• Chile/USA: Former military officer convicted for murdering singer Victor Jara

    On 27 June 2016, a jury in Orlando, USA, ordered the former Chilean military officer Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez to pay US$28 million in damages to Chilean singer Victor Jara’s widow and daughters. The court found the 67-year-old former senior military officer, who lives in the US, liable for the torture and murder of the […]
  • Chile: Former military officers charged in 1973 murder of Víctor Jara

    Víctor Jara was a popular folk singer, and also a theatre director, poet, political activist and communist party member. He was murdered by the Chilean military – shot 44 times in the basement of an indoor stadium during Chile’s 1973 coup. 42 years later, ten of the alleged perpetrators have been called to face justice after a […]
  • Iran: Arya – the Victor Jara of my homeland

    ARTICLES ##PagePublishedLong## Iran:Arya – the Victor Jara of my Homeland The Aljazeera website recently ran an article which suggested the Arab Spring has also realised the magical power of music, so much so that it is voicing its protest through different styles of music, from folk music to Hip Hop. This is how a singer […]
  • UK/Chile: Concert to commemorate singer Victor Jara

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## United Kingdom / Chile: Concert to commemorate singer Victor Jara To commemorate the Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara who was killed on 16 September 1973, a concert entitled ‘Last Words of Victor Jara’ is performed by pianist Steve Tromans and his band in Birmingham on 11 November 2009. The concert consists of a series […]
  • Chile: Colonel charged with the murder of musician Victor Jara

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Chile:Colonel charged with the murder of musician 35 years after the torture and murder of the renowned Chilean folk singer and composer Victor Jara, a retired army colonel has been charged with the killing, reported the Associated Press Judge Juan Fuentes has ended an investigation and charged the retired colonel Mario Manriquez in […]
  • Chile: New evidence lead to reopening of Victor Jara case

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Chile:New evidence lead to reopening of Victor Jara’s murder case On 3 June 2008 a Chilean judge reopened the murder case of folk singer Victor Jara, who was tortured and killed in 1973, reported Reuters from Santiago. Judge Juan Eduardo Fuentes reversed his decision of three weeks ago to close the investigation of […]
  • Chile: Arrest order issued for the killers of singer Victor Jara

    NEWS 07 January 2013 Chile: Arrest order issued for the killers of singer Victor Jara A judge in Chile has ordered the arrest of eight former army officers over the murder 39 years ago of well-known left-wing singer Victor Jara — one of the best known victims of Chilean military rule, reported BBC News on […]
  • Chile: Country profile

    COUNTRY PROFILE ##PagePublishedLong## Music censorship and restrictions in ChileExcerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish Americaby Jens Lohmann   Victor Jara (1932-1973) Introduction (excerpt)Through a most often violent history, free expression has been one of the most important victims of repression in the Latin American countries. During the decades dominated […]
  • Chile: Ex-soldier confessed to shooting singer Victor Jara

    NEWS 08 June 2009 Chile:Ex-soldier confessed to shooting singer Victor Jara On 26 May 2009 a former army conscript, José Adolfo Paredes Márquez, confessed his involvement in the assassination of the popular folk singer Victor Jara — 35 years after the torture and murder of the renowned Chilean folk singer 54-year-old ex-soldier José Adolfo Paredes […]
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