February 12, 2019, 01:20
Updated February 12, 2019 1:25 h
The Puerto Rican salsaist Gilberto Santa Rosa was announced this Tuesday, in the middle of a new tour of concerts, of the political and economic crisis that exists in Venezuela.
"Venezuela is not a party, or I have the heart to go," said Puerto Rico translator on "Love of Love" tour, which has recently begun 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 heightened after the January 23rd head of parliament, Juan Guido, said he was a temporary president, referring to some members of the Venezuelan constitution.
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.