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US Confirms Mexican-American Star Jenni Rivera Killed in Crash

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. transportation officials have confirmed that Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico early Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Learjet carrying Rivera and six others crashed at about 3:30 a.m. local time Sunday, about 110 kilometers south of Monterrey, Mexico. It says all aboard were […]

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Mexican-American Singer Feared Dead

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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The family of Mexican-American singing superstar Jenni Rivera says she has been killed in a small plane crash. Authorities say the wreckage of the Learjet carrying Rivera and six other people was discovered outside the northern city of Monterrey Sunday, hours after taking off on a flight to Toluca, near Mexico City. She had given […]

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Mexican-American Singer Feared Dead

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say they believe they have found the wreckage of a small plane carrying Mexican-American singing superstar Jenni Rivera. Mexican Transportation and Communications Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza told Mexican television what is left of the plane was found in northern Mexico, adding “there is nothing recognizable.” At least five other people were on the […]

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Cape Verde’s ‘Barefoot Diva’ Dies

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Cesária Évora, the Cape Verdean singer known as the “Barefoot Diva” because she performed without shoes, has died at the age of 70. The singer, who won international acclaim with her sultry voice and melancholy ballads of lost love, died Saturday in a hospital on her native island of Sao Vicente. Évora retired in September […]

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Grieving Philippine Singer Returns Home After Father’s Murder

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine pop singer Charice Pempengco is demanding justice for her late father, who was fatally stabbed during a drunken street fight this week. The 19-year-old singing sensation returned home Wednesday to pay her final respects to her father, Ricky Pempengco, who was killed Monday night in a township south of Manila. She canceled a concert […]

Guatemala Arrests Two in Folk Singer Killing

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Guatemala has arrested two men in connection with the fatal shooting of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral Saturday in Guatemala City. News reports Tuesday quote a spokesman for the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, Diego Alvarez, as saying one of those arrested had hired gunmen who carried out the killing. Reuters news agency quotes […]

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Argentine Folk Singer Killed in Guatemala

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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One of Latin America’s most famous folk singers, Facundo Cabral, has been murdered in Guatemala. Officials say gunmen opened fire on the Argentine singer’s vehicle Saturday in Guatemala City. At least one other person was wounded in the attack. The 74-year-old Cabral had been on his way to the airport. A second car carrying one […]

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Argentine Folk Singer Killed in Guatemala

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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One of Latin America’s most famous folk singers, Facundo Cabral, has been murdered in Guatemala. Officials say gunmen opened fire on the Argentine singer’s vehicle Saturday in Guatemala City. At least one other person was wounded in the attack. The 74-year-old Cabral had been on his way to the airport. A second car carrying one […]

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