Miguel Bosé Speaks Out Against Venezuelan President

Esteban Calderon
Miguel Bosé

The Spanish pop star tweets support of the Venezuelan people, joining other Latin artists who have spoken out about the current violence in Venezuela.

Miguel Bosé has spoken out against the violence in Venezuela, and shown his disdain for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

“I’m with you,” he assured the Venezuelan people last Friday (Aug. 4) -- in between tweets celebrating the massive reception he received at recent concerts on his current tour in Spain -- joining his voice with Latin stars from other countries who have expressed support for those who oppose Maduro’s government. The most vocal have included fellow Spaniard Alejandro Sanz, as well as Juanes and Ruben Blades, the last of whom Maduro took time to personally criticize during a televised speech.  

Bosé’s Tweet was followed by a personal message for Maduro: “Maduro, get out now and finally give peace to the great men and women of Venezuela. No more blood!”

Bosé also voiced a long-standing allegation that Maduro was born in Colombia, not Venezuela, and therefore could not legally hold office in Venezuela. He Tweeted a photo of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe with a sign reading #MaduroEsColombiano (Maduro is Colombian) “Deport him. I’m waiting for him at the border.”

“Maduro, this is the proof that you do not have a right to be the President of Venezuela,” Bosé wrote, adding an expletive -- asking him, in so many words, if he was going to just ignore the fact that he was Colombian born.

The Spanish pop icon is known for not mincing words, or actions, when it comes to causes he believes in. He has appeared at two Concerts for Peace organized by Juanes in Colombia and Cuba. After those concerts, Uribe awarded Bosé honorary Colombian citizenship in 2010.

Last year, Bosé brought in a record-breaking million euros to benefit AIDS research as chairman of a Madrid gala. More recently, he presented a $200,000 Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation scholarship in his name to a Berklee College of Music student.