They came together to rebuild their country after Hurricane Maria and they do it again now. Ricky Martin and his compatriot Luis Fonsi, along with other artists like Eva longoria, participated in the event for Latinos organized by the Democratic candidate Joe Biden in Florida.
There, both artists showed their support for the politician for his next elections and positioned themselves against the current government of Donald Trump, among other things, for his current handling of the coronavirus situation in the United States.
“His incompetence and cruelty has taken many Americans by surprise but not our community. We knew what he was like from the beginning,” Ricky said in his speech. “After Hurricane Maria We saw how he threw paper towels at us while he asked his cabinet if he could sell to Puerto Rico. We saw his cruelty when he launched his campaign calling on immigrant rapists and criminals. ”
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Luis Fonsi, the other person in charge of presenting the act, also pointed to Trump as the president who tried to “divide” us without success. And he cited “Despacito”, his great hit in Spanish, as an example that everyone, Latinos and North Americans, embraced his song regardless of its origin.
He insisted that to achieve this union “it would be better to have a president who celebrates our community” and does not separate it. Proudly Puerto Rican and Latino, both figures of music took advantage of this day to visit the monument of the Pulse nightclub, a leisure place for the LGTB community, victim of a shooting in 2016 in which 50 people died.
“It was a true honor for me to introduce Vice President Joe Biden tonight. He is a great leader who has shown his respect and admiration for the Latino community and for Puerto Rico for many years. It is time that we have a president who treats us with the dignity we deserve, to recognize how valuable our contribution to this country is and to promote unity and acceptance, “wrote Fonsi in his networks.
They and other important faces of music, film and art invited the public to vote and contribute to change for the Latino community.