Nacho Talks Venezuela: 'It's Not Just About Taking the Government Out, There Are a Lot of People Dying'

Nacho Facebook Live


The singer tells Billboard that he wants to help in a different way: providing food & essential items for the people.

On a day like today, the Venezuelan people should be celebrating 206 years of their independence from the Spanish monarchy. Instead -- and for 96 days now -- they are struggling to be a country free from the government of their president Nicolás Maduro, who wants to establish a total dictatorship in the country.

One of the artists who has faithfully raised his voice has been Miguel Ignacio Mendoza, better known as Nacho, who also attended a protest in the early days.

On Tuesday, the Venezuelan singer sat down with Billboard for a Facebook Live interview and, of course, he opened up about the situation in his country. "I remain firm as an opponent of the government," he said. “I understand that I am not in Venezuela, I have to keep working."

The struggle in Venezuela is not only for a change, but also for food and essential items. “Now I want to start a different fight: a peaceful one. It's not just about taking the government out; there are a lot of people starving and dying. I prefer to fight and work to feed them," Nacho explained.

Check out the full interview:

Live Q&A with Nacho

Posted by Billboard Latin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Nacho is set to perform his first single as a solo artist, “Bailame,” at Univision’s Premios Juventud at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.


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