How A Folk Singer’s Murder Forced Chile to Confront Its Past
Víctor Jara was a legendary Chilean folk singer and political activist whose brutal killing during a military coup in 1973 went unsolved for decades. Now, a quest for his killers has led to a Florida courtroom and his family may finally get justice.
If you’re not familiar with Jara’s music, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of essential selections and personal favorites from the Jara catalog.
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