In his newest music video for the track “El Apagón,” Latin artist Dangerous Bunny joined the protests towards the corporate LUMA Vitality after fixed energy outages in Puerto Rico.
Within the practically 23-minute video, the worldwide famous person mixed his music with testimonies from members of the Puerto Rican neighborhood, who defined the hardships they expertise in houses, colleges, and hospitals when lengthy blackouts happen.
The Puerto Rican individuals have protested on completely different events, to the purpose of confronting the police. A bunch of legislators within the Home of Representatives has already made calls to take to the streets to stress Governor Pedro Pierluisi to cancel the contract granted to LUMA Vitality.
Amid requires the cancellation of the LUMA contract, Quanta Companies’ Chief Government Officer Duke Austin held a press convention by which he assured the consortium would make vital adjustments to finish the outages.
Within the video for “El Apagón,” neighborhood members declare that multimillionaires have used the island to make massive investments, tearing down colleges and different amenities for the development of personal property.
Greater than 7,000 feedback had been posted on Youtube within the video’s first few hours — lots of them thanking Dangerous Bunny for elevating his voice to talk on the difficulty.
“I’m Puerto Rican. I stay this daily. They’re taking the whole lot from us. We ourselves assume that in just a few years, it won’t be attainable to outlive right here,” learn one remark in Spanish. “Dangerous Bunny, I’ve supported you and can proceed to take action. Thanks for elevating your voice with us.”
Moreover, as a part of the video, the Speaker of the Home of Representatives of Puerto Rico, Rafael “Tatito” Hernández, spoke about personal development within the public territory, asserting that the difficulty is “sophisticated” and that growth won’t cease.
The Particular person Traders Act (Act 22) seeks to draw new residents to Puerto Rico who supply to interchange infrastructure with new native investments in actual property, providers, client merchandise, and capital injections to Puerto Rico’s banking sector.
Act 22 permits new residents to get pleasure from a 100% Puerto Rico revenue tax exemption on all dividend and curiosity revenue.
On the finish of the video was a listing of authority figures who didn’t reply to an interview request, together with Pedro Pierluisi (Puerto Rico’s governor), Brian Tenenbaum (an investor and proprietor of a faculty territory), Brock Pierce (a beneficiary of Act 22), amongst others.