Soruco wrote more than 300 songs. A communist, he was banned under the Bolivian leadership of the 1970s. Soruco was in exile in Caracas, Venezuela until 1978.
Among his tunes are "La vida es linda", "Ya la pagarán", “Duraznero”, “Instantánea”, and particularly "Caraqueña", composed in his Venezuelan exile, which are sung at Bolivia's popular celebrations.
Soruco won Bolivia's National Culture Prize in 2003.