According to People en Español, stepbrothers René Pérez and Eduardo Cabra of the Latin Grammy winning duo Calle 13 is going to present an educative plan to the Puerto Rico governor and San Juan mayoress. Calle 13 returned to Puerto Rico on their Entren Los !ue Quieran tour after three years of censure, performing before more than 25,000 people. The Mayor of the Puerto Rican capital Jorge Santini had kept a ban on Calle 13’s performances in San Juan since 2009. Rene Perez Joglar, vocalist of the group known as “Resident” planned the concert with his sister Ileana Cabral, performing songs as “Vamo’ a portarnos mal” (Let’s behave badly), “Nadie como tu” (No one like you) and “Baile de los pobres” (Dance of the poor). Resident called for improving the living conditions of the poorest people, focusing this time on public education. “It is necessary to be united and demand that the government gives priority to education as it has never done before. We need no dolphinariums. We need no stupidities. We need well-prepared teachers and time atschool,” said the singer. Resident stated that Puerto Rico is getting too violent and that hatred rules. Therefore, he called for devoting more time, priority and resources to education. “We are demanding free accessibility to universities. If there were better education, there would be less violence,” said Rene. The group plans on developing a plan of action for the eventual creation of a school in La Perla, located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rene believes prioritizing education would be a long-term and effective plan to help cut violence.
By: Shelley Mendoza