In Chile this weekend, thousands paid tribute to legendary folksinger Victor Jara who was brutally murdered in 1973 by the military coup regime led by dictator Augusto Pinochet.
If nothing else, the "First International Meeting of Parties of the Left" in Caracas last week was ambitious.
Leaders of more than 60 South American and African countries met on Margarita Island, Venezuela, last month, raising the possibility of a new bloc of nations that can reduce their dependence on the U.S. and other capitalist powers.
Argentinian folksinger Mercedes Sosa was known the world over as “the voice of the voiceless.”
Mercedes Sosa, who died Sunday, will live in the hearts of lovers of the Nueva Cancion and of social justice.