Chyno Miranda on Venezuela's Political Situation: 'The Government Failed & People Are Paying'

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Jesus Alberto Miranda Perez of Chino y Nacho arrives at the 23rd Annual BMI Latin Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Over the weekend, Venezuela’s political crisis intensified. Citizens took to the streets to protest and pressure the government to establish the opportunity for elections, after President Nicolás Maduro shut down the opposition-led National Assembly, signaling a shift toward total dictatorship.

On Sunday, Jesus "Chyno" Miranda (former member of Chino & Nacho) spoke about the situation in his native country on Univision’s Al Punto With Jorge Ramos. "Venezuela’s situation really affects me a lot," he said.

Miranda, who has been living in the U.S. for five years, said that young people are the most affected, because they graduate and have nowhere to work. "Venezuela has resources to be a nation with power, and at the managerial level, I feel that this government has failed and people are paying."

During the conversation, Ramos also asked Miranda about what he thought about the comparison that many people are making between late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and current U.S. President Donald Trump, who took power without any experience in politics. “I can’t talk about results because of the short time he's been president. We have to wait. We have to give Trump some time. But at the campaign level, what he did to reach the presidency, I feel that it wasn’t  the right way."

Watch a short clip of Chyno's interview below:

Chyno Miranda dice a Jorge Ramos cómo Venezuela lo afecta. "A nivel gerencial, siento que este gobierno falló y lo está pagando el pueblo". Seguimos esta entrevista mañana a las 10am/9c/1pac por Univision.

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Chyno -- who announced his solo career earlier this year -- will release his first single, "Quédate Conmigo” (Stay With Me), featuring Wisin and Gente de Zona, soon.