- Mexico has a new Saint: “San Paco Memo” aka Guillermo Ochoa, the country’s 28-year-old goalkeeper whose remarkable performance in Mexico’s scoreless draw with Brazil turned him into a national hero in just over 90 minutes. A flurry of memes zipped across social media with Ochoa pictured as Superman, Time Magazine’s Man of the Year and St Jude, the patron saint of lost causes. For those you missed his heroic deeds, check it out on YouTube and be amazed.
- Mexican actress and singer Angelica Maria has been named Woman of the Year, commemorating her 64 years in the entertainment business and her work promoting Mexican art and culture at home and abroad. “La Novia de Mexico” was actually born in New Orleans in 1944 and moved to Mexico City at age five. Her career shifted from Telenovelas to film to stage to music. One of the original crossover singers, recording ballads and pop songs in English, she also helped invent the balada ranchera which mixes ballads and mariachi music. One , Tú Sigues Siendo el Mismo sold a million copies in the US alone.
- Talk about getting caught with your pants down! The Mexican actor/model/Mister World Runner Up Gabriel Soto Borja-Diaz fessed up this week to having sex with a Colombian porn star, claiming on “El Gordo y La Flaca” that the “encounter” took place way back in 2006, long before becoming a daddy and settling down with his current squeeze, Geraldine Bazan. Looks like the Telenovela actor is playing out his own scripts.
Hasta la próxima!