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Latin American Folk Singer Murdered in Ambush

Facundo Cabral was apparently not the intended target

(Newser) - Renowned Latin American folk singer Facundo Cabral was murdered today in an ambush on the streets of Guatemala City. Police say the 74-year-old Argentine was not the intended target of the professional hit, in which three cars surrounded the car he was riding in and opened fire, reports the AP... More »

'Voice of Latin America' Mercedes Sosa Dead at 74

Argentine folk singer gave voice to disenfranchised under repressive regimes

(Newser) - Mercedes Sosa, the Argentine folk singer who became a powerful voice of resistance to authoritarian Latin American regimes, died today in Buenos Aires. A leading light of the "nueva canción" (new song) movement that pushed for social justice in the 1960s and '70s, Sosa was 74. "... More »

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