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Chile: Colonel charged with the murder of musician Victor Jara

19 May 2008

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 the case, saying the …

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Chile: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Chile Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Victor Jara (1932-1973) – his murder transformed his music into a symbol of struggle against repression across Latin America   Introduction (excerpt) Through a most …

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1960s Latin America, Caribbean

1 January 2001

1960s. Brazil. Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso The Brazilian military coup of 1964 ushered in 20 years of military rule and, with it, strict censorship of broadcast music – and especially of Musica Popular Brasileira. Numerous musicians during that period spent time in exile, including Chico Buarque, Gilberto …

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