Che Guevara, presente!
Posted by Arroyoribera on October 7, 2007
Forty years ago, the Argentine doctor, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was captured in Bolivia with the help of the US Central Intelligence Agency and shot to death. As if to prove their inhumanity, his killers cut off his hands. His personal effects were stolen by a CIA agent of Cuban heritage and to this day some of them are displayed at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The United States has made many colossal errors in its history, among them the imperialist wars of aggression in Vietnam and Iraq, to name only a few. Yet nothing can match the eternal flame that was lit in the heart of humanity when Che was killed.
Che Guevara, presente! Hasta siempre, comandante!
Esa ola irá creciendo cada día que pase, esa ola ya no parará más.
Cuban doctors help Che Guevara’s killer
September 30, 2007 – 7:39PM
Cuban doctors volunteering in Bolivia performed a free cataract surgery for Mario Teran, the Bolivian army sergeant who killed the legendary guerilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara in captivity, the daily Granma newspaper reported.
“Four decades after Mario Teran attempted to destroy a dream and an idea, Che returns to win yet another battle, and continues on in the struggle,” the newspaper said.
On October 9, 1967, Teran killed Guevara while he was being held prisoner and suffering from combat wounds in La Higuera, the paper recounted. It said he acted on orders from generals Rene Barrientos and Alfredo Ovando, as well as the White House and the US Central Intelligence Agency, to execute the Argentine-Cuban rebel leader.
Nearly forty years to the day later, Teran underwent eye surgery in a Santa Cruz hospital that was donated by the Cuban government and recently inaugurated by Bolivian President Evo Morales.
“Now an old man, he (Teran) can once again appreciate the colours of the sky and the forest, to enjoy the smiles of his grandchildren, and to watch football games,” the article said.
“But surely he will never be capable of seeing the difference between the ideas that drove him to murder a man in cold blood, and the ideas of that very man.”
The reports said one of Teran’s sons asked the local Santa Cruz daily El Deber to publish a notice thanking the Cuban doctors who restored his father’s sight with the successful operation.
Find this story at — http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/09/30/1191090937455.html