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Its Official, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been Extradited to America…and he’s coming straight to Brooklyn!

kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who became a legend in Mexico through his prison escapes and years of staying just ahead of local cops and US Federal agents has been was extradited and transported to the United States on January 19th 2017

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Mexican authorities planned to turn over Guzman, head of the Sinaloa cartel, before Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a US official shared with the media.  A Mexican court on denied Guzman’s appeal of the extradition.

The US Justice Department confirmed the announcement Guzman’s initial appearance are forthcoming. He faces six separate indictments.

Cartel Boss will stand trial in Brooklyn New York. Guzman was picked up by a team from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and US marshals. They will take him to New York. He is expected to stand trial in Brooklyn, no date was given.

“The Justice Department extends its gratitude to the Government of Mexico for their extensive cooperation and assistance in securing the extradition of Guzman Loera to the United States,” it said in a statement, Guzman and other cartel leaders were indicted in 2009 in US District Court in Brooklyn on charges of conspiring to import more than 264,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States between 1990 and 2005. The alleged traffickers are accused of sharing drug transportation routes and obtaining their drugs from various Colombian drug organizations.

“EL Chapo” Guzman also faces charges in Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois, New York, Florida and New Hampshire.

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry has said it had received assurances that if convicted Guzman would not receive the death penalty. Mexico opposes death sentences. For years, the notorious cartel leader has been staying ahead of the law. He is known for using a maze of secret underground tunnels for both evading authorities and moving the massive quantities of drugs that made the Sinaloa Cartel very powerful and dangerous.

Guzman’s recapture in January 2016, after many months as a fugitive represented a major success in what has been an embarrassing ordeal for Mexico. For many, “El Chapo” has become a symbol of the Mexican government’s corruption.

Guzman, also escaped In 2001 and again in 2015 by crawling through an opening in the shower area of his cell block leading to a nearly mile-long tunnel. In August, Guzman’s son was kidnapped from a Puerto Vallarta restaurant, in what was perceived as an attempt to exploit the cartel’s vulnerability. He was later freed.

“El Chapo” is aware that drug trafficking won’t end once he’s gone. “The day I don’t exist, it’s not going to decrease in any way at all,” he told actor Sean Penn in an interview in October 2015.

8 of the Worlds Wealthiest Men Have Half the World Money & 2 are Latinos

According the Huffington Post, just eight super-rich men hold the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, according to an analysis from the charity Oxfam released Sunday night.

2 out of the 8 Billionaires are Hispanic. Carlos Slim from Mexico and Amanacio Ortega from Spain

Six of these billionaires, from Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, are American entrepreneurs: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Rounding out the list are Carlos Slim, the Mexican tycoon, and Amancio Ortega, the Spanish founder of a retail conglomerate that includes clothing chain Zara. Together their net wealth ― assets minus debts ― amounts to $426 billion. See full article here: http://huff.to/2jDG5WK

Uber for Weed?

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Uber for Weed?

As marijuana is becoming legal in more states, business is budding in states where the sale and consumption of it has been legal for some time. In northern California, farmers grow it for medicinal purposes and in San Francisco, the delivery service Eaze, has been dubbed the “Uber of weed”, and is one of the most funded tech start-ups in the marijuana industry.

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Did you know that medical marijuana farmers can obtain insurance coverage for their crop? California’s John Ford Insurance Agency offers cannabis coverage in select areas with plans for general and product liability, property, crop and general equipment breakdowns – in a similar manner for farmers of any other crop. As the cannabis industry grows in California, this independent insurance agency looks to aid the farmers.

Could something like this lead to the legalization of medical marijuana nationwide?

(disclaimer, this post is informational and or for entertainment purposes. It is not an indication that LT supports use or sale of marijuana)

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LOS HERMANOS ROSARIO ESCRIBIENDO LA HISTORIA DEL MERENGUE POR CASI CUATRO DECADAS

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Los Hermanos Rosario, es una de las mas importantes agrupaciones musicales de La Republica Dominicana, un verdadero icono del merengue que ha podido mantenerse en los primeros lugares de popularidad por 38 años consecutivos y ganarse la preferencia del pueblo durante  generaciones.

Es imposible hablar de Merengue sin mencionar a Tony, Luis y Rafa Rosario, las caras de esta popular agrupación

Los Rosario llevan a sus millones de seguidores un merengue con estilo, un sonido que se renueva constantemente, que se adapta a los nuevos tiempos e increíblemente sus integrantes han desafiado la ley del tiempo y hoy lucen más jóvenes y en mejor forma física que el primero de mayo de 1978, día en que se formó oficialmente su orquesta.

 

Este ha sido un camino largo y duro, nos confiesan los hermanos, cayéndonos y levantándonos tantas veces como ha sido necesario. Crear merengue para las nuevas y no tan nuevas generaciones ha sido una labor de amor, de disciplina militar, de hacer las cosas bien y sobre todo de respetar al público.

La unión y la hermandad han sido la clave transcendental del éxito para este grupo, la manera en que fueron criados estos 14 hermanos por un padre zapatero y una madre que realizaba trabajos esporádicos de limpieza en el pueblo de Higuey, en medio de carencias económicas que nunca sintieron porque estaban demasiado ocupados divirtiéndose, siendo niños y soñando a ser músicos.

 

A pesar de las altas y bajas han sabido mantenerse en el gusto popular, algunos de los momentos mas dificiles fueron el asesinato de su hermano y director musical, Pepe Rosario en 1982 y la salida de la agrupación de otro de los hermanos: Toño Rosario,

 

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“Toño era muy inquieto, esta ha sido ha sido su personalidad siempre, llegamos a Puerto Rico y se enamoró de esta muchacha, la Cintrón y quiso formar tienda aparte”,

 

Hoy, Los Hermanos Rosario disfrutan de un lugar preferencial dentro de la historia del merengue. Rafa entiende que su grupo y los merengueros de antes han luchado mucho para que el ritmo continúe vigente y que ahora le toca a la nueva generación hacer su parte.

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 CUAL ES SU GRUPO DE MUSICA PREFERIDO?

Nos gusta mucho nuestro hermano, Toño Rosario, Eddie Herrera está haciendo también un muy buen trabajo.

Johnny Ventura, Sergio Vargas y Fernando Villalona se mantienen trabajando. Peña Suazo y Kinito Mendez también siguen luchando para que el merengue se mantenga pegado. Y a Joseito Mateo hay que incluirlo en los Records Guinnes, porque aún sigue cantando merengue a sus 96 años de edad.

 

QUE LES PREOCUPA DE LOS DOMINICANOS EN LA ISLA Y DE LOS DOMINICANOS EN USA?

Me preocupa mucho la falta de educación, hacen faltan talleres, institutos técnicos y programas educativos para acabar con la delincuencia en Rep. Dom.

El dominicano en USA se ha superado mucho en los últimos anos, me siento muy orgulloso de nuestra gente que se ha dedicado a trabajar y a superarse. Tenemos muchos dominicanos destacados en la política, los negocios, el arte y estudiando en las más prestigiosas universidades.

 

QUIEN ES EL MAS BUENMOSO DE LOS ROSARIO:

Rafa: Yo, por supuesto

 

Y EL MAS FEO?

Toño, es tan feo que el mismo se llama el cuco (carcajadas)

Rueda de prensa en la que Toño Rosario y Los Hermanos Rosario anunciaron su reencuentro en los escenario después de casi 20 años, en un show que formara parte de los premios El Soberano. Foto: Ariel Díaz-Alejo/acento.com.do Fecha: 04/04/2013.

A Very Happy New Year for Dominican Slugger Edwin Encarnacion

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Image: sports.yahoo.com

It’s truly a New Year for the Cleveland Indians.

Though they were just a game short of a World Series title, the Indians finalized a $65 million, three-year contract with free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion on Thursday.

Cleveland aggressively pursued the La Romana-born pelotero, who has averaged 39 homers over the past five seasons. Encarnacion hit 42 home runs and drove in 127 runs last season for the Toronto Blue Jays, who lost to the Indians in the American League Championship Series.

Encarnacion’s agreement is the largest in the Cleveland Indians’ history, surpassing a five year deal in 2007 with now NY Yankee Travis Hafner that added $57 million in guaranteed money and a $56 million, four-year contract with free agent Nick Swisher, now an Atlanta Brave, ahead of the 2013 season.

#DraLo Goes to Prom

Drake and Jennifer Lopez are packing on the PDA all over social media for everyone to see. If anyone had doubts that these two are together, the winter wonderland prom-themed party they attended in Los Angeles definitely distilled that rumor.

While at the party these two were grinding up a storm all over the dance floor. Although they made time for fun, everyone at the event got a chance to hear some of the music the duo was collaborating on.

❤💕 @jlo #JenniferLopez #Drake #JLovers #DraLo

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The night included a few slow paced songs that they danced to after being crowned prom queen and king.

That dance ❤💕 @jlo #JenniferLopez #Drake #DraLo #JLovers

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Are you looking forward to hearing new music from Hollywood’s new it couple? More importantly, could this be the one for J. Lo. or is Drake just another fling?

Sound off below in the comment section.

Mayans MC Spinoff Begins Casting

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Photo provided by FX

The Mayans will ride again, but this time they will be the stars of their own series, which will begin casting in March 2017. The new show titled Mayans MC will follow the life of a new recruit to the Mayans motorcycle gang, which was featured on the show Sons of Anarchy.

The new show titled “Mayans MC,” will follow the life of a new recruit, EZ Reyes, who will be joining the motorcycle gang as he and other members are “at odds with the cartel and scrambling within their personal lives,” according to Backstage.com, a casting/talent notice website.

According to the website, the show will take place along the “California-Mexico border” and probably be set in Los Angeles.

If the show is anything like the series it is spinning off from it is sure to be hit for the premium cable channel FX. According to Variety.com, SOA was the network’s highest-rated drama.

The first episode will be penned by Elgin James, a former straightedge anti-neo-Nazi gang member from Boston who robbed drug dealers to give the money to charities, according to LATimes.com.

Series creator, Kurt Sutter, knew James was the perfect person to co-produce and help shepherd the show.

I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice…because I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions…Elgin is that voice.”

The show will also begin shooting in March 2017.

Countdown to the 2017 Golden Globes

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Just over a week away from the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, everyone is hoping their favorites will win at least one Globe. But could the winners be predicted?

Meryl Streep is not only receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, but her chances of winning the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical are fairly high, compared to her Florence Foster Jenkins costar Hugh Grant in the Actor category. This is her 30th nomination and could be her ninth award. As for some of the other lovely and talented ladies with a nomination in film, the odds of Amy Adams and Natalie Portman contending for Best Performance by an Actress for their roles in Arrival and Jackie, respectively, are quite high. The cards also seem to be in the favor of these other motion picture nominees: Hell or High Water in Drama, Deadpool, 20th Century Women, and Sing Street in Comedy/Musical. As much as we may tell ourselves that most cartoons are for kids, viewers can’t help but to love Kubo and the Two Strings and Sing, both holding their lucky rabbit’s foot for the win of Best Animated Motion Picture.

New original shows streaming only for Netflix and Amazon Prime members are on the rise and the upcoming Golden Globes reflects that. Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, staring Gael Garcia Bernal (with a nomination of his own for Best Actor), just may come out on top as Best Musical/Comedy Television Series, possibly overshadowing its diverse competitors such as Atlanta on FX, Black-ish on ABC and Transparent, also on Amazon. Period pieces, and Netflix originals, Stranger Things and The Crown may fall short of NBC’s This Is Us. And as much as we love Gina Rodriguez in Jane the Virgin, the winning hand may be dealt to Issa Rae of HBO’s Insecure Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical/Comedy Television Series.

Though these odds may not be 100% on point, if this election has taught us anything is that anyone can be a winner!

Grey’s Anatomy Star Possibly Returning to Hit Show

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Rumors have been swirling that Sara Ramirez, aka Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy, might make a cameo on the hit show during the back half of season 13.

When we last saw Ramirez, her character left the show to pursue romance and medicine in New York with her young daughter in tow after agreeing to joint custody with her ex-wife, Arizona, played by Jessica Capshaw.

Unlike other characters that were on the show, Torres was neither killed off or completely written out, and Ramirez’s character still has strong ties to Grey’s Anatomy, which opens the doors to many possible cameo appearances.

On the show, her daughter Sofia is best friends with Zola Shepherd, Meredith Grey‘s daughter, and the shared custody agreement between Torres and Arizona leaves room for the both to interact in the future.

Also, when Ramirez left she simply stated that “she needed a break” after a decade, and unlike Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington, she has not burned any bridges with showrunner Shonda Rhimes, according to the producer.

I love the woman and I want to do everything for her. It all worked out in that sense.”

According to TV Line, there is a possible episode that will take place on an airplane and that is possibly where Callie Torres might pop up.

Grey’s Anatomy returns on Jan. 19 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.

 

 

J. Lo. & Drake Making More Than Just Music

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It’s official. J. Lo. has finally moved on from her backup dancing beau, Casper Smart, for the self-proclaimed “Champagne Papi” himself, Drake.

While she had us there for a moment by kissing Marc Anthony at the Latin Grammys, that seems to have just been a kiss between friends and co-parents, but of course, his soon-to-be ex-wife Shannon De Lima didn’t think so.

Hours after J.Lo. and Drake made their relationship Instagram official, Marc Anthony filed officially filed for divorce.

Anthony might not be the only one sad to see Drake and “Jenny from the Bronx” attached at the hip. After the news broke of the musical collaboration-turned-romance, international pop star, Rihanna quickly unfollowed Lopez on the social media platform.

Earlier in the year Drake presented Rihanna the VMA Vanguard Award and declared his love for her.

Rihanna was one of Lopez’s closest friends in the music industry. Eight months ago, RiRi even gifted Lopez with a pair of navy Manolo Blahnik, shoes that can cost anywhere from $500 to $900.

@badgalriri Thank you soooomuch for these incredibly sick ass boots!! #Rihanna #manolos #loveher #thebaddest

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Rumors about Drake and Jennifer Lopez dating initially started flying when he attended her Las Vegas Residency twice two weeks ago, but things have certainly steamed up between the two since then.

Look who rolled up to my show tonight to say hi!! @champagnepapi #lovehim #jlovegas #ALLIHAVE

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Do you think that after J.Lo. gives Drake “all her love” that their relationship will last?

Sound off in the comment section.