Nicolás Maduro Plans Socialist ‘Hands Off Venezuela’ Concert to Rival Richard Branson

Breitbart | 2/19/2019 | Staff
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Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship announced Tuesday the organization of a concert on the Colombian border to celebrate the repressive regime.

It is planned to be a direct response to a coordinated effort led by British billionaire Richard Branson to organize a concert on the Colombian side to raise funds for humanitarian aid.

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Dictator Nicolás Maduro’s minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, said in a public address that the “Hands Off Venezuela” concert will take place on the Simón Bolívar bridge that connects Venezuela to the Colombian town of Cúcuta, where the United States recently sent $20 million worth of food and medical aid intended for Venezuela but Maduro’s forces blocked their entry.

The pro-Maduro concert is allegedly so popular, according to Rodríguez, that the government had to schedule it to last two days to accommodate all the artists participating.

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Rodríguez did not name a single artist confirmed to appear at the event.

“There are so many Venezuelan artists and brothers and sisters from all over the world who want to participate in this message of love, message of solidarity, message of denunciation against the brutal aggression that they are intending to submit the Venezuelan people,” Rodríguez asserted, “that we are going to have to dedicate two days to the immense concert.”

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The event will take place on February 22 and 23.

Branson’s “Venezuela Aid Live” concert is scheduled to take place on February 22 in Cúcuta, on the other side of the border, and is intended to raise funding for humanitarian aid for Venezuelans. Unlike the Maduro effort, Branson’s concert has already confirmed around fifteen acts performing, including some of the biggest names in the Latin American music industry like Dominican songwriter Juan Luis Guerra, Colombian stars Carlos Vives and Maluma, and Venezuelan artist Ricardo Montaner. The only English-language act confirmed so far is British rock legend...
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