Los Tigres del Norte backs President Obama, Latino voters

The Mexican supergroup Los Tigres del Norte is already taking part in a campaign to encourage U.S. Latinos to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Now it turns out that that includes some members of the Sinaloa band itself. Leader Jorge Hernández, who has dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship, told the Mexico City newspaper El Universal in an interview that he plans to cast a U.S. presidential election ballot for the first time this fall.

“This will be my debut for voting in the United States. I like the idea,” Hernández told the newspaper. He also said that Los Tigres will make an appearance on behalf of the Democratic Party within the next two weeks.

“We don’t know if Obama will go, but we will do it because we believe more in his proposal and his support than in that of Romney,” Hernández said. “Things were not very favorable in the Obama administration, but we have faith that he will honor the things he promised to Latinos.”


Meanwhile, the band has another big date of its own this autumn: a concert at Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional, building on the momentum of last year’s MTV “Unplugged” album that featured guest appearances by Puerto Rican urban-hip-hoppers Calle 13, Colombian rocker Juanes and Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine.


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