Puerto Rican salsa singer Gilberto Santa Rosa told Efe today at the height of the new concert tour that Venezuela "is not a party," because that country that did not visit five years ago lives in a deep political and economic crisis. ,
"Venezuela is not a party or I have the heart to go," said Puerto Rico translator in a telephone interview with Efe in the middle of her tour of the show "The Love of Lovers" recently launched in the United States.
"Every day, when I pray for understanding and peace, Puerto Rico also has its own challenge and I am trying not to interfere in these conflicts," said Santa Rosa, known as "El caballero de la salsa".
Even with the humanitarian crisis that Venezuela is undergoing, Santa Rosa said it was necessary to add this cultural square to its presentation.
The situation has worsened in Venezuela in recent months, where the opposition considers illegal elections in May last year, when Nicholas Maduro was re-elected president and questioned by the international community.
The crisis was highlighted after 23 January, head of parliament, Juan Guido, said he was a temporary president when referring to some members of the Venezuelan constitution and receiving US support. and a large number of countries on the American continent, including the United States.
Santa Rosa, for its part, said Venezuela was its first international place, its "trampoline" to be recognized in Latin America.
He recalled that between 1988 and 1989, several years after he started as a soloist, he began to "make a little noise" in this country.
But only when he released the album "Punto de vista" (1990), which included his hit "Perdóname", which began to have a larger international screening.
Santa Rosa also said he has not appeared so much outside of Puerto Rico until he has released his album "Live from Carnegie Hall" (1995).