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Vicente Fernandez Came Out Of Retirement To Drop A Corrido For Clinton

El Corrido de Hillary Clinton is here and it's an endorsement.

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I'll get right to it. Vicente Fernandez, the legendary Mexican ranchera singer, just dropped a corrido for Hillary Clinton.

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Fernandez, known to many as Chente, begins the video telling Latino voters "your voice is your vote," adding "juntos se puede," or together we can.

The musical endorsement is a project of Latino Victory and came together because Fernandez contacted friends of his in San Antonio who are mutual friends of DNC finance chair Henry Muñoz.

Fernandez takes a veiled shot at Trump saying that with Clinton as president the community will always "have a bridge." Satisfied with his turn of phrase, he smiles wide and holds the line for effect.

It's actually no surprise Fernandez came out to support Clinton. At his retirement concert earlier this year he took on Trump and said he would spit in his face if he saw him. So there's that!

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Amazingly, this isn't the first Latino anthem of the 2016 election. It isn't even the first corrido! Who can forget such hits as The Latino Trump Anthem and El Quemazon — The Bern — in honor of Bernie Sanders.

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Fernandez closes out the video saying "Mrs. Clinton, I'm here to ask you that when you win the presidency, don't forget about all of my Mexican and Latin-American brothers. A hug, and I'll go visit you when you're president."

Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

Contact Adrian Carrasquillo at adrian.carrasquillo@buzzfeed.com.

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