President Obama's reelection has been received with joy by some of today's most popular Latin music stars. Artists such as Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and the Mexican Rock band Mana were among the first to express their feelings regarding the outcome of the American election.
Mana's lead singer Fher Olvera stated on the band's Twitter account that their support for the President was largely based on the commitment Obama showed regarding immigration and Latino rights in the US. "We celebrate President Obama's victory," stated Olvera. Similarly, Latin Urban artist Pitbull was thrilled by the President's second term: "Congrats Mr. President...daleeeeeee!!!," wrote Pitbull on Twitter.
Marc Anthony, one of the Latin music stars most actively involved with the President's reelection spent most of Election Day encouraging Latino voters to cast their votes. When Obama's victory was finally confirmed, he shared the following tweet from the President's campaign: "This happened because of you. Thank you."
Likewise, Ricky Martin expressed his joy after the President's victory. "What an amazing night! Love conquers hate! Such an honor @BarackObama Good night every1! A dormir en calma. Paz a tod@s," wrote Ricky Martin on his Twitter account. The Puerto Rican superstar was also very satisfied with the same-sex marriage vote in Main, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.
All things considered, I think it is safe to say the majority of Latin music artists were behind the President on this election. Although most artists like to stay away from politics, I think it was good to hear the voices of all of those who were brave enough to support the ideas promoted by Obama during his reelection campaign. Now, it is time to believe and hope for the best.
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