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Latin America says Adios to Colombia’s Uribe with Virtual Serenade

By August 6, 2010 August 23rd, 2010 No Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Was it nostalgia or was it spite? Was it relief? Or was it simple courtesy? Or perhaps the novelty of the service. No one knows for sure what led four Latin American presidents to serenade the outgoing Alvaro Uribe of Colombia.

Four traditional Mexican mariachi were sent from to the man who led Colombia for eight years with a steady hand and without fear of controversy.

Senders with the names of the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Brazil found in the wide repertoire of the one melody that perfectly defines their feelings for Uribe. allows friends and lovers to send electronic serenades in the form of music videos. Each song is personalized with a message and two photos uploaded by the person sending them.

So, Hugo Chavez, with whom Uribe exchanged harsh words on several occasions, sent “El Rey” (The King), a selection that some may read as confrontational. Link to Hugo Chavezs serenade  (

Evo Morales, in a message a bit nostalgic, sent the song “Volver, volver, volver” (Return, return, return). Link to Evo Moraless serenade (

Ecuadors Rafael Correa, with whom Uribe had border disputes, send “Serenata Huasteca”, accompanied by a photo of him playing guitar. Link to Rafael Correas serenade (

Luis Inacio da Silva, Lula sent “Las Mananitas” (Mornings), accompanied by warm, but somewhat reflective words. Link to the Lula serenade (

Whatever the reasons behind the serenades to Uribe, it is clear that the Colombian president leaves and indelible mark on the continents history. is a project of Freydell Torres Diversity., an advertising agency based in New York. Since its launch in February 2010, over 20 000 virtual serenades have been distributed to over 100 countries worldwide.

SOURCE Freydell Torres Diversity

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