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Worst ‘Despacito’ remix yet

Jarrod Sierocki

A violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas.

Singers Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee. Picture: Lynne Sladky/AP

THERE’S a new take on the hit Latin pop song “Despacito.”

And this one is not garnering accolades from its producers. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro premiered a remix of the song by Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Sunday, transforming the record-setting single about a slow, romantic seduction into a campaign jingle for his contested constitution rewrite.

“For the unity and peace of our country,” the remix begins. “The constituent assembly moves forward.” Fonsi and Daddy Yankee took to social media Monday to veto the new spin on their song, which recently became an even bigger hit with a remix featuring Justin Bieber.

“My music is for everyone to listen to and enjoy, not to be used as propaganda that intends to manipulate …

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