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BELatina’s Best of the Week: RBD, Tenoch Huerta, Latin America’s World Cup Win, and More

Happy Friday, BELatina readers!  

How’s your shopping list going? Have y’all wrapped up all of your end-of-the-year work projects? We sure hope so!  

Don’t know about you, but we’re ready for some much-needed time with our loved ones around a dinner table full of delicious Christmas food and drinks that we anticipate every December.  

Before we log off for Nochebuena though, let’s catch you up with stories that you might’ve missed this week. From Argentina and the rest of Latin America uniting to celebrate the new World Cup winner to five last-minute regalito ideas for those who have yet to start shopping, here’s what happened this week. 

P.S. We hope you enjoy your holiday weekend! 

Argentina and the Rest of Latin America Unite To Celebrate the New World Cup Winner

Argentina and the Rest of Latin America Unite To Celebrate the New World Cup Winner belatina latine
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In a celebration, not only joined by Argentina when Messi and the rest of the team raised the World Cup after beating France in an incredibly heart-stopping game, millions of soccer fans around Latin America celebrated another country’s win as if it was their own. 

That’s the beauty of soccer. It has the power to unite or to divide, and Latines have shown that celebrating other Latines’ victories is nothing but a strength that only makes us prouder of our roots.  

Five Nostalgic Songs to Prepare Us for RBD’s Reunion 


“Prepara tu corbata,” the SoyRebelde.World official website reads. Guess what, mi gente?! RBD’s reunion is finally happening! 

After multiple heart-stopping reunions throughout the last few years, the official news of RBD’s comeback is here. Five out of six of the original members will be back on January 19. 

To kick off the emotional rollercoaster – and dust off our RBD uniforms – let’s look back at five nostalgic songs that will prepare us for RBD’s upcoming reunion.  

VA Medical Center in San Diego is Honoring a Latina for the First Time Ever 

Credit: U.S. Army

Recently, the VA Medical Center located in La Jolla, San Diego decided to rename itself to honor a Latina for the first time ever. Its new name is the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The VA Medical Center is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 

AP Names Mexican Actor Tenoch Huerta Breakthrough Entertainer 

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There’s no doubt that the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been huge in matters of Latine representation, where Marvel used Indigenous traditions, language, and connotations to portray the movie’s characters and their surroundings. 

Speaking of the sequel’s characters, Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who plays Namor, has been turning heads for his role. Most recently, he was named one of 2022’s Breakthrough Entertainers by The Associated Press (AP). 

Five Last-Minute Regalito Ideas for Those Short on Time This Holiday Season 

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Familia, it happens. We get so tied up with our work life, and the next thing you know we’re a week away from Christmas… and there’s no present in sight. Did you forget you’re not only Wonder Woman but Santa Claus too?  

Now, instead of freaking out and going all dramatica, let’s think of ways to make it easier on yourself. After all, you do have three days to figure it out. Plus, we can always arrive a little later on Nochebuena, ¿que no? 

From coffee to baking goods, here are five last-minute ideas that anyone will cherish. 

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