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The Death of Che Guevara

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Che Guevara disappeared from the political scene in April 1965 and his whereabouts have been much debated since. His death has been reported several times during the past two-and-a-half years, in the Congo and in the Dominican Republic, but has never been proven. After leading communist insurrections in Guatemala, Cuba and Congo, Che Guevara’s next stop was Bolivia, where he was less than successful. On October 7 1967, his campsite was attacked, and Guevara was wounded and taken prisoner. He shouted “Do not shoot! I am Che Guevara and worth more to you alive than dead.” However, he refused to be interrogated and the Bolivian government decided to execute him, carefully orchestrating the execution to make sure that the bullet wounds appear consistent with the official story which stated that Che had been killed in action.

The day after his execution on October 10, 1967, Guevara’s body was then lashed to the landing skids of a helicopter and flown to nearby Vallegrande where photographs were taken, showing a figure described by some as “Christ-like” lying on a concrete slab in the laundry room of the Nuestra Señora de Malta hospital. The above iconic shot was taken by Freddy Alberto. After the photos, his hands were cut off, so that they could be taken to Buenos Aires for fingerprint identification. He was buried in an unmarked mass grave.

libera_pozytywy_06A parodic reenactment

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Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes

July 30, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Posted in Politics, Society, War

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  1. CHE GUVARE ZINDABAD………

    santhosh

    September 17, 2009 at 5:06 am

  2. Could you please be so kind and let me know the name of the artist that stage the photograph that depicts an re-enactment of the Che Guevera Death? (were he is smoking a cigar with the cuban militars)

    I`m researching on art work inspired on Che’s death and I’m interetes on that particular photo.

    nata

    October 9, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    • che Guevera the world’s best inspired person i miss u alot u r my inspire i love u…………

      sunitha rani

      November 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

      • shut up slut you are a bit late

        yohann

        August 29, 2013 at 11:56 pm

  3. o hagakure de mishima poderá sofisticar a beleza estética sobre uma bela morte.Temos aí, uma das mais instigantes apresentações de um cadáver e oseu renascimento através das sombras da solidão e a loucura que seria não vivê-la por extenso…Muchas gracias por la participación.

    william

    November 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm

  4. The artist you’ve mentioned without a name is Polish artist Zbigniew Libera.
    he made an interesting use of the very famous pictures. the series is called “positives”.
    here you may find some more works from Zbigniew Libera http://raster.art.pl/gallery/artists/libera/prace.htm

    “Positives” series: more here: http://raster.art.pl/gallery/artists/libera/libera_pozytywy.htm
    in “positive” series are such pictures as: 1972 Nick Ut – Napalm Trang bang – http://www.rebelart.net/diary/watchlist-zbigniew-libera/00582/

    or from the documentalist movie from liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp from Alexandr Woroncew: http://www.culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/fo_libera_mieszkancy_l

    just for example.
    have a good day!
    joanna

    joanna

    December 7, 2009 at 11:50 am

  5. cheguevera ZINDABAD

    venu

    January 22, 2010 at 5:46 am

  6. che zindabad

    venu

    January 22, 2010 at 5:47 am

  7. This murderous fucking butcher vociferously opposed freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, protest, or any other rights. Guevara fervently opposed any free elections. Che ‘the pig fucker’ Guevara … never looked better…..DEAD!

    George Storey

    June 10, 2010 at 5:06 am

    • c’mon George – tell us how you really feel…

      bob cauler

      January 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    • I do agree with you, though..

      bob cauler

      January 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      • i don’t agree you faggot

        yohann

        August 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    • how do you know that George? do you have valid proofs? if no just keep your opinions to yourself…. when you will start seeing the real truth about the past notify us…. i just want to see you living in a third world country and then we will see if you are still opposing Ernesto Guevara’s contributions and work for a better life for all the common people, not only for the ruling elite that represents about 5% of the whole population

      yes to nationalism and sovereignty! no to capitalism and globalization

      April 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      • So the people of Cuba are living good now that Che and Fidel had their way? Really? Its always funny how people that have never lived under the rule of a murderous dictator seem to praise his name while those that have suffered under such rule despise them. Odd, dont’cha think? I mean I know its cool and all to be the “outsider” that hates society and capitalism but before you go praising something why dont you try it out for a while and see if your opinions change. Just a thought.

        TimP

        May 2, 2012 at 1:49 am

    • George please stay off Fox News long enough to get your facts straight.

      harryhh

      August 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    • I agree 100% with you George. The SOB should had die long before.

      Kali Bayly

      April 8, 2014 at 2:23 am

  8. @ George Storey

    Sounds like George W. Bush to me. Free elections? A man that can barely speak English won two presidential elections? Free elections are not being practiced in the USA, Democrats and Republicans both serve the same interests. Voting for two people that have the same agenda is not a free election. 4-8 year dictatorships are not free elections.

    Antrikshaadmi

    July 10, 2010 at 5:34 am

    • congratulations!!! at last someone still thinks like me I waited long time to see this kind of reply thank you

      yes to nationalism and sovereignty! no to capitalism and globalization

      April 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    • are you a Ugandan? if connect with me.i need those brains for us to develop our country

      AKANKWASA DAVID

      October 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

  9. Also, if George W. Bush won two presidential debates and then the Plain English Campaign awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Foot in Mouth Award for his “services to gobbledygook”, what free elections were there? You can demonize Che Guevara until the cows come home, George ‘the pig fucker’ W. Bush is worse and can be accused of the same things.

    Antrikshaadmi

    July 10, 2010 at 5:44 am

  10. Assassino…Monstro..Diabo..Matou

    José Pereira

    July 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm

  11. [...] Che Guevara disappeared from the political scene in April 1965 and his whereabouts have been much debated since. His death has been reported several times during the past two-and-a-half years, in the Congo and in the Dominican Republic, but has never been proven. After leading communist insurrections in Guatemala, Cuba and Congo, Che Guevara's next stop was Bolivia, where he was less than successful. On October 7 1967, his campsite was attacked, … Read More [...]

  12. A couraged man will died only once..

    Jayesh.M.J

    August 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm

  13. The best this particular Dirty Socialist ever looked.

    serr8d

    April 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm

  14. [...] gets its hands on one.  Also, there is precident for the official release of dead militants.  Photos of a handless Che Guevara were released after his CIA-sponsored assassination.  Also President [...]

  15. bin laden and che guevara were revoution starters and they were good people but bad in american eyes maybe if we left them alone this 9/11 attack or cold war scare would have never happened

    anonymous

    May 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

  16. [...] The Death of Che Guevara В« Iconic Photos Jul 30, 2009 … Photos of a handless Che Guevara were released after his CIA-sponsored assassination. … [...]

  17. And now some 40 years later he has become the icon to dozens of pathetic liberal pussietards who are unaware of his crimes

    SPURWING PLOVER

    June 12, 2011 at 6:22 am

    • Are you?….aware of his crimes that is. Please, indulge me with your wisdom Spunkwing Plower.

      harryhh

      August 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

  18. che just love living dirty, killing dirty and running dirty having got his mind bended by the so called marxist ideologies, he couldnt but die dirty cause he courted it

    biodun sanusi

    August 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

  19. [...] The photo by Freddy Alberto shows him lying , Christ-like (see this circa 1501 painting by Andrea Mantegna, “Dead Christ,”), on a slab in the laundry room of a Bolivian hospital. His head is lifted by a military man while another appears to poke his belly. (After the photos, his hands were cut off for fingerprint ID.) [...]

  20. i love chegue i following his way he always in my heart

    bahram

    January 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    • PLIZ U CAN DO THAT IN IGANDA LET US CONECT

      AKANKWASA DAVID

      October 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

  21. He looking like only Dirty but he is really gentle & Beauty

    Bhuvaneswari.K

    February 20, 2012 at 8:33 am

  22. We missed a great fighter from the world.

    Ganesh

    March 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

  23. i love che inqilab zindabad

    fsisa

    May 24, 2012 at 6:57 am

  24. Last seen Nicaragua 1977, fucking stupids.

    Sergio

    May 26, 2012 at 1:42 am

  25. One and onle one Che

    pavan

    May 27, 2012 at 5:48 am

  26. i like it he was good man

    prajesh

    June 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

  27. CHE NEVER DEAD STILL HE IS WITH US FIGHT AGAINST TO BHURUSHASI

    SAIJUKUMAR

    June 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  28. che is a man with great taught, and he will always be in our memories and our hearth…………………………..

    bahman shahi

    June 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  29. I love cheguvera zindabad

    Rajadurai

    June 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

  30. CHE- THE YOUTH ICON, LOVE U

    lucky

    July 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  31. look at his 3rd photo he is still smiling.

    lucky

    July 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  32. Death of cheguera.

    Shiva

    September 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  33. c’mon George – tell
    us how you really
    feel…

    Shiva

    September 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

  34. WHO ever loves what he did can do it for Uganda conect with me we can do it .he is great, not that he was great

    AKANKWASA DAVID

    October 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

  35. What a great personality he is….che guvera is a great freedom fighter. Zindhabad che guvera

    sharma naik

    October 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

  36. che a mi don him a mi general

    trado

    November 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  37. che is over god

    pavan sudheer

    November 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

  38. If u still alive when i born,i want you to take me as your son..i’m really proud with your life story..please…i want be like you..go through with brave..!!!

    chieck

    November 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

  39. I miss u 2 cheguver

    Jupudi.subbu

    December 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

  40. he is never die he still now live in my heard. i agree and follo his way. dr. che is an one man army. we luv nd mis u che.

    vignesh pondy

    December 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  41. he is never die he still now live in my heard. i agree and follo his way. dr. che is an one man army. we luv nd mis u che. u r inspiring me and all indian youngsters. u r like a netaji subash chandra bose. CHE GUEARA ZINDHABAD….

    viki pondicherry

    December 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

  42. around world inspiring person che

    satish

    January 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

  43. che………………..
    youth leader

    satish

    January 8, 2013 at 9:40 am

  44. Long live revolution….
    Hasta la Victoria Seampre…Che guevara-the legend forever……

    A fan of Che

    February 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  45. Dear che…, you never die… You live in our heart..
    Miss you che..

    nikhil

    October 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

  46. fools of the world americans have killed heros of the world hi is un replaceble i mean che,i believe h chats with Ghadafi,no pinch man has ever in aforein country with out selfish moves i mean americans,i wish am given the chag oe contoling hell,i would burn only americans

    AKANKWASA DAVID

    October 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

  47. ele está morto, ele está vivo

    driss

    November 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

  48. the martyr never die

    driss

    November 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm

  49. Chee and bhagat singh my heroes

    Ali hasan

    December 9, 2013 at 8:01 am

    • I love cheguvera

      I love cheguvera

      April 23, 2014 at 5:56 pm


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