Pablo Montero He is in the eye of the hurricane after having appeared in a private show that included, neither more nor less, the dictator Nicolás Maduro, since it was his 59th birthday.
Criticism for the celebration in the Miraflores Palace, broadcast on national open television, did not wait, to the extent of even being considered someone hostile to Venezuelan territory.
The Organization of Political Persecuted Venezuelans in Exile (Veppex) announced this Wednesday that it declared the Mexican singer and actor “persona non grata”.
“Pablo Montero, unfortunately, acts on him and ingratiates himself with an individual who is accused of drug trafficking, has an investigation in the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and violates the human rights of Venezuelans,” Veppex wrote.
At the party held this Tuesday at the Miraflores Palace, which was broadcast by the Venezuelan state channel VTV, Montero interpreted for Maduro “Las mañanitas”, in addition to other songs such as the famous ranchera “El Rey” and “Alma llanera”.
The president of Veppex, José Antonio Colina, said that this “deplorable performance occurs only two days after an illegitimate election carried out by the dictatorship” and recalls that there have been other artists who “have gone applaud Maduro’s international criminal like Steven Seagal, Bonny Cepeda and Danny Glover ”.
Veppex’s criticism of Pablo Montero adds to a long list of critical comments towards the singer on social networks since his performance was known at the Miraflores Palace.
According to a press release from Pablo Montero’s representative, reproduced by media throughout North America, Central America and South America, the Mexican singer does not “meddle” in the affairs of other countries and as an artist he has no “party or flag other than Mexican music.”
“I do not interfere in conflicts that in this case may exist in that sister country. I only wish that soon they can solve them in peace, for the love I have for Venezuela”The letter reads.
The singer closed his message, published on Instagram, assuring that after having gone through difficult times, referring to the pandemic, will continue working without anything or anyone stopping it.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, celebrated his 59th anniversary in the government palace on Tuesday with the song Las Mañanitas performed by Mexican singer Pablo Montero and where other musical groups were also presented.
Maduro said he was surprised by the entertainment because I was meeting with officials when his wife Cilia Flores asked him to leave the office and he found a youth rap group in one of the gardens.
After the group’s song and dance performances broadcast on state television, Maduro heard inside the palace singers of llanera music and then to a salsa orchestra to make way for the Mexican actor who He gave him a black mariachi hat.
Montero thanked “the beautiful people of Venezuela” and congratulated the president, who last year celebrated his birthday with the Dominican merengue singer Bonny Cepeda and in the past with the late singer and songwriter Juan Gabriel.
With information from EFE and Reuters.
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