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Over 85 celebrities join in protest of Chavez's actions
February 21, 2008 -- Many Hispanic celebrities (and a few non-Hispanics) have joined in support of Spanish pop singer, Alejandro Sanz, after his concert in Venezuela was canceled following his criticism of President Hugo Chavez back in 2004.
Venezuelan organizers announced that Sanz's Valentine's concert in Feb. 14 in Caracas was canceled because it lacked "the appropriate conditions." A November concert also was scrapped when officials withdrew permission to use a government-owned auditorium.
Sanz's criticism of President Hugo Chavez led Venezuelan officials to declare he is not welcome in the country — though ticket sales for the Valentine's day concert was sold-out.
Now, in an effort to stand behind the 38-year-old singer, 85 artists,
including Jennifer López,
Marc Anthony and
Ricky Martin, have signed a petition that
shows their support the Spaniard singer.
Sanz might be best known to American audiences for his mega-hit duet with Shakira, “La Tortura.”
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