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Three Chilean Ex-Army Officials Charged in the Murder of Iconic Singer Victor Jara


The decades-long call for justice in the murder case of legendary Chilean folk singer Víctor Jara took another dramatic turn last week. Judge Miguel Vásquez Plaza indicted three retired ex-army officials for their roles in the brutal September 16, 1973, killing. 

Hernán Chacón Soto and Patricio Vásquez Donoso face kidnapping and murder charges. Ramón Melo Silva, a former military prosecutor, stands accused of covering up the truth about what happened to Jara that day. The new charges are in addition to those brought against eight other ex-military officers in December 2012 and January 2013.

Read more on my latest TruthOut feature:

Gabriel San Roman is the author of “Venceremos”: Víctor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement

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