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2 suspects detained in folk singer slaying

2 suspects detained in folk singer slaying

Two men have been detained in the slaying of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral and that more suspects are being sought, authorities said Tuesday.
The suspects were detained in two separate raids Tuesday in Guatemala City. said Diego Alvarez, spokesman for International Commission Against Impunity, an independent agency of foreign investigators set up to help Guatemala crack down on crimes linked to officials.
"There are more people involved, and more arrests to be made," Alvarez said.
Earlier, a Guatemalan investigator had said three suspects were caught after being identified from hotel surveillance videos, in which they were seen following Nicaraguan businessmen Henry Farinas. Farinas was driving Cabral to the airport when they were ambushed Saturday. The investigator was not authorized to be quoted by name.
Other investigators later attributed the confusion to the fact that while two men had been detained, an arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect.
Officials say Farinas, manager of a chain of Central American strip clubs, was the apparent target of the ambush, though the motive was not clear. Farinas was wounded and Cabral died.
Cabral's body was brought home to his native Argentina from Guatemala Tuesday on a Mexican Air Force jet.
Cabral rose to fame in the early 1970s as part of a generation of singers who mixed political protest with literary lyrics.
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Associated Press writer Michael Warren contributed to this story from Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Updated : 2021-01-19 20:17 GMT+08:00