Curse of Che Guevara: truth and fiction about the last days of the famous revolutionary
• The Curse of Che Guevara: truth and fiction about the last days of the famous revolutionary
The name of the world famous leader of the Cuban revolution, Ernesto Che Guevara surrounded by legends. The largest number of them related to his last days: a long time it was believed that he was killed in battle, but it turned out that in fact he was captured by Bolivian soldiers and executed without trial. In the village of La Higuera, where it happened, it is revered as a saint, and talk about the fact that all those who were involved in the revolutionary's death, pursues a curse ...
In 1965, for all Cubans became the big surprise of the sudden disappearance of revolutionary leader Che Guevara. There were different assumptions:.. Ill, arrested, killed, etc. Six months later, published his farewell letter, which publicized Fidel Castro. It read: "I am officially giving up his post as Minister, from the rank of Major, of Cuban nationality ... I am nothing more ties with Cuba, in addition to relations of a special kind, which I could not refuse, as the refuse of their positions."
At the time of the real reasons for the hasty departure of Ernesto in Cuba, no one knew, but later it became known that he went to Bolivia on Castro's orders, to make a revolution in Latin America. Obviously, such a exigeant job he got because of the conflict began with Castro and his desire to quickly get rid of a competitor.
The legendary leader of the Cuban Revolution
The Desired Results Of Che Guevara did not achieve its guerrilla activities in Bolivia lasted only about a year, after which the Bolivian army soldiers seized him. The next day, on the orders of Che Guevara Bolivian military government executed without betraying the court - obviously afraid for his escape from prison, and excessive exposure in the event of litigation, because it would attract the attention of the world.
When Che's life has not found support among the Bolivian residents - in the country have carried out reforms, the locals were happy with their results and were afraid of a stranger, which they presented as an invader and aggressor. But after the assassination of Che Guevara has become their idol and a deity: in the village of La Higuera portraits of Che today, more than the inhabitants themselves, pray to him and talk about him a legend.
mythologizing image of Che facilitated by the fact that all those who were involved in his death, later suffered from accidents and strange occurrences. Because of this, there was the legend of the curse of the Comandante: that he takes revenge on all those who betrayed him.
Bolivian President Rene Barrientos, issued an order for the revolutionary penalty in 1969, died in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances; three months later killed farmer extradited to locate guerrilla group; in 1970 on the road we found a headless corpse Lorenzetti officer who led the anti-guerrilla military actions; Bolivian Rangers captain Garry Prado by capturing Che was wounded by a stray bullet in the spine and was left paralyzed; Colonel Andreas Selnich Shawn Ernesto beaten during interrogations, he died in prison, hammered with sticks, and so on. d.
The captured Che Guevara
The Colonel Andreas Selnich Sean indicates the body of the dead Commander
Everyone who somehow was involved in the capture and murder of Comandante, have been killed or have died from a sudden illness. Artist of the death penalty by Mario Tara was still alive, but drunk and lost his mind. For a long time, "the curse of Che Guevara" did not affect the former Minister of Internal Affairs of Bolivia, Antonio Arguedas, in the presence of which Ernesto cut off the hands, then to submit fingerprints as evidence that the victim - did the same Che Guevara. Later Arguedas repeatedly made the attempt, but he remained alive. 35 years after the death of Che in the central square of La Paz in the hands of 72-year-old man exploded a homemade bomb. The man turned out to Arguedas.
shot Ernesto Che Guevara
Interest in the legendary life and tragic death of Che Guevara continues unabated to this day. Comandante is recognized as one of the 100 most important people of the twentieth century.