- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (AP) - Authorities say a Costa Rican is suspected of being behind the ambush last month that killed Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral and wounded a businessman who is believed to have been the target.

Costa Rica’s chief prosecutor Jorge Chavarria accuses Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez of leading an organized crime group involved in money laundering around Central America.

Chavarria says authorities believe a rift over a theft of illegal drug money led to the attack that Guatemalan authorities think was aimed at businessman Henry Farinas. Cabral was riding with Farinas when they were attacked.

Costa Rican authorities say they raided five properties Tuesday believed linked to Jimenez. They say he may have fled to Panama.

(This version CORRECTS that authorities raided properties believed linked to Jimenez, not Chavarria.)



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