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8/25/2005

 
Reggaeton's Newest Superstar BIMBO Takes His Message to the Pumps with Radical Protests Against Gasoline Price Gouging

August 24th in New York City

August 26th in Washington, D.C.!

***** New York time moved to 12:00PM****

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bimbo, the Latin hip-hop legend and latest superstar in the Reggaeton movement, who has worked with Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, and even Carlos Santana is staging major political protests against the highly controversial issue of gasoline prices. He's doing it all as loudly and visibly as he can at prominent gas stations in the heart of the two American cities most central to the issue. Bimbo asks you to come raise your voice against political and corporate corruption on August 24th in New York City at the Mobil Gas Station on East Houston & Ave C (Manhattan's Lower East Side) at 12:00PM and on August 26th in Washington, D.C. at the Exxon Gas Station on Columbia Rd. & 18th St. NW at 2:00 PM.

Bimbo will be joined by armies of demonstrators as he satirizes and skewers prominent world leaders -- cleverly implicating them the same way he does in his daring new music video, Fuleteame El Tanque ("Fill Up My Gas Tank"). In the video he stuffs money into the garters of strippers wearing masks of George W. Bush, Condoleeza Rice, Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, "paying them off" for their roles in keeping world oil prices high. Bimbo will then address his views to the rallying crowds before making himself available for interviews and photos concerning the protests.

When Bimbo was in his homeland of Puerto Rico filming the video for Fuleteame El Tanque, his forthcoming CD's sizzling single, the economy was all but halted due to a major gasoline crisis. Radio and television stations throughout Puerto Rico played the new song and video on heavy rotation as an anthem for their own demonstrations and these upcoming protests are directly tied to that unfortunate casualty of economic charades. Bimbo continues to build on that momentum as he draws American attention to this global emergency in the best way he possibly can -- through entertainment. With these demonstrations, Bimbo wants America to be warned that if gas prices continue to rise, Puerto Rico's tragedy could be our future.

The entire campaign surrounding Bimbo's upcoming CD, Bimbo Presenta: Reggaeton 100 x 35, has been redesigned around his passion for this cause. What was once going to be his international "Tailgate Party Tour" has become the "Fill Up Your Tank Tour." Bimbo will even give away free gas cards to fans attending his in-store appearances.

Please join Bimbo on August 24th and 26th to speak out against the political and corporate forces behind gasoline price gouging that threaten to bring the world to its knees.

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