By Chelsey Vergara
The Argentine legend Facundo Cabral was killed Saturday in a mysterious shooting. While on route to Guatemala City’s airport, the singer was shot at least eight times by unknown gunmen. When questioned, David Llanons – Facundo’s rep – said “I don’t know how and why this happened, because Facundo is well-known around the world and I don’t see why anyone would be interested in killing him.” Previously not much was known or being released about the crime, only the fact that two unmarked black vehicles drove up to Cabral and opened fire. However, new details have been discovered. Cabral’s concert promoter Henry Fariña was also injured in the attack, and the new details make him to be the main target. Fariña was shot in the head but miraculously survived. He is in the hospital fighting for his life. The two unmarked vehicles were later found, abandoned, in El Salvador, but little evidence was acquired. Cabral was famous for being one of UNESCO’s official Messengers of Peace. He was also famous for his protest songs, and his song “No Soy De Aquí Ni Allá” – one of the world’s most covered songs. Cabral was 74 years old.