By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2008 - 17:03
In response to the snubbing of Alejandro Sanz by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, as many as 80 Latino artists signed a petition in support of the Spanish singer, stating that they "believe in a Latin America where we are all free to express our views." Sanz made some disparaging comments about Chávez during a press conference in 2007. "I don't like him," Sanz told the local press in reference to the Venezuelan leader.
By Cameron T. Moore | 02/07/2008 - 11:17
¡Eso! Alejandro Sanz came out and publicly condemned the vicious, racially-motivated beating of a young Ecuadoran girl in his home country of Spain. "I am repulsed, ashamed and completely furious," Alejandro told El Nuevo Diario, a Managua newspaper. His statements may not seem like such a big deal, but considering the anti-immigrant climate in Spain, this is akin to Brad Pitt making a pro-Mexican statement in the U.S.: pretty chevere. Gracias, Alejandro!