Mercedes Sosa Has Died


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.

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