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Please pray and help in any way you can Puerto Rico and Mexico. Neither of our economies/governments are really very good, so we really need both the support of our people and the support of our foreign allies (and colonizers) to get us through these devastating disasters. Both Mexico and Puerto Rico are experiencing two back-to-back of the same disasters and it’s horrible. Please think of us, even if you just spread the news in whatever way. Share links to donation sites, give some food cans to a donation center, anything. 

Meanwhile in Mexico

Rock n’ Roll, the musical style and movement that birthed modern music. Born in the USA in the early 1950s with roots in African Music, Blues and Gospel, and destined to forever change the way we listen to music. Rock n Roll arrived like a storm changing everything on its path, the music of youth and rebellion, with icons like Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly amongst others. It inspired an entire generation to create their own music and to evolve the genre into endless possibilities forever changing the way we create and listen to music… But what about other countries? Ever wondered how has Rock n’ Roll affected different places on earth?

Since its beginnings, Rock n Roll has never been popular with authority, and in Mexico it was no different. Rock n Roll has always been an expression of freedom and rebellion which to the government was nothing more than an all-out assault on tradition and morality, a violation of the ideological foundations of a country that has always been highly catholic with little to no separation between church and state. Rock n Roll was an explosion of youth expression a very strong contrast with the generations that came before that moment, and with it came new fashion, miniskirts and tight jeans, colorful shirts and long hair…it was definitely not something the government of Mexico was prepared to allow and it soon begun to link this new movement to immorality, depravity and even satanism.

Rock n Roll became public enemy number one and since the government owned and controlled all media, the president at the time Miguel Aleman Valdez and the Regent Uruchurtu launched a nationwide campaign to eradicate this new movement of Rock n Roll that was a danger to society. Places called “Cafe Cantante” which were dedicated to playing Rock and Roll became illegal and closed down. Most shops and restaurants adopted policies that would not allow long hair or immoral clothes in their premises…imagine the town of Footloose but as an entire country.

For the next decade, Mexico was under authoritarian rule. Young people were expected to submit and obey without question, any expression of rebellion as small as it was could be seen as a threat to the state and would be silenced, this included freedom of speech and any dispute against the ruling powers. The government begun to forbid gatherings of young people justifying this act as a threat to national security.

In 1971 during the boom of psychedelic rock in USA and England, Mexico was still behind, with two decades of prohibition of Rock n Roll the youth was restless. Two young impresarios decided to organize a car race in the town of Avandaro and figured it would be a nice moment to promote some healthy concert featuring Rock n Roll. Well the word spread like fire through Mexico about this event. A nation thirsty for Rock n Roll couldn’t care less about car races but they traveled long and wide to attend this Rock festival that would later be known as Mexican Woodstock. An estimate of 500,000 people showed up to the festival…the music starts and people loose it. Decades of oppression go up in smoke in a couple songs, people dance and have the times of their lives…some sets into the concert and people start chanting “tenemos el poder” (we’ve got the power) The government was not cool with that.

When the festival ended, the government took to the media again to satanize the festival, all headlines read SEX, DRUGS, RIOTS, FRENZY, WILDNESS! And from that moment the Rock prohibition comes back stronger than the first time around. Radio and Television were forbidden to broadcast the music, it became illegal to listen to Rock n Roll or dress like a Rocker, police were allowed to detain, arrest and eventually brutalize any “rockers” they found on the streets, being a rocker was outlawed and you could go to jail…or worse. It was a complete blackout for Rock n Roll in the entire country.

But like anytime anything becomes illegal…it will find a way to thrive, and in Mexico that came in the way of “Hoyos Fonqui” (Funky Holes) Illegal places where people would gather to play and listen to Rock. These places were often somebody’s garage or an abandoned house, some construction site, a warehouse or literally any damn place where you could hide from authority to get your music on. Unlawful places where anyone could go and some even profited from this by selling beer in plastic bags or any substance you could think of. Oftentimes even bent cops would assist these concerts selling whatever they had confiscated earlier or charging for the concert as if they owned the place. Every once and then the real police would raid these places arresting hundreds of people at once.

It took 15 years for Rock n Roll to become accepted into Mexican society. In 1986 a publicity campaign called “Rock en tu Idioma” (Rock in your language) begun to promote Rock and Roll in Mexico for the first time. A great number of Mexican rock bands begun to surge…only thirty years after the rest of the world had lived through this movement.

To date there is a delay in modern musical styles in Mexico as several stages and sub-genres of Rock never had the time to thrive in the country where the music was prohibited for so long.

Schlimazelbabe

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El Ojo en la Nuca (2000, Rodrigo Pía)

La historia de Pablo, un joven uruguayo exiliado en México, cuyo padre fue desaparecido durante la dictadura militar, que decide regresar al Uruguay una semana después del plebiscito buscando hacer justicia. 

America: Happy birthday to meeee!!

Canada: Do you want another handful of sparklers? 

America: Oh, damn, bro, yes, look, bro, you could be celebrating too. I should have taken you over , you’d make such cute states, I– 

America; Hey! Mexico!! C’mere!! You should be America, too. I coulda taken all you’all over when I had the chance don;t you wish–

Mexico: Okay, no more keg stands for you. 

Hold Me Tight Or Don’t - Fall Out Boy [Spanish Lyrics/Letra traducida al español]

Nunca había realmente sentido una cosa
Estoy demasiado congelado
Tu fuiste la única
Eso incluso estuvo demasiado cerca
Yo solo me pellizque a mi mismo
Ya no estoy en coma
Desperté, sin suerte
Desperté.sin suerte

Y cuando tus puntadas comiencen a abrirse
Quiero dormir con cada pelusa
Y el relleno que sale de ti, tú
Saque demasiados golpes de esta memoria
Necesito calmarme

Otro día pasa
Así que abrázame fuerte
Abrázame fuerte, o no lo hagas
Oh no, no, Así no es como la historia termina
Así que abrázame fuerte
Abrázame fuerte, o no lo hagas

Me dí un viaje otra vez
Me di cuenta que no puedo estar contigo
O ser solo tu amigo
Te amo hasta la muerte
Pero simplemente no puedo, no puedo pretender
Que nosotros eramos amantes primero
Confidentes pero nunca amigos
¿Alguna vez fuimos amigos?

 Y cuando tus puntadas comiencen a abrirse
Quiero dormir con cada pelusa
Y el relleno que sale de ti, tú
Saque demasiados golpes de esta memoria
Necesito calmarme

Otro día pasa
Así que abrázame fuerte
Abrázame fuerte, o no lo hagas
Oh no, no, Así no es como la historia termina
Así que abrázame fuerte
Abrázame fuerte, o no lo hagas

Por qué he pasado los limites
La distancia entre nosotros
Me afila como un cuchillo
Más allá de los limites
La distancia entre nosotros
Me afila como un cuchillo

Otro día pasa
Así que abrázame fuerte
Abrázame fuerte, o no lo hagas
Oh no, no, Estoy muy seguro que así no es como la historia termina
Así que abrázame fuerte
Abrázame fuerte, o no lo hagas

[Acabo de terminar la traducción, me fue dificil no traducirla porque #DíaDeMuertos, espero mañana tener el video subtitulado o el jueves, espero les guste la letra, ¿verdad que esta bonita?.

If you want read the lyrics of Hold Me Tight Or Don’t in spanish, this is the right post!, i can’t wait to translate the lyrics in spanish hahaha, i love Día de Muertos (in the video they write Día de los Muertos, well, is correct too but all the people that I know here call this day like Día de Muertos, how ever), this year in Day of the dead i very special to me, and i love the video, yes, Día de los Muertos is a party, well, Mexico is a party, i hope you can understand the lyrics and this stuff, if you want i tell you more about this traditions tell me and i do it!]
EDIT: I EDIT THE POST AGAIN BECAUSE I FIXED THE MISTAKES(?)

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Hello, tanto tiempo ; ;

 Después de dos años de estar olvidado en mi carpeta, este AU ve la luz!

Con @cockismybusiness habíamos empezado un universo alterno Latin Hetalia/Pacific Rim y… era precioso, créanme. 


La historia tiene como pilotos del Cóndor a Julio y Miguel, mientras el Mariscal a cargo era un experimentado y veterano Daniel. Teníamos a Vene y/o Sebas monitoreando a los chicos en cada despliegue, antes de cada combate, y a Itzel y Pedro, René y Gregorio como pilotos también.
Ryuu se mandó un worldbuilding impresionante, como siempre, y yo tenía anotado todo en un doc… que se borró ;v; pero VAYAN Y PREGÚNTENLE porque yo ya soy demasiado rompebolas y le pregunto cada rato y no sé como no me odia todavía ;vvvv;

Disfruten!