BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Haiti, Afghanistán, Bad Bunny, And More

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Happy Monday morning.

We wish we could tell you that we have the best energies to start this week, but we’d be lying. Between the vacation hangover, the earthquake in Haiti, and the fall of Kabul, we have just some inspiring news for today.

From Bad Bunny’s first post-pandemic performance in Miami to Jasmine Camacho Quinn’s new record, here’s what you need to know to start your week.

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Haiti shattered after another devastating earthquake

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti last Saturday, leaving more than 1,300 people dead, according to the latest count by authorities. Rescue efforts in the rubble have been hampered by the effects of Tropical Depression Grace which is approaching its shores with heavy rains expected this Monday. 

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Photo: Washington Post.

Kabul’s terrifying fall ends America’s longest war

Following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban have retaken territory and ended the longest war in U.S. history. Between images of desperate Afghans trying to board NATO planes on the tarmac of airstrips and those of Taliban fighters armed with rifles occupying the presidential palace, many compare Afghanistan’s failure to Vietnam’s.

Aventura and Bad Bunny brought joy back to Miami

More than a year after massive event cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, Aventura, led by Romeo Santos, Henry Santos, Lenny Santos, and Max Santos, have returned to delight their fans with their Immortal Tour.

Last Saturday night, the group officially launched their five-date U.S. tour at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, bringing the audience to their feet and chanting hits such as “El Desprecio,” “Por Un Segundo,” and “El Malo.”

In front of 50,000 attendees, and after reviewing twenty years of trajectory, Aventura told fans that “Benito never fails!” as Bad Bunny took the stage to perform their collaborative track, “Volví.”

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Photo: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez.

Jasmine Camacho Quinn breaks new record

After taking gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 24-year-old Puerto Rican athlete Jasmine Camacho Quinn has reached a new milestone. Camacho Quinn, 24, dominated the Olympic 100m hurdles event and now moved up to the top spot in the World Athletics rankings, placing her at the top with 1,433 accumulated points. She is followed by Kendra Harrison with 1,398.