The 74-year singer apparently was en route to the airport from his hotel with his own security detailing following his car. That is when thee carloads of men surrounded his car and started firing. Cabral was killed and his promoter and driver were injured.
Authorities are saying the concert promoter, Henry Farinas, was the intended target of this well-planned and well-executed ambush.
Cabral was also a poet and philosopher who wrote songs of peace and love. Many considered him the conscious of Argentina, so much so that Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom called Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner directly to tell her of the killing.
The senseless killing of one of Latin America’s most famous folk singers has caused outraged and grief around the world. He was recognized in 1996 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a “World Peace Messenger.”