Juanes tells us a little about himself
Juanes has repeated ad nauseum that his concert in Cuba is not political. Even though the event is being arranged and completely controlled by the repressive Cuban dictatorship and Juanes plans to perform with communist apparatchiks, according to him there is no political message at all. None. Nada. Zip.
But that doesn't mean Mr. Juanes does not have an opinion of the tyrant that has been responsible for the enslavement of 11-million people and the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent Cuban men, women, and children.
“No soy de izquierda ni de derecha y pienso que la diplomacia es el mejor camino para conseguir objetivos. Pero me parece que lo de Hugo Chávez es un chiste. Es decir, alguien que se compara con Simón Bolívar… basta leer los textos de Bolívar para darse cuenta de la diferencia. Una cosa es el populismo y otra la inteligencia. Los discursos del Che Guevara en la ONU sí son una belleza, o la lucidez con que Fidel Castro puede hablar cinco horas”.
-Here is the translation of this telling quote-
"I am not from the left or the right and I think that diplomacy is the best path to obtain objectives. But it seems to me that Hugo Chavez is a joke. I mean, for someone who compares himself with Simon Bolivar... it is enough to read the writings of Bolivar to be able to tell the difference. One thing is populism, and another thing is intelligence. The speeches given by Che Guevara at the UN were indeed a thing of beauty, or the lucidity in which Fidel Castro can talk for five hours."
Now we know that what turns Juanes on is leftist dictators with eloquence and intelligence. Chavez apparently does not fit the bill, so Juanes doesn't like him all that much.
Thank you Juanes, now we know you just a wee bit better.