European exile and Latin artist Mercedes Sosa dies

Article published on Oct. 5, 2009
Article published on Oct. 5, 2009

On 4 October the Argentinian folk singer and activist passed away, aged 74, after suffering kidney problems. 'La Negra', as she was nicknamed after her indigenous roots, was the symbol of the renewal of Latin American music, and the battle against inequality on her continent until her forced exile in Paris and Madrid. The voice of Latin America is most well-known in Spain - no better time for the rest of you to meet her