Thursday, June 11, 2009
Juanes: A Paisa Arrives In Washington
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met with Medellin native Juanes in Washington.
Juanes asks Hillary Clinton support for anti-landmine campaign.
Colombian singer Juanes Monday met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to ask support for his campaign against anti-personnel mines in Colombia.
Juanes -- chairman of the Mi Sangre Foundation that seeks to help victims of landmines and combat the illegal use of the explosives -- reportedly also talked to Clinton about his plans for a second Peace without Borders concert that he organizes with Spanish singer Miguel Bose.
Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Thomas Shannon and a number of Congressmen were was also present at the meeting to hear the Colombian about his humanitarian work.
"All expressed their support for Juanes and his intentions to use music as a way to spread the message of peace," Juanes' manager told newspaper El Tiempo.
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