Saturday July 9th, 2011
Argentine singer Facundo Cabral, one of the stars of Latin America folk music, was shot dead in Guatemala City early today when unidentified gunmen riddled his car with bullets, authorities said.
Cabral and his driver were killed in the Guatemalan Capital on their way to the airport at around 5:20 a.m., and at least one other person was seriously injured in the attack, police said.
“The vehicle was hit by 18 bullets,” said Juan Manuel, a spokesman for Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom.
A local firefighter at the scene said colleagues had seen two black vehicles pull up and open fire on Cabral’s white Range Rover and the beige Chevrolet Tahoe accompanying the singer.
The motive of the shooting was not clear. Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in the region, has one of Latin America’s highest murder rates.
Cabral, 74 and nearly blind, was one of Latin America’s most popular singers. He regularly filled concert halls around the region. He had been in the Central American country on tour.
Rigoberta Menchu, a leading activist for the rights of indigenous peoples in the country who won a Nobel Peace prize in 1992, said the crime was just one of many to afflict Guatemala.
“International criminals base themselves in Guatemala because they know they can get away with acts like this,” Menchu told reporters at the scene, where dozens of police and onlookers milled around.
Menchu is among the candidates standing for president in elections due later this year in Guatemala.
Facundo Cabral was born on May 22nd, 1937 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facundo_Cabral
May 22nd, 1937
5 + 22 +1+9+3+7 = 47 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Famous. Name & fame. Notoriety. Name recognition. (Inter)nationally known. High profile. VIP. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Limelight. Legendary. Notable. Noteworthy. Legacy.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
6 3 3
his primary challenge (FC) and how he lost his heart’s desire (FL) both = 63 = Tragic. Tragedy.
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