San Juan (EFE). – Veteran Puerto Rican reggaeton player Nikki jam He joined other local artists this Saturday, who have expressed their solidarity with Colombia in the face of violence caused by clashes between civilians and security forces that have killed at least 27 people.
“I was looking at what I could do to contribute to the grain of sand in the situation in Colombia, the country that gave me so much, the country that gave me a second chance in my career and I loved it,” Nikki Jam began in a five-minute video that he downloaded to his Instagram account.
“I think it’s my duty to do the most for my country, Colombia, because it’s my country as well,” said the Puerto Rican artist, who was a permanent resident of the South American country for ten years and where his Music career resumed.
Noting that his statements “have nothing to do with politics, neither right nor left”, the Puerto Rican artist emphasized that his position is to “be the voice of Colombia at best”.
“My intention is not to offend anyone, but to try to give the best and most accurate information and I hope it’s taken with that intention,” he said.
Lee: What’s happening in Colombia?
Status in colombia
Demonstrations began on 28 April, when thousands of Colombians took to the streets to protest tax reform That the government intends to approve.
However, despite the fact that the government withdrew tax reform that ignited a fuse of outrage, it precipitated the worst social crisis in the country’s recent history, marked by police violence.
At least 27 people have died and 359 cases are still missing which are in the “verification and location process”, the Prosecutor’s Office and the Ombudsman’s Office reported this Friday.
“There is no human rights, and all that exist have been attacked,” said Nikki Jaime, criticizing the contradictions that have made it illegal to take advantage of protests, while other citizens demonstrate peacefully We do.
In addition to Nikki Jaime, other Puerto Rican artists who have spoken out against protests in Colombia are rappers Resident, as well as Salaros Gilberto Santa Rosa, Marc Anthony, Victor Manuel, orchestra al gran combo de Puerto Rico and La Sonora. Poncena, Roberto Roena, Charlie Aponte, Richie Ray and Willie Gonzalez.