Ricky Martin will be able to perform in Honduras, the country’s government decided Thursday, despite arguments raised by evangelical and Catholic groups about the singer’s presence being a bad influence on its youth.

“Ricky Martin can visit Honduras because he is a United Nations Infancy Ambassador (Unicef),” Ana Pineda, the Honduran justice and human rights minister, said in an interview on local Hoduran television.

Martin is scheduled to perform in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Oct. 16 as part of his de "Música + Alma + Sexo" (MAS) tour.

“The government’s official position is to respect human rights,” Pineda added, “not allowing the Puerto Rican star to perform in Honduras would be an intolerable and homophobic act.”

Translated by FOX News Latino

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