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Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Residente Among Latin Artists Sharing Support For People Of Venezuela
As Venezuela endures economic crisis, widespread shortage of basic goods and a presidential controversy, Latin music artists have taken to their social platforms to voice support for the county's people in this difficult time.
23 de Enero. Hoy soy un poquito Venezolano. Hoy y siempre me uno a un país que amo tanto. A un país que ha sufrido mucho y que su gente merece vivir en paz y tranquilidad. Pienso en los… https://t.co/u2t5NrT9d1
— Luis Fonsi (@LuisFonsi) January 23, 2019
"Today I am a little Venezuelan," said Puerto Rican megastar Luis Fonsi. "Today and always, I join a country that I love so much. To a country that has suffered a lot and its people deserve to live in peace and tranquility."
El compromiso de hoy como ciudadanos del mundo es salir a la calle por la libertad y futuro de nuestros hermanos venezolanos #VenezuelaLibre #23e #libertad #democracia #GritemosConBrio #23ECallehastaquesevalla pic.twitter.com/03MawPMJ1A
— Alejandro Sanz (@AlejandroSanz) January 23, 2019
"Today's commitment as citizens of the world is to go out on the streets for the freedom and future of our Venezuelan brothers," said Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz.
FUERZA VENEZUELA !! Siempre contigo.
— JUANES (@juanes) January 23, 2019
Many other artists shared sentiments of support, including Ricardo Montaner, Mau and Ricky, and Residente, who recalled his Latin GRAMMY performance backed by the Simón Bolivar Orchestra, a Venezuelan musical institution named after national hero Simón Bolivar.
Legendary Columbian singer/songwriter Juanes also offered, "Stay Strong Venezuela!! Always with you."