BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Bob Saget, Ahmaud Arbery, Rebelde, And More

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Happy Monday, people!

We start the week with all the energy in the world and ready to tell more inspiring stories from our community.

However, we know that the best way to start a new day is to be informed. That’s why we bring you the most important news of the weekend.

From the death of comic Bob Saget to the arrival of our teen series, Rebelde, on Netflix, these are the most important news of the weekend.

Comic Bob Saget found dead in an Orlando hotel. He was 65

Comic and actor Bob Saget, known as the patriarch Danny Tanner on “Full House” and the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” was found dead on Sunday in an Orlando hotel. He was 65. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed his death and said there were no signs of foul play or drug use

Halsey and Bad Bunny might bless us with a collaboration

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The 27-year-old singer and songwriter Halsey opened a conversation with her followers on Twitter, ranging from pregnancy cravings to a possible music collaboration with Bad Bunny. The American singer talked with her fans about Latino foods in her postpartum menu and even showed her ability to write in Spanish. Then, a fan asked in Spanish if she would please record a song with Bad Bunny, to which Halsey replied, “honestly? It has been discussed.” We’ll just have to wait.

Iconic actor Sidney Poitier dies at 94

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The first Black performer to win the Academy Award for best actor, Sidney Poitier, passed away on Thursday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 94. Poitier’s Academy Award for his performance in the 1963 film “Lilies of the Field” made him the first Black actor to win in the best-actor category. Poitier’s groundbreaking performance coincided with the beginning of the civil rights movement and marked a “before-and-after” in representation of Black people on the screen.

Three men get sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

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On Friday, a Georgia judge sentenced both Travis McMichael, the man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery and his father, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge issued a lesser sentence of life with the possibility of parole to the other white man convicted of murdering Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man whom they had chased through their neighborhood.

Netflix’s ‘Rebelde’ reboot brings back memories of our teenage years – and we’re here for it

Netflix has brought back one of the most important series in Latin America’s history. The streaming giant’s reboot of “Rebelde” has been the talk on social media for its reconceptualization of the original 2004 Televisa series into a more inclusive, diverse, and multilingual version.

A renewed and free Britney jams to Bad Bunny

Britney Spears surprised Latino fans in a new post on IG where she showed her “first high-waisted bathing suit ever,” to Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortéz’s “Dákiti” and Bad Bunny and Tainy’s “Calláita.”

First person with non-terminal illness dies legally by euthanasia in Colombia

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Victor Escobar became the first person with a non-terminal illness to die by legally regulated euthanasia in Colombia. Escobar passed away late on Friday after suffering from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which significantly diminishes the quality of life, according to Reuters.