[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Juanes' Useless Quest For Peace

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Juanes' Useless Quest For Peace

Courtesy El Nuevo Herald

Miguel Perez, writing at Capitol Hill Cubans, absolutely crushes one out of the atmosphere with this post.
Would Juanes have performed in the right-wing Chile of Augusto Pinochet? Would he and his fellow concert headliners, Puerto Rico's Olga Tanon and Spain's Miguel Bose, have gone to South Africa to perform during apartheid? Do they know that the Nelson Mandelas of Cuba are still in prison? Didn't Juanes recently cancel a "Peace Without Borders" concert in Honduras because he didn't want to legitimize the temporary government there? Doesn't the 50-year-long dictatorship in Cuba exude enough illegitimacy? Does Juanes really want to help legitimize the same evil force that drives the FARC guerrillas in his homeland?