Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi, Juanes & More Latin Artists Share Their Support for the People of Venezuela

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Alejandro Sanz attends the 'No tengo nada' single presentation at Espacio Harley Ventas in Madrid, Spain on Nov. 30, 2018. 

On Wednesday, the opposition leader of Venezuela’s congress declared himself interim president in a challenge to President Nicolas Maduro. This month, Maduro was inaugurated for a new six-year term after an election that many say was illegitimate because his main opponents were barred from running. The country has been suffering from a severe economic crisis with widespread shortages of basic goods.   

In the midst of the crisis, many Latino artists have taken to social media to offer their unconditional support to the people of Venezuela.   

"Today I am a little Venezuelan," said Luis Fonsi, who hails from Puerto Rico. "Today and always, I join a country that I love so much. To a country that has suffered a lot and its people deserve to live in peace and tranquility."   

Alejandro Sanz added: "Today's commitment as citizens of the world is to go out on the streets for the freedom and future of our Venezuelan brothers."

Ricardo Montaner, Mau and Ricky and Juanes, among others, also shared their support. See all their tweets below:  

--Additional reporting by The Associated Press