The Macarena, the one-time popular dance by Los Del Rio, has finally been discovered dead in La Macarena, a small town Colombia, buried in a mass grave with 2000 other corpses. The death is attributed to the 7th Mobile Brigade of the Colombian army who were in the area at the time. The army claimed that because of its name the Macarena had been appropriated as a battle dance by FARC guerillas based in the town, but denied killing 2000 other civilians.
Juan Manuel Santos, former defence chief and President of Colombia, called a press conference to announce that there were only 370 or so corpses in the grave and that definitely no corpses had been removed as the grave stood unguarded. "As for the missing dance," he went on to say, "The identity of the corpse of the Macarena is unconfirmed." However controversy broke out when later in the day he was overheard to say, "But really, who will miss it? It was an very uncivilised dance." Santos is known to harbour a deep hatred of cheesy dance numbers and human rights activists.