Widow of Chilean folk singer Victor Jara asks for extradition of accused murderer

The widow of legendary Chilean poet, theatre director, folk singer, and activist Victor Jara (left), who was brutally tortured and killed by Chilean army officers shortly after a coup in the South American country, is asking the United States to extradite a man identified as one of the men who killed her husband in 1973. The suspect, Pedro Barrientos, is a former Chilean army lieutenant who has been living a quiet life in Florida as a used car salesman, according to a 2012 Chilean TV news investigation. (HT: @darkernet1 and others)



  1. “Jara sang, his song a weapon, in the hands of love/though his blood still cries from the ground”

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