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Former Miss Uruguay Found Dead In Mexico City Hotel Room

The winner of Miss Uruguay 2006, who once represented her country at both the Miss Universe and Miss World competitions, has been found dead in a hotel room in Mexico City.

According to police, officers responded to an early morning emergency call and found a woman hanged in a hotel bathroom. The hotel is located in Napoles, a central neighborhood of Mexico’s capital city.

Shortly after discovering her body, authorities identified the victim as 31-year-old Fatimih Davila Sosa, a former Miss Uruguay who represented the country at the Miss Universe pageant in 2006 and the Miss World pageant in 2008.

Fatimih Davila Sosa’s unexpected death has caused an outpouring of shock and grief.

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A spokesperson for the Miss Universe pageant said: “We are deeply saddened by the news and passing of Fatimih Davila, Miss Universe Uruguay 2006. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.”

Davila sought to enjoy every moment of her life, even traveling the world.

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In the years following her pageant competitions, Davila worked as a model and was known for her role in the Televisa telenovela, “Triunfo del Amor” from 2010-2011.

Davila’s page on the Miss World website said her interests included skydiving, reading, and dancing. Her motto was “Enjoy every moment in your life.”

According to reports, Davila was in Mexico City for a job interview.

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“Vamos a empezar el año 2019 sonriendo y con buena onda,” she wrote in her last Instagram post.

Officials say that she was not alone in her hotel room when she arrived in Mexico City.

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“An acquaintance helped her move into the mentioned hotel ahead of a job interview,” prosecutors said in a statement.

We are still waiting for an official ruling on the death but the prosecutor’s office said that a homicide investigation was launched to look into the circumstances surrounding the hanging and whether she took her own life or was perhaps killed.

There is speculation that her death is tied to a sex trafficking ring.

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According to Mexico’s El Universal, investigators are also looking into the possibility that Davila may have fallen victim to a prostitution web that promises foreign women work as models in Mexico, but then they become sex trafficking victims.

The New York Post reports that a book released in 2012 mentioned Davila’s name as a suspect in a sex trafficking ring. According to the New York Post, the sex ring worked to convince women that sleeping with powerful men would help their careers.

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Viva Mexico Is Trending On Twitter Proving That Mexico Is More Than Just A Country

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Viva Mexico Is Trending On Twitter Proving That Mexico Is More Than Just A Country

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It is Mexico’s Independence Day and that means that Mexicans around the world are honoring their roots. Twitter is buzzing with people who might not be in Mexico but they will forever have Mexico in their hearts. Here are just a few of the loving messages from people who are Mexican through and through.

Viva Mexico is trending on social media and the tweets are filled with love and passion for the country.

Mexico received its independence from Spain on September 16, 1810 and since then the day has been marked with celebration. The day is marked with parties of pride and culture no matter where you are in the world.

Mexicans everywhere are letting their Mexican flag fly.

Tbh, who doesn’t want to be Mexican to enjoy the day of puro pinche pride? The celebration for Mexican Independence Day starts on Sept. 15 with El Grito. The tradition is that the president of Mexico stands on the balcony on Sept. 15 at 11 p.m. and rings the same church bell that Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang in 1810 to trigger the Mexican Revolution.

People are loving all of the celebrations for their homeland.

The original El Grito took place in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato in 1810. While most El Grito celebrations take place at the National Palace, some presidents, especially on their last year, celebrate El Grito in the town where it originated.

Honestly, no one celebrates their independence day like Mexico and we love them for it.

¡Viva Mexico! Mexico lindo y querido. How are you celebrating the Mexican Independence Day this year? Show us what you have planned.

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Volunteer Firefighters From Mexico Went to Oregon to Help Their “Sister City” Contain the Unprecedented Fires

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Volunteer Firefighters From Mexico Went to Oregon to Help Their “Sister City” Contain the Unprecedented Fires

Just when you thought humanity has failed us, someone steps up and shows the world that the generosity of the human spirit is alive and well. 

Last week, a post on Reddit went viral of a group of volunteer firefighters from Guanajuato, Mexico who traveled to the city of Ashland, Oregon to help fight the wildfires that are blazing across the western state.

The fire department is called Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios, the Heroic Volunteer Fire Department, in English.

The two towns have had a “sister city” relationship for over 50 years. Sister-city relationships are meant to “promote peace and understanding through exchanges that focus on arts and culture, youth and education, business and trade, and community development”.

The internet swiftly erupted into comments praising the volunteer firefighters for their bravery and comradery. “Mexico also sent relief during Katrina. Mexico and Canada are our best allies, always there for us regardless of the politics,” one commenter said. Another chimed in: “Welcome to Oregon, amigos. Mantenga una bota en el quemado.”

The troop of men who traveled from Mexico to the United States were identified as Captain Aldo Iván Ruiz, Captain Juan Armando Alvarez Villegas, Sargent Jorge Luis Anguiano Jasso, Sargent Luis Alfonso Campos Martínez and Miguel Ángel Hernández Lara. They were accompanied by the mayor of Guanajuato, Alejandro Navarro.

“We began the relief work,” Navarro wrote on Twitter. “Very moved by the terrible impact of the fire on families and their homes.”

The Oregon wildfires are just one of the many that are blazing down the West Coast of the United States, taking people’s homes, land, and sometimes, their lives. In more than 1 million acres have burned and two dozen fires are still raging.

“Almost every year since becoming governor, I’ve witnessed historic fire seasons,” Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently said at a press conference. “Yet this is proving to be an unprecedented and significant fire event for our state.”

Experts are hypothesizing that these unprecedented fires are further evidence of the toll man-made climate change is having on the environment. 

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“I can’t think of any time over the last 100 years where we’ve had serial fire outbreaks, four years running,” said fire historian Stephen Pyne to the Washington Post. “That I can find no record of happening before,” he added. “That is the big switch; that is the phase change.”

Regardless of what has caused the fires, the bravery of these firefighters is worth commendable. Their actions are further proof that borders cannot contain the universal values of kindness, altruism, and brotherhood.

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