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    ‘Despacito’ Artists Slam Venezuela’s Maduro for Using Song

    They’re voting “no.” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and composer Erika Ender, the artists behind the global hit, have condemned the use of their song by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, saying “Despacito” was “not to be used as propaganda.” Maduro has used their tune — which recently became the most streamed song of all time — with altered lyrics urging Venezuelans to vote for his hugely controversial constitutional reforms, which were rejected by millions in a symbolic referendum last week. Nationwide protests continue ahead of the July 30 vote.

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