A Mexican fan applauds a Chavela Vargas song
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Mexicans pay tribute to latin music star Chavela Vargas

Hundreds of people flocked to Mexico City's iconic Plaza Garibaldi to pay tribute to the well known latin singer Chavela Vargas who has died from respiratory failure aged 93.

The popular performer was born in Costa Rica but was embraced by Mexico which she adopted as her homeland.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Ignacio de los Reyes.

  • 07 Aug 2012