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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66 thoughts on “The Death of Che Guevara

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    • I was truly intrigued about this photo, thank you very much for the information about the author of this material.

      • Well let’s look at some of his accomplishments as Castro’s right hand man :
        * Make Fidel into a deity much like Stalin …. To do so MASS MURDER some 17,000 fellow Cubans who helped overthrow Batista government
        * Diddle dick around with a new way of running things (personal rights destroyed, political protests made illegal, ect.) until the economy is a basket case that needs $1M a day from the USSR to stay afloat …. Hmmm ?

        Not too bad so far …. ?

  4. 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!

    • 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

      • 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.

  5. @ 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. […] 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 […]

  8. 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

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

  10. 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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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..!!!

  14. 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….

  15. 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

  16. He got off too easy he was a war criminal a steaming pile of excrement is worth venerationore than this Marxist trash installing dictators is not empowering the people crushed under the boot of scum like Castro and the like

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