Saturday, July 9, 2011

Facundo Cabral, famous singer of Argentina has Murdered in Guatemala

Facundo Cabral- a prominent folk singer of Latin America has been gun shot in the capital of Guatemala, authorities say.
Cabral, 74, was titling from his hotel to the airport in Guatemala City when he was allegedly ambushed, although the reason is not yet clear.
He had performed in the city of Quetzaltenango, 200km (120 miles) west of Guatemala City, on Thursday.
In 1996, UNESCO announced Cabral a "world envoy of peace".
His most renowned song was No Soy de Aqui ni Alla (I'm Not From Here or There), which was recorded in several languages.
Guatemala has one of the top murder rates in Latin America.
Police said Cabral's car, which was escorted by another carrying bodyguard, had been targeted by a number of rifle bullets and the singer passed away at the spot.
He was heading to Nicaragua for more concerts.
Rolando Robles, a spokesman for Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, said the leader was "disappointed by this gutless act".
The president's office said that police were prosecuting whether the shooting was an attempted robbery or a hit assault.
Local media said the vehicle sitting Cabral endeavored to flee into a fire station. Police said one of the assailant' vehicles was later found discarded on the road to El Salvador. It had bullet holes and controlled spent cartridges.
President Colom told Argentine radio he had described his counterpart, President Cristina Fernandez, to explain her the news and said that it "appeared to hit her hard".
"We will trace these criminals and bring them to justice," Mr Colom said.
David Llanos, Cabral's representative, told the newsmen: "I don't know how and why this occurred because Facundo is famous around the world and I don't look why anybody would be interested in murdering him."
Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman tweeted his "deep sadness" at the news.

Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize winner, travelled to the location of the killing and overtly wept.
"For me, Facundo Cabral is a master," she said. "He loved Guatemala very much."
Guatemalan fan Edgar Palacios, 54, told Reuters the singer would not be elapsed.
"Facundo Cabral murdered but his music will never end, just like John Lennon died but his music never died. Cabral wasn't just from one country. He was a worldwide man."
Cabral became known in the early 1970s as a protest singer in Argentina.
His wife and baby daughter died in a plane crash in 1978.
In an interview with Associated Press in 2008, he said: "I love life so much because it cost me so much to enjoy it. From the cradle to the grave is a school, so if what we call problems are lessons, we see life differently."

You can see Carbel song 'No Soy de Aqui ni Alla' through below link


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