Pablo Montero appeared at the birthday party of the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro to sing “Cielito lindo,” which earned him serious criticism.
So through a statement, he distanced himself from the controversy:
“Dear friends of the press and the general public. Regarding my participation in the Miraflores Palace in Venezuela, where other singers were also present during an event of President Nicolás Maduro, I tell you that as an artist I have no party or flag other than that of Mexican music, which is universal, in addition to the fact that the mariachi of Mexico is a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
“I do not interfere in conflicts that in this case may exist in that brother country. I only hope that soon they can solve them in peace, because of the love I have for Venezuela. I appreciate your interest in the matter and we will continue working, after very difficult times for everyone. A big hug from your friend: Pablo Montero “.
After his performance, Maduro came over to give him a hug and then photos were taken and he sang “Alma llanera”, “El rey”, “Grinding coffee” and “Volver, Volver”.
Montero was accompanied by the Mariachi Show 2000 and took time to dedicate a few words to the public and the Venezuelan president:
“Thank you always to all the beautiful people of this country who have always received me with much affection and love; we come with all our hearts to bring Mexican music. And I want … you are so young that I can tell you about you: Nicolás , I give you this hat, it is mine, with a lot of affection and it fits you to the penny “.
Maduro, for his part, published photographs with the singer on social networks and wrote: “With much love I received the Mexican singer and actor Pablo Montero at the Miraflores Palace. Thank you for bringing us the strength of Mexico and singing these songs for me and all the Venezuelan people. The doors of Venezuela will always be open for you, Pablo. “