Mercedes Sosa Has Died

MercedesSosa

Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian activist and singer, died on October 4, 2009 from kidney failure. She was 74 years old.

Mercedes was exiled from Argentinia in 1979 for her lyrics denouncing the dictatorship of Jorge Rafael Videla and his government endorsed Dirty War. She was allowed to returin in 1981, just months before the fall of Argentina’s dictatorship.

The subject of many of her songs was hope, change, peace, and democracy for her country.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: