Juanes Will Not Succumb to Fear

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There’s no stopping Juanes. The Colombian singer is going ahead with his second “Peace Without Borders” concert in Cuba on September 20, despite accusations that he endorses Fidel’s communist government, and, worse yet, death threats.

The 37-year-old rocker reportedly received a message on Twitter saying, “I hate what you are saying but you will die defending your right to say it.” Juanes, who has two daughters and a son on the way with wife Karen Martínez, has said that he “fears for his safety as well as his family.”

Yet the show must go on. Last night, Juanes declared on his Twitter page that “a concert for peace from Havana has many positive messages, messages of change, of better times.” He also talked about staging his next peace concert in Mexico—a country that can also use a little love from the Medellín native.

A firm believer that you can change “Odio por Amor,” Juanes's lyrics explain why he started these Peace Concerts—his intentions are good, people. Check out the video below:



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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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