Miami, – Musician and producer Emilio Estefan, along with the Mayor of Miami, will hold a vigil in this South Florida city on Friday to ask for the freedom of the people of Venezuela, organizers reported Thursday.
“It’s going to be a small production with a great message of hope,” Emilio Estefan, winner of multiple Latin Grammy and Grammy awards, said during a press conference about the vigil that will be held in the Miami Design District.
The renowned Cuban producer stressed that the event, which will start at around 6:00 pm local time (22:00 GMT), is also in honor of other countries such as Cuba and Nicaragua, whose democracies suffer.
For his part, the mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez said that the current is an “essential moment to keep the attention on the humanitarian crisis” that the country suffers, and to ask the Venezuelan military to take the “final step” of face to the freedom of the Latin American nation.
Venezuela has been experiencing a high political tension since last January, when Maduro swore a new term of 6 years that is not recognized by the opposition and part of the international community, and the head of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, proclaimed an interim government that has the Support from more than 50 countries.
The nation at the same time suffers the worst economic crisis in its history, which generates daily protests to denounce the severe shortage of food and medicine and the terrible provision of public services.
During the vigil on Friday, Venezuelan musicians from the Miami Symphony Orchestra will perform, whose director, also Venezuelan Eduardo Marturet, announced on Thursday that the event will be an “emotional and spiritual event” in favor of the freedom of his country and in support of the democracy of the world.
During the press conference, the wife of Guaidó, Fabiana Rosales, sent a message of thanks to the organizers of the vigil and optimism regarding the latest opposition movements.
Last Tuesday, Guaidó announced “Operation Libertad” to obtain “the definitive cessation of the usurpation” that Maduro considers of the Presidency, in a message he sent with the opposition leader Leopoldo López, released that day in Caracas, where he served a sentence of almost 14 years in prison under the regime of house arrest (EFEUSA).