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New Arrests, Indictments In 40-Year-Old Case Of Slain Chilean Singer Víctor Jara

LADB Article ID: 78903
Category/Department: Chile
Date: 2013-02-22
By: Benjamin Witte-Lebhar

Protected for nearly four decades by a thick wall of military secrecy, a handful of former Chilean soldiers—including a retired Army lieutenant now living in the US—are finally being called to answer for the 1973 torture and murder of famed folk singer Víctor Jara. The musician, who was also an accomplished poet, theater director, and university professor, remains one of the most iconic victims of the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990),.

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