THE HUAYNO MURDERS

Producer / Director: Santiago Stelley
Host: Adri Murguia
Camera: Bernardo Loyola, James Parvin, Danilo Parra, Mariano Carranza
Editor: Jorge Duran
VICE.COM, 43 min (2011)

When Peruvian Huayno star Alicia Delgado, aka “the Princess of Folk,” was brutally murdered in June 2009, everyone in town went into a frenzy. Her lover and fellow Huayno singer, Abencia Meza, was immediately interrogated and accused of hiring her driver to commit the crime, but as the investigation moved forward the real life Telenovela only got stranger, and as it took over the national media spotlight, it also conveniently covered up even bigger crimes committed by the Peruvian government.

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