LatinaLista — With the Puerto Rican primary just two days away, several prominent Latin music artists are singing their endorsements.
As expected, it’s a split between Clinton and Obama.
Clinton is expected to sweep the islands with a win. In fact, it’s being reported on a blog at her site that she would accept a debate with Obama on Puerto Rican soil about Puerto Rican issues.
To add steam to her momentum, Puerto Rico’s favorite son, Ricky Martin, officially endorsed Clinton yesterday. In a press release by the Clinton campaign, he stated:
These elections will have historic repercussions both in the United States and the world. Senator Clinton has always been consistent in her commitment with the needs of the Latino community. Whether fighting for better education, universal health care and social well-being, as First Lady and Senator from New York — representing millions of Latinos –she has always fought for what is most important for our families.
Obama Latin music supporters have come out in full song. A new video, Podemos con Obama (We can with Obama) to add to the long list already populating YouTube, features some well known faces in the Latin music biz: Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Don Omar, Lila Downs. A few actors also participate like George Lopez and Jessica Alba.
Two curious notes though: the video is in Spanish and Jessica Alba speaks only in English (not even Spanish subtitles) and Paulina Rubio opens up the video by saying in Spanish “Obama is our future.” Since I don’t think Rubio is an American citizen, it goes to show how much the rest of the world feels a part of these elections.