Following the killing of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral, Sony label artists say they will not perform in Guatemala until security tightens.
The director of an upcoming telethon in Guatemala said many have already canceled shows and performances in the country due to security concerns.
Juan Carlos Eggenberger said none of the musicians specifically cited the slaying of Facundo Cabral, but he added that there has been a "general anxiety" among artists since the killing.
Insecurity has been on the rise in Guatemala as Mexican drug cartels compete for turf and challenge authorities.
Guatemalan officials believe the intended target of the attack that killed Cabral was a Nicaraguan businessmen in the same car.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press