Mar 30, 2011
United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Juan Alberto Ortiz-Lopez, a/k/a "Chamale," a/k/a "Juanito," (41, San Marcos, Guatemala) with federal drug trafficking offenses. If convicted, Ortiz-Lopez faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
Jul 12, 2011
Facundo Cabral, a singer/ songwriter from Argentina, was one of the leaders in nonviolent protest music throughout Latin America for over 50 years. Born in La Plata, Argentina in 1937, Cabral grew up in extreme poverty. As he learned to play the guitar, sing, and write, he quickly became known as the voice of the people who could not speak. His dedication to social justice movements and his response to violent military dictatorships in Latin America forced him into exile in Mexico following the Argentine coup in 1976, where he continued writing and performing, and gained wide-spread popularity. In 1996, the United Nations designated Cabral a “worldwide messenger of peace” for his continued commitment to the people and to justice and freedom for the powerless in Central and South America.