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Winning Accents, Boricua Burgers and the Cocaine Crisis in Ecuador

Jenny and Alejo cover Sofia Vergara’s accent, the Puerto Rican roots of the Whopper Jr., Raúl de Molina vs. his daughter and the crisis in Ecuador with expert Sergio Maldonado.
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Da da da. Now you say you have to say it
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Du du done.
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Done. OK. Anyways,
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shout out to Universal.
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Anyway, hi, welcome to,
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to Lincoln Bio. My name is Alejandro and I'm here with
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Jenny Arias and we are going to cover some top trending news
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topics that you gotta know about.
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So let's dive in,
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let's do it. All right.
00:43
Sophia Vergara claps back at Pablo Motos.
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Did you hear about this?
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I did and I saw it and I would have been pissed
00:54
Yeah. Well,
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she was very furious indeed.
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So she's doing an interview with this guy named Pablo Motos,
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apparently of Spanish descent on or Miro,
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right? I never heard of him or that show.
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But what the clip that went viral is when Vergara talks to
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moo moos. So,
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so if you ever got us talking to Pablo Motos and they
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start talking about their her modern family role and he starts
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critiquing her English as she starts to tell her story and really
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interrupts her and she's like,
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whoa, whoa, whoa,
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hold on. Are you?
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Are you? Yeah.
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Yeah. Damn, dude.
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Yeah. So actually we cannot show the video for
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copyright purposes legal is working on that.
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So we were thinking that we can kind of play out what
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went down instead of,
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you know, showing the clip.
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So let's get into it re enactment.
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So you'll be playing Sofia Vergara.
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So, and I'll be playing Pablo Moto,
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right? Yeah. OK.
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Motos. Sorry, Mos Mos.
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So take it away.
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Gloria Pri is my character in Modern Family.
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Wait, wait, wait,
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wait, How do you say modern family?
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How do I say it in English?
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It's because in English,
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I'm saying it wrong.
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Oh No. 00 because you speak better English than me.
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Yes, that's how bad it was like it was,
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it was awkward. Like,
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so basically like, let's explain it because I feel like it
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was a little so basically Sophia is talking in Spanish saying that
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she plays Gloria Prichett in Modern Family.
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And of course,
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you know, our homegirl has an accent which I love.
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And Pablo is like,
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oh, how do you say modern family?
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And then she's like,
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how do I say it in English?
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Critique, critique your parents.
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No way. I mean I've done it.
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But is it Sophia Vergara we're talking about she can say modern
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family however she wants.
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Who is this guy to be like,
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oh, is that?
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Wait, how'd you say it?
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Like I get it because I've done that with my parents again
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our friends. But oh,
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it's Sophia, you don't call her out like that.
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Yeah or anybody for that matter because that was kind of rude
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I'm sorry that was freaking rude like on TV too.
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You know what I'm gonna say is this man.
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But anyways then she and then she the the the clap
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back gets even better because let's just keep going.
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So OK, so let's just take off you speak better
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English than me. OK,
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let start from there.
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He says yes, I say yes.
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And then I go ah and everyone's laughing,
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the crowd's laughing and she's clearly not laughing.
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She's just like mm but get to the best part.
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And Sophia, how many more things are we gonna drop?
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OK. Go ahead.
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So, Sophia, sorry.
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Yes, I do.
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I think I do speak better English than you.
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And then Sophia says,
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how many Emmy nominations do you have in the US?
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So, so she's,
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she's attacking his career now which is a gold in the US
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We have two.
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and she goes and how many Golden Globe nominations we know
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those Golden Globes? No.
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So what do you say,
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Mayor? Right? They're not big awards.
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So I don't care.
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Yeah. So essentially she claps back.
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Calls him out on his lack of I was like,
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what is that? We're not back here.
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The awards are really getting away from Pablo.
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So there you go.
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This is essentially this is what it boiled down to and speaking
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of careers. And tackle and pointing out people's careers,
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they didn't know. And speaking of careers,
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Sophia Vergara actually wanted to be a dentist.
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Oh, damn. I could see that.
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She has nice teeth.
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It is true. But like that's crazy.
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so actually this is yours actually?
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Ok. Ok. So I guess you can,
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since we're not even running here,
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like you, you can kind of segue that in.
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Yeah. Ok. Anyways speaking in a certain bros,
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oh, this is precisely what I wanted to pick your brain
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up. OK. So because we were talking about growing up
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Latino and just like our upbringing.
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So there was a recent post that was circulating the web.
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It's of Raul Molin from the go.
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Have you seen the show?
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Yes, I have.
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This is always on like at three or 4 p.m. in the
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afternoon. Manuela always has it on at four o'clock and then
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she always scolds me when I don't tell her that it's coming
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on like, do you know it's on every four o'clock porno
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me? I'm like,
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exactly. But essentially,
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so the story goes that.
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So the clip Raul is talking to Lily and he's putting his
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daughter on blast for still living at their home at 23 years
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old. And Lily even goes on to say like Raul since
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why are you so American?
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And I was like,
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that is true. I think she's,
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that was a nice way of saying,
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bro. That's some white people shit.
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Because as we know,
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I think, you know,
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hearing the parents, Latino parents was American parents like 18,
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you're out the door,
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you know, that was always my white friends.
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But brother, we gotta,
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we gotta put this important factor in this is literally on national
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television. Like this man was going in on his daughter on
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national television, like like there's that you can,
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you can talk to like someone about it in private,
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but literally was talking mad about his daughter on television.
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So then again, he,
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I'm getting distracted. OK.
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So then Raul keeps talking and again,
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Lily is like, hey,
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since you, so American this and that Raul has kind of
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like his own little arguments with her and he's even,
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she's even like, since when are you?
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So American, you don't even speak English that well,
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like again, just throw it like jabs at him.
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Come on, go,
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go. I mean,
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I guess that's probably why they call him that.
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But then he even has a rebuttal of like,
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she's 18. She went to school already like,
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and I, I'll get into my thoughts later.
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But yeah, so then the show,
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the clip he's going on,
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they go to commercial break and they come back to the show
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and he's like, hey,
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so sorry guys, I was on the phone with my wife
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and she tells me that,
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you know, it's not OK that I put,
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you know, air r di laundry out on the air and
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because my daughter's home and it's in that,
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and my question is,
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wait, she's still home.
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And so that was like the end of the story essentially.
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Like, so again,
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he called his daughter out,
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Lily calls him out and daughter still lives at home at 23
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Damn, he'd be pissed if I was his daughter.
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I still live with my parents.
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I'm 31. I mean,
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I, I was just about to say,
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do you think like it's right for him to want his 23
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year old daughter out of his like home?
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I don't, I don't honestly,
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I don't feel like it's he is the dad but I
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don't think my parents would like be like,
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OK, like bye like you're,
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you're of age like yeah.
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And so actually I'm gonna have you if you can
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take a little break,
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take a load off.
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No, but I'm gonna have my comadre come through madre
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because I actually wanna talk to a parent about this and see
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what they think, hear their thoughts and opinions before we
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you know, dive in deeper.
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So if we can please present Michael Madre,
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the Latino mom, Michael Madre.
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How are you? You can use this if you want Pero
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Que Flaca, Raul de de la casa.
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Que is that what do you say?
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OK. Que el de los papas.
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Siempre. Para para Sus ac Buenos Atos.
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No. Crea Los Ninos.
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Que and respess que Bueno.
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Que le lo no parte de las Metas.
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Desto Tambien. Te que la Ching.
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Pero. OK. A la Chingada mu Fuerte Pero Respeto
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Opinion. OK.
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So a Desa paque Ching.
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No, I Maduro Mental.
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Oh I mi I Mira de la Mira Mira Que,
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so Mija, no.
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Pero. OK. Oh OK.
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OK. Nintendo is when anyways OK.
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So Tema sores basa duplex.
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Com Jenny. can we get you back?
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Right? Jenny. Thank you.
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Can you please join us again?
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Oh my God. Did you,
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did you see her?
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Huh? Huh. What was that?
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Did you see? Did you hear what she had to share
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Yes. Oh my God.
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I mean, I just wanted to hear a grown ups opinion
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Not a, not a group.
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Hey, hey, don't twist my words here.
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All right. Dang.
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Just because I still live with my parents.
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I never said that she's the one that's like OK.
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Anyways next story Burger King,
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you know Burger King,
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right? The home of the whopper.
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El Rey de Los Ambur de las ambur.
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Yeah, that guy.
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Will you have it your way?
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Did you hear that?
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The Burger King. Wait on.
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So speaking of Burger King,
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the whopper junior is actually Puerto Rican.
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No way. Let me tell you.
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OK, let me,
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so let me on one f day in 1963 on the island
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of Puerto Ric. There was a franchise that was going to
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open up and start selling some whoppers,
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you know, the whopper,
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the whopper, whopper,
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there's a whopper. There we go.
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That's kind of depressing looking whopper.
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Anyway, so the who?
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So they walked it,
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that's why it looks like,
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like when they're packaging,
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I guess it's actually authentic then.
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Anyway, sorry. Burger King,
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please contact us for any ads.
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But anyways, so the whopper junior was born in Puerto
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Rico because a franchise needs all the ingredients,
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right? And unfortunately the bread didn't come through.
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So he goes to local Panaderia to kind of get something similar
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to the bun of the whopper.
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And it actually comes out a little teensy bit smaller a,
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a junior size if you will.
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And the whopper junior was born and the island of it's
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not in Canto. That's Colombia,
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right? Is that it Puerto Rico Island of in Canto?
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Anyways point is the whopper Junior is Puerto Rican boricua boricua.
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Oh, you know what's up boricua burger,
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boricua burger. Thank you.
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I love it. That's way better than the whopper Junior.
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I, I'm, I'm getting news that we have someone on
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the island of Puerto Rico actually dialing in.
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That was they were there le let's patch them in hue hue
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Oh, that's a party.
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Hey, hey, to,
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to Mira La Primera Que como El Whoop Junior in Puerto Rico
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Quinon. Que mi casa.
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So you were the f one of the first ones to consume
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the whopper Junior? Yes.
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Yes. So, I was in the beach with my,
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my cousin Villi Virgilio.
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Ando. Yeah. Ya,
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Mur. And, but she was doing the lets diet at
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that moment. Do you,
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do you know the lettuce diet?
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Right. The lettuce.
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Yeah. Like the,
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the protein style or whatever?
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No, no, no.
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Let's diet here. And Puerto Rico e to come to me
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Leo. Anyway,
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that we're talking about the whopper junior and Tosa.
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Yo, y be in porque la la.
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And so I went to Burger King and I ordered a,
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a whopper and they were like,
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oh no, no,
15:38
no, look at the Nemo whopper Junior.
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Yoel whopper Junior, Leli del del whopper.
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And long story short,
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I ate it and I was the 1st 10 my God.
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Hey, that's cool.
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That's a pioneer right there.
15:51
That is a pioneer.
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She was there. I should go on,
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on the Guinness record.
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But no, no,
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no, no. Yeah.
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So, so what year was this like?
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When did this all go down to Seii Tie?
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Well, let me get your your face care routine because
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you're looking. Yeah,
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I, I mean my secret,
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my secret is that I put my yoga tube on everything.
16:20
So I put my yoke tube o on my Mofongo.
16:23
I put my yoke tube on my,
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on my breakfast cereal and my protein shake Emma.
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I do facials with mayo Chechu.
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They're amazing. Try it,
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try it. You're gonna take me,
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I'm gonna have to try it.
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Yeah, we'll, we'll,
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we'll circle back with that but tell paint the picture for me
16:37
How was it being there and taking a bite of that
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Doma majo yo sabo Zane HBO sita con El Panto,
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Aliento and my mao que of course,
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I, I put my yoch on everything Mira.
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So fue heaven on this island of Encanto.
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You know what the fuck.
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Wait, she's, she's,
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she's who? Oh my God.
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Well, Lauren you know,
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thank you for your time.
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I I don't wanna eat up your data.
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So we're gonna let you go.
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But hopefully we can grab,
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grab a whopper junior sometime because you know,
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I wanna have a talk with you about this iconic experience.
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No, no. Yeah,
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self care. Sunday kind of vibe.
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I like that TLC.
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Exactly. I said,
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oh she left. Oh oh OK.
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Well, got it.
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Oh well breaking news,
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Ecuador is in a state of emergency.
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This is so weird.
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It's like, hey,
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whopper junior. It's like,
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hey, so Ecuador is fucking always,
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this is a serious matter.
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I know that's why I was like,
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I've tried to like,
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how do I take myself seriously?
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OK. Oh oh literally.
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Oh no. But so switching to a more serious matter
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there's actually a bunch of stuff happening in Ecuador right now
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I don't know if you've heard they recently hit a
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60 day state of emergency ordered by the president because of some
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big like gang cartel leader,
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Fito 10,
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a mass is disappearing from prison.
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And since then, there's been a bunch of riots.
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They, there's a,
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you know, organized crime at universities at a TV station,
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a live feed where the guy was literally held at gunpoint during
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the segment. And I mean,
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this is a terrifying time for Ecuadorians.
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there's been at least six more incidents in other prisons
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So it's not just like the initial one when he escaped
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it's just been a chaos.
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Ok? But this is actually a lot to unpack.
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And so I need this explained by a pro by a professional
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So we're gonna have a guest.
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Come on, his name is Sergio Maldonado.
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Sergio is a phd candidate in history from the University
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of California Riverside, whose research field is modern Latin America where
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they focus on transnational Mexican history.
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So we're gonna get Sergio on Sergio.
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Can you hear us?
19:37
Yes, I can.
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How are you? Hi,
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nice to meet you.
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Well, eat me.
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You, nice to meet you.
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Very good. Happy to be here.
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Happy to be part of,
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the program here.
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Awesome. No. Yeah.
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Thank you for the time.
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I mean,
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I know this is a serious topic with that's going on in
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Ecuador right now. We tried to break it down a
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little bit but we wanted to get a pros opinion and kind
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of explain this to us like we're five.
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do you mind breaking down again.
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Yeah, what's happening?
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Yeah. Yeah, totally.
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So now I know we understand this crisis within
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Ecuadorian borders, but to really understand this in its complexity,
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we got to see it in a much broader context.
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So the way we need to understand the crisis is through
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a transnational lens really because Ecuador is between two major cocaine
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producing countries, right?
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Peru and Colombia.
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And so now,
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although Ecuador is in a producing place,
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it is a corridor,
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right? So, and it's a corridor that leads to places
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like Mexico and then of course,
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the places where they consume cocaine in the United States and Europe
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And what's really important to know is that Colombia specifically
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they're increasing their cocaine production because there was an increase
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in demand post pandemic.
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And so this is really complicating things because there is now
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a huge, huge increasing market for cocaine.
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and globally it's over 100 and $30 billion annually.
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Yeah, so that's more than the the GDP of Ecuador
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So this is very complicated situation and for us to understand
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it more completely, we need to understand its broader connections to
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Europe, the United States and its neighboring countries.
21:23
Wow. Yeah, I knew the consumption was definitely high
21:28
but again, there's so many players that again,
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in this game, it's not just Ecuador,
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but unfortunately, at this time,
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the crazy shit that's happening is in Ecuador because of,
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again, all these factors surrounding it.
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And I mean, we really got to understand the
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American role in this,
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you know, the average citizen,
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average person because the consumption so rampant here that there's
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a demand, you know,
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so we like to see these crisis in Ecuador specifically
21:59
from an outside perspective.
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But we need to understand that American society is intrinsically connected to
22:04
this and it goes back to the war on drugs that really
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began to take place in the 19 seventies and 19 eighties.
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And I, I I've been seeing that the president himself,
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people are calling him out as well.
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Is there some kind of like connection?
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I mean, like a,
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so not even a solution but like what can actually be controlled
22:23
I feel like people aren't really confident in his position and
22:29
his power to get this like under control.
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Are we speaking about boa,
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is that correct? Yes.
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Yeah. Yeah. So,
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he's a pretty new president.
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So right now, it's really kinda hard.
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we are in the thick of the crisis.
22:45
So trying to see a clear solution is very,
22:48
very difficult. And I think one of the major problems
22:52
right now that he's gonna face that's gonna determine a lot
22:55
of what's to come is his immediate actions.
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So what I mean is he declared war quote unquote on these
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cartels which is problematic because these aren't uniformed people in the streets
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There's no real clear indication of who the enemy is.
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It's very hard, it could blend into society.
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So this is gonna make things very,
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very difficult. And it's gonna take AAA larger effort,
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not just with Nabo by himself,
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no, excuse me.
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but with other countries,
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you know, Colombia and Peru and to some extent
23:29
the United States,
23:30
they need to figure out a way to end this appetite for
23:33
cocaine. Jeez. I mean,
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do you think realistically there is gonna be some kind of like
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team like bonding together for this?
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Like I just, I,
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I don't, I don't think so.
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I don't think so.
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it's going to be it's going to be
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a very difficult thing to achieve because of just how prolific
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and entrenched A lot of these gangs and cartels are in
24:04
Ecuador so much like Mexico,
24:06
for example, these cartels have infiltrated positions of power
24:10
right? The,
24:11
the military, the police and it's pretty common throughout Latin
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America just in general.
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So it's it's a hemispheric problem.
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and Ecuador is just one symptom of a much larger issue
24:23
So it's gonna take a lot of effort.
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but the effort,
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I am not sure what that should look like or what it
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will look like. Jeez.
24:31
Well, I mean,
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yeah, it sounds like again,
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there's so much to tackle here.
24:36
It's only fresh on the surface,
24:38
but we really appreciate you dialing in and breaking this down
24:41
for us and again,
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explain all the moving pieces that we can kind of cover in
24:45
a short time. But hopefully we can talk to you
24:47
soon and again,
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circle back on this and touch base to get a bigger explanation
24:53
Yeah, sounds good.
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Thank you for having me.
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Thank you. Sorry.
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Thank you so much.
24:58
Appreciate no problem. Goodbye.
25:00
Goodbye. Yeah, that's my,
25:03
I'm I'm code switching.
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Oh my God. OK.
25:12
Circle back. Let's touch base circle back.
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Let me take a anyways.
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So what was the next one,
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Myra? So let's you want a segue into it?
25:29
Yeah. Yeah. All segue I'm like,
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yeah, it's like you wanna so in out of their news
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speaking of politics,
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Republican politician,
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Myra Flores has allegedly this is a little weird passed off several
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stolen photos of Mexican food as her own cooking and the public
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is putting her on blast.
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So where she get these pictures from,
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from other I guess from other people from like Facebook from like
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Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
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Look boom. I think what she does too on some of
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them. I've noticed her,
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she zooms in a little bit more so it kind of like
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not look like it,
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you know. But no,
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that, that's, that's the the same picture the same picture
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and they did not get it from her.
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So, yeah.,
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but I, I don't know,
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I don't know. Why are you taking other people's pictures?
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Myra, I mean,
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it just sounds like a weird thing to do.
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Like, you can literally go to a random Mexican restaurant,
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but this is probably again an official like there's a ca there's
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picture credit and everything.
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So it's just interesting that she's doing this.
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Like I could like give less of a excuse my friends.
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I could give less of a shit if someone thinks my Gordita
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look good. I don't know.
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I'm just saying like,
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why wait, but actually I have some evidence from the
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Texas Tribune. So shout out to them.
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that quote, it wasn't her intention to mislead.
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She just said that the photo simply reminded me of my upbringing
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in Mexico and childhood.
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I deleted the tweet to clear up any confusion.
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Oh Can we go back on the other photo?
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Actually the the one that you guys had on before this.
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So let's see, the ranch life with my family is the
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best. La vida,
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the ranch and familia as lo mejor.
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Girl, it kinda sounds like you're taking credit for that
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photo. I don't know what you think,
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brother. Yeah, I mean like it's different like,
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oh my God, this reminds me of home that's different but
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she was like out on the ranch just vibing,
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you know, like Rancho vibes that's a little different Myra.
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But what do I know?
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I'm not a politician.
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I'm just a social media guy here at me too.
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Leave them in. 00 So guys,
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we actually have the actual pictures of her cooking the inside scoop
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the inside scoop.
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We I will not name the source where we got it
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from. They sent us photos.
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A Chismosa sent us photos.
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I'm not gonna name the Chismosa.
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Anyways, what the fuck is that?
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That looks to me like an avocado toast with Valentina.
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Mm This sounds more like Myra's cup of tea.
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Not gonna lie. I don't think she know how to pick
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a good Avoca and sorry to say it like that.
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I kind of avocado Avoca.
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Anyways. Yeah,
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this actually looks like it's straight from Myra's kitchen.
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A little smiley face.
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That's Rancho life. That's hashtag vibes right there.
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Hashtag Rancho Life. Stop stealing people's pictures,
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please at least repost or whatever re gram whatever they call it
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But anyways, that is all the time for today.
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Thank you so much for tuning in.
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I'm Alejandro and this is a,
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we'll see you next time hopefully and to keep the lights on
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Yeah, hopefully.