News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 18, 2019: Three days after Chilean singer Mon Laferte exposed her chest with writings as she arrived at the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 14, 2019, the singer is keeping up her advocacy on Twitter.
Writing last night on Twitter, Laferte called on President Sebastián Piñera to “surrender.”
“Do you want justice @sebastianpinera surrender,” she posted.
While walking the red carpet in Las Vegas on Nov. 14th, Laferte stopped and opened her black jacket to reveal the phrase “En Chile torturan violan y matan” on her chest, which translates to “In Chile they torture, rape and kill.”
That wasn’t her only political statement of the night. Laferte won best alternative album for “Norma” at the Latin Grammys and dedicated her win to her home country.Chilean singer Mon Laferte, exposes her chest with writings reading “In Chile they torture, rape and kill”, as she arrives at the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 14, 2019.
“I want to thank my colleagues … and especially to the public, the people, the fans that are there; without people nothing could happen,” she said during her acceptance speech.
Chileans have been protesting for some four weeks now against the government. Piñera has now said he would initiate a process to draft a new Constitution for the country. The demand for a new Constitution has been a recurring theme throughout the protests, which were set off by a 4 cent hike in the subway fare, but quickly turned into widespread demonstrations by thousands against persistent inequality and the free market policies inherited from the Pinochet dictatorship.