BELatina’s Weekend Briefing: Palestine, Elon Musk, and the Obamas’ Farewell to Bo, What You Need to Know

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Who said Mondays are easy?

Besides, when did we get to the middle of May?!

This year seems to be going by faster than Selena The Series, and every week there’s a social shake-up in a different corner of the world.

Here’s everything you need to know to start the week.

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Palestine is once again the focus of Israeli violence

Between forced evictions and a new wave of Israeli police violence, at least 100 people were injured this weekend in Palestine.

As reported by CNN, all of the injured were Palestinians, and most were injured by rubber bullets or stun grenades.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, the latest clashes came after up to 205 people were injured at the Al Aqsa Mosque on Friday when Israeli police in riot gear clashed with Palestinians after evening prayers.

Meanwhile, the United States remains silent.

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The Obamas say goodbye to their beloved Bo

The Obamas announced last Saturday the death of Bo, the Portuguese spaniel who became the first presidential mascot in the Obama White House.

Bo died at age 12 after a tough battle with cancer, Michelle Obama said on Instagram.

President Barack Obama said the family had lost “a true friend and loyal companion.”

“For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives – happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between,” the former president wrote on Twitter.

“He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the summer, was unflappable with children, lived for scraps around the dinner table, and had great hair.”

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Photo courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission-NBC News.

A Long-Overdue Recognition For a Mexican-American Hero

Marcelino Serna, who died in 1992, has received posthumous recognition for his bravery in WWI, NBC Latino reported. Serna, a former Army private, was chosen last Friday by a Texas legislative committee to receive the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

The brave soldier is credited with single-handedly capturing 24 soldiers.

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Elon Musk’s bizarre appearance on SNL

For all of us who dared to put a dollar or two into Dogecoin, Elon Musk’s appearance on SNL was worse than his bizarre monologue.

The billionaire automaker and tech entrepreneur proved again that all the money in the world can’t buy the talent to be an actor, comedian, or professional performer.

Musk claimed in his monologue to be the first show host with an autism spectrum disorder (fake) and spent the entire night making absurd jokes, mostly at his own expense.

Finally, his “performance” was so pathetic, my couple of bucks went up in smoke when Dogecoin took a nosedive after its “father” pretended to be a comedian.

Hope you have a great week!