To apply, her kids had to fill out an application and turn it into her immediately. Salary, the job posting said, would be discussed during the interview. We hope her kids negotiated salary because kids out here need the latest iPhone, iPad, and AirPods.
She told the publication that when her kids entered her house and saw the job fair, they said “this is not what we asked for.”
Still, she told them that if they wanted the things they were asking for then they had to learn to be responsible with money. “To my surprise, they brought me the applications one by one,” McGregor told Buzzfeed.
To be honest, we also wish some of our parents would have taught us the importance of building your credit from a young age. We can’t help but wonder if McGregor will open up this job fair to the public? Because we’re interested…
More people on Facebook shared their thoughts about McGregor’s job fair in the comments sections and some even shared their own version of her job fair.
(Photo credit: Facebook/Shaketha Marion McGregor)
One user shared that their oldest child worked for them “under the table” when he was 12 and then they made him do “taxes.” Woah, this is next level. Again, why didn’t anyone teach us how to do taxes at age 12?
Another woman comment that McGregor was her “hero” and a huge inspiration. (Photo credit: Facebook/Shaketha Marion McGregor)
She said she was even planning a job fair at her house! It’s about to become a movement.
If there’s one instrument that best describes Mexican music is has to be the accordion. While the musical key instrument known as a squeezebox has its origins in Europe, it indeed came alive in Mexico as the staple sound in rancheras and cumbias. There is only one musician who thrived through the accordion sound, though sadly that is now a thing of the past.
Celso Piña, known as the “The Accordion Rebel,” died yesterday at the age of 66.
The Mexican musician was in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, and was soon scheduled to g on tour, but had a heart attack and died at the hospital.
La Tuna Group, Piña’s record label, confirmed in a statement that he died yesterday at 12:38 p.m. after suffering a heart attack.
“Today is a sad day for La Tuna Group,” they stated, “Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and followers. We are left with an intense emptiness, but he leaves us his great legacy forever. We appreciate respecting the privacy of the family.”
Piña seemed to have been in good spirits earlier in the day and tweeted for the final time. “No one can resist the cumbia,” he said.
The self-taught musician had been touring off and on for months. He also had upcoming shows in Georgia and Texas.
The Grammy-award winning musician had a musical career that spanned 40 decades, and aside from his musical stylings as an accordion player, he was also a composer, singer, and arranger.
Piña had collaborated with several contemporary artists including Lila Downs, Julieta Venegas, Cafe Tacvba, and Gloria Trevi, Variety reports. He was also more than a cumbia musician. His sound also fused into other musical genres, including norteña music, hip-hop, ska, reggae, and more.
Several celebrity fans and collaborators tweeted their heartfelt condolences.
According to the Grammy Academy, Piña got his hands on his first accordion in 1980. He taught himself how to play and performed with his brothers. “Together, they went on to play norteña and tropical music, eventually adding cumbia to their style,” the Academy states. “The brothers became known as ‘Celso Piña Y Su Ronda Bogotá,’ giving a nod to cumbia’s motherland.”
Fans on social media also expressed how much Piña meant to them.
One fan, @iphadra, tweeted, “his greatness of # CelsoPiña is not due to its successes or fame in the 5 continents. It is because it was he who came to claim the music of the marginalized.” @JJ4rmCh tweeted, Rest In Peace Celso Piña, no one fucked it up on an accordion like u did.” But this tweet we could totally relate to from @jennjenn1_ who tweeted, “It wasn’t a real quince or wedding until you played some #CelsoPiña ❤️🇲🇽 🎶🎶🎶 may his music live on for generations to come.”
Writer Melissa del Bosque had the honor of being able to interview him. She tweeted, “Hearing ‘Barrio Bravo’ for the first time was a life-changing experience. Celso Piña and Toy Hernández, of Control Machete, had created a whole new hybrid mixing Colombian cumbia with the anarchy of urban streets. I went directly to Monterrey to interview El Rebelde del Acordeón. Here we are at Cafe Brasil, one of his favorite haunts. As I wrote then, when ‘Cumbia Sobre el Rio hit the airwaves there wasn’t a car from Chicago to Chiapas that didn’t have the bass booming and the sonic onslaught layered with accordion rattling their windows.’ #RipCelsoPina.”
Last year, Piña visited one of his biggest fans, who is also an accordion player just like him. The two performed in the streets of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Herrera recalled what it was like hearing that his musical idol had died. The young musician told El Universal that he was with his daughter when he heard the news that Piña had died. He said he couldn’t believe it, and all the memories from his incredible visit with him last year rushed back to him. He said it was a dream to have been able to perform with him.
Here’s a couple of his most beloved and hit songs.
Here’s “Cumbia Sobre el Rio Suena” live and with an orchestra! He had such a distinct voice and sound. There was no one else like him.
“No Sea Conmigo”
This was his collaboration with Cafe Tacvba. So lovely! We dare you not to dance to this one.
What’s your favorite Celso Piña track? Let us know in the comment section below. Rest in power, Celso!!