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Oaxacan Wildfires and Boeing's Turbulent Week

March 11, 2024
Mexico City water expert Tamara Luengo explains CDMX’s water shortage, restaurant owners Ignacio Santiago and Xochitl Flores describe how to help Oaxaca amid wildfires, Yami Hernandez takes us on a ride through the Oscars, and “Frida” director Carla Gutiérrez talks about telling Frida Kahlo’s story through the artist’s writings.
Show transcript
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Hey guys, welcome back to Lincoln Bio.
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I'm Jenny and I'm Gene and we have some great stories for
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you guys today. So today we're covering Boeing's downfall,
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former president of Honduras found guilty.
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Daylight savings is back.
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So I'm late for the next week.
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Rest in peace, Akira Toriyama.
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I got something for him later on.
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And what the hell is going on with Kate Middleton?
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Mommy blink twice if you're in danger.
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We're also talking about the water shortage in Mexico City,
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the Oaxaca fires and the new Frida documentary.
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Let's get into it.
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Former Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernandez has been found guilty of
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drug trafficking after being extradited to the US.
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Hernandez who served two terms as president faced charges including conspiring to
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import cocaine into the US and carrying weapons to aid in drug
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shipments. Prosecutors accused him of conspiring with drug cartels too who
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moved 400 tons of cocaine into Honduras on its way to the
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US. He also received bribes including approximately $1 million from Joaquin
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El Chapo during his 2013 presidential campaign.
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The convictions carry maximum sentences of life in prison.
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You think you're gonna say no to El Chapo.
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He could have offered me $50 and I would have been like
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yes, I wouldn't say no to him.
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I, I don't know if I say yes.
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Did you say yes,
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you saying? Yes is saying no and no is not good
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No, it is.
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Yeah, Jenny. This next story is gonna have me in
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my element. It is about that time guys,
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daylight savings is back,
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update them clocks and ovens and all the other appliances that you
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have to update manually.
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Winter darkness is on its way out.
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And so is my seasonal depression personally,
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I hate daylight savings.
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I'm not a fucking farmer.
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So I don't know why we still do that shit.
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And the excuse of there needs to be light when kids are
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are about to get on their school buses like that's not cutting
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it anymore. Like they have,
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they have lights on their phones like I don't wanna hear that
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shit. And also shout out to Mexico.
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They said fuck daylight savings last year and they stopped doing it
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just as a country as a whole.
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Local experts and officials have said that it has led to better
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sleep and other benefits.
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So why aren't we doing it?
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Why are we still following this stupid ass rule?
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Honestly? Like it should just stick to one time the whole
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year. That what gets me kind of a my element?
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Is it just OK now is this time like we've lost a
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whole hour and I lost a whole hour of sleep.
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I am so sleep deprived right now.
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I mean, we were late this morning.
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Yeah. And I,
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to be honest, I,
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I probably fell asleep with my eyes open on one of the
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stories. I don't know.
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I'm just so tired.
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I mean, at least we have an excuse to be late
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for like the next two weeks.
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Yeah. That's true.
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That's true. Blame it on daylight savings,
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blame it on daylight savings.
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Jenny, the Latino community is hurting right now,
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man. And you know,
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I've been in pain since this news broke Akira Toriyama,
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Japanese manga artist and creator of the beloved Dragon Ball franchise died
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last week at the age of 68.
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And this has been on the side of my best since the
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news broke. Tell me you got him a little lalita because
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damn, I grew up with this man and his shows.
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so sad, Dragon Ball is hugely popular worldwide,
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especially in Latin America.
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But why? Interestingly the Spanish dub of Dragon Ball Z became
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super popular in Latin America in 1996.
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However, English dubs of the show didn't become mainstream in the
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US until a few years later.
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And I could vouch for that because I grew up going to
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dr in the nineties and we were completely ahead of all the
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series that were coming out here.
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So like when I would come back here,
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nobody knew you know what part of the show I was
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on because they were so ahead and they were so behind and
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we were so behind here because it took so long for them
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to dub the episodes over.
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So I was out here ruining,
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you know, lunch time for all my friends like yo,
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this is all day,
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all day plus a 2018 Google trends search showed that nine out
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of the top 10 countries where Dragon Ball is most popular are
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in Latin America. This includes Bolivia Peru,
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Nicaragua, Ecuador, El Salvador,
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Paraguay, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama.
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And ever since the news drop fans online have been paying tribute
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to him and his characters and you know,
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I'm sure we'll be seeing that all year long.
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So like if, if you've been thinking about getting that dragon
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ball Z tattoo now is the time to do it.
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I'm sure the prices are gonna go up.
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But you know rap two a real one.
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Honestly, he let that man left like left a big legacy
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Yeah, I'm gonna try and find them dragon balls and
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bring you back. Rest in peace.
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So Gene, you remember when me and Alejo were talking about
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what in the world is going on with Kate Middleton?
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Like what is happening?
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Is it the BBL?
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Is it, this is it that you remember that picture a
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a little while ago where she had the sunglasses in the car
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and you're like, oh shit,
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she's ok. But is that her,
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is that really her?
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Well, things got worse.
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Yep. Just when the crown thought that they could convince us
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she was ok. They released a picture for UK Mother's Day
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and once it was released to the public,
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people pointed out all the bad Photoshop on it.
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And it's kinda creepy though.
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It's a creepy picture but not only that look,
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my thing, my thing is with this guy right here.
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First of all, he's missing a tooth.
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And second of all,
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you got his fingers crossed.
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Why you got your fingers crossed?
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Why, why you got your fingers crossed?
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That's your mother. That's your mom.
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What are you doing?
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Why any who look at the skirt too by the by the
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kid's arm that should look like a little hurricane.
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Wait right here. Yeah,
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right here. It's like a little swirl situation here.
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So people keep pointing out things that are wrong with this photo
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and it turns out Kate Middleton ended up making a statement supposedly
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because we did not see her make that statement.
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This is actually quotes that were given to the media apologizing
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for any confusion those alterations caused.
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So this is a quote again given to the media.
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No one has really seen her say it.
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like many amateur photographers,
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I do occasionally experiment with editing.
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She added, I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion
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the family photograph we shared yesterday caused.
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I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother's Day but the
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internet does not seem to be buying it.
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I know I'm not.
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Are you? No,
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they need to fucking update her I OS or something.
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She giving like a I vibes.
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Yeah, I don't know,
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guys. At this point we need to see her and
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hear her make a public appearance.
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She needs to blink three times if she's in danger because this
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is us. You know.
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So why do you,
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why, why would she need to edit a photo?
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You know, but yo,
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the new season of the Crown is writing itself?
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Oh shit. Oh,
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ok. I like that.
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You would watch it,
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Kate Middleton the Crown.
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New season. I'm all over that shit.
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That's true. And it's happening in real life.
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J You look, you look scared,
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you look like I am re Sando because Boeing is playing with
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my emotions right now in the sky.
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I know you just got off a plane and it was a
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little s dude, there was like a little crease between my
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seat and like duct tape.
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That's what I'm saying.
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So between the plane doors flying off and engines blowing up and
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last week a wheel literally fell off a plane,
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Boeing has seen better days like imagine like I know for sure
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if I would have been on that flight that the plane,
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the door flew off.
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Like I'm the type to lay down if there's empty seats that
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would have sucked right out into the engine with my luck.
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So the, the company is under fire for paying its executives
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and driving the stock price up rather than investing in quality control
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So there goes that duct tape.
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That makes sense. But hey,
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it's great to know that Donald Trump's administration has our backs and
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made a deal with both that allowed the company to avoid criminal
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prosecution for all this bullshit going on.
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They care less. Yeah.
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So we pay more for tickets and we dodge Wheels.
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That's, that's what's on the bingo card for Boeing this
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year breaking news guys.
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So a whistle blower that used to work for Boeing.
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He had about 30 years there.
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He was found dead today.
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What do you guys think?
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Was it a self inflicted gunshot wound?
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Mexico City is one of the world's most populated cities,
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right? And there's a water crisis that they're currently facing
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which means that they could be out of water by
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June that's in like,
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what is it? March April May that's in three months and
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that's if they get lucky.
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Yeah. A disproportionate number of people in poor neighborhoods are being
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impacted some going days and even weeks without regular access to running
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water compared to wealthier residents,
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most of whom has not been impacted as much.
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They're still being impacted,
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but just not as much.
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I knew Mexico like has always had kind of like a water
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you know, problem but this is like critical.
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but joining us to talk to us about what is going
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on in Mexico City,
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straight from Mexico City is Tamara logo.
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Tamara. Thank you so much for joining Good day.
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Thank you for having me.
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I've seen reports here and there but I don't think anybody is
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really like saying, hey,
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this is really extreme and this is a real problem that people
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are facing. How are people getting by?
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People have been getting by?
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Because 70% of water in Mexico City comes from an underground source
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from active this way,
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water has been very limited,
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very scarce. Obviously,
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the service of water now taking water to,
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to your, to your home or to your business.
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But people have been relying on water being transported by trucks
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or, or, or stuff like that,
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you know, but the administration of water in Mexico City has
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been very critical these days.
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What do you think is the main reason that Mexico is losing
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its water? Some people say it's a,
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a crisis based on the availability of resources.
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But some of my colleagues and I have been pushing the understanding
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that the water crisis relies on a management issue rather than a
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resource issue. You know,
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because I believe that if we ought to do both
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within the infrastructure and the democratic participation of society within water decision
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making, we could solve a lot of the issues,
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not all of them,
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of course, but a lot of the issues that we've been
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facing, no, 40% of water is lost in leaks
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throughout the network in Mexico City.
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And I believe that pushing or boosting the efficiency within
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the network could solve a lot of issues.
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No, we've been facing the effects on the water sector due
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to climate change. But that,
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that is completely undeniable but the human or our incidents within those
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problems or those schemes could be very little.
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What we could do is boost the efficiency of the network
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and several other like infrastructure based.
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So that also can be very,
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very purposeful for solving the crisis.
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No, thank you so much,
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Tamara. We really appreciate you coming on and explaining it further
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and where can people find you?
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They could find me in X Tamara,
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NGO or AUC spelled with a Q.
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Thank you so much.
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Thank you for having me any time,
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dude. I hope Mexico gets some rainfall soon and a lot
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of it, I hope so as much as it's raining here
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you know, like it's crazy.
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So I really hope,
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you know, that same energy goes to our people in Mexico
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Fingers crossed. Also experiencing a drought is Oaxaca where massive
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wildfires tour through the state last week,
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killing at least five people.
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Although it feels like the year has just started.
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At least 35 forest fires have already been recorded in the state
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Oaxacan communities far and wide,
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including here in Los Angeles have started fundraising efforts so they can
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send money for much needed food and supplies back home.
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One of these fundraisers is being organized by Ignacio Santiago in
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Sochi Flores of TSU restaurant in Boyle Heights.
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Needles, Ignacio soil porque Piro Laa Inion Mucho de Los Senores
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no organs. Aqui Los Angeles todos lo Cassano com Maes Mascaras
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Lagan. Queso. Comunidad is super a mile.
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So yummy. I heard you had like a very fun,
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exciting Oscars weekend. Yes.
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Yesterday I went to the Latinx House Oscar watch party.
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OK? On Sunset Boulevard.
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So fancy, so fancy.
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Yeah, the traffic was so horrible but the event,
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but the event was so good.
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That's cool. There were a lot of actors and actresses.
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From Mexico Colombia,
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Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico,
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El Salvador. Oh Latinos in the hands.
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And did you talk to anyone?
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Excited? Yeah, I talked with Annie Gonzalez from Flamingo
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Julia Calderon, Lisa Vidal from being Mary Yang and
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Diana Maria Riva without oh OK.
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From toy. I love that.
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How exciting. What did you say to them?
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Wax them? Oh If you were in charge of the menu
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of the Oscar, what kind of Latino food would you serve
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Do not threaten me with a good time.
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Honestly, I'd probably serve a little Bandeja of every country that
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I love. Some Aroon Pollo,
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some Tostones. Un Poquito de en salada de papa mango.
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I Platano Mole the most messy food.
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Oh my God. No wrong.
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I love Carlo. Dere.
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I know that's really random.
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I'm such a soup girl.
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Oh my God. I would probably do a Dembo.
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Everybody could really know what that is.
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I play afrobeats. So I just want to go like that
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You know what I mean?
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A timeless song that gets everybody moving is conga just everyone.
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Let's start the party with that and then see where we go
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Oh my God.
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The fire inside. We got the fire inside.
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I love it. Becky G Diane Warren.
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What? Flaming Hot movie?
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Damn. All that food sounds awesome.
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Mhm What would you like?
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Like a Venezuelan dish that you would like?
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I've never tried that.
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It's like Deriso.
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I would like enchiladas.
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I love them. They're so good.
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That'd be so good.
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But thank you so much.
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Yeah, thank you for and we hope you get invited to
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more parties so we can be choose musos and see them and
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see what everyone's doing and I need to party.
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Yes, thank you.
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So, that was a great show.
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I'm learning something. Every episode they had to put this on
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my laptop because I keep looking down how crazy is this?
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I thank you guys for joining us today.
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We'll be here para and so will my look up in next
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car, who's now part of the crew?
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I'm Jenny. I'm J and this is Lincoln Bio.
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See you guys next time.
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Take care guys.