I have been previewing several videos featuring Che Guevara and for one reason or another have rejected most for use in my blog series leading up to the 40th anniversary of his death, October 9. Many of the “professionally” produced videos repeat old lies about Che, his intentions, and his relationship with Fidel. Some of the videos have great footage, but are in a language other than English. I finally settled on the following video because it is straight-forward and Che speaks for himself. It is a brief stream of pictures beginning with Che as a baby and ending with his dead corpse lying in repose in La Higuera, Bolivia after having been shot dead by a Bolivian soldier at the command of a Bolivian officer under the direction of CIA agent, Felix Rodriguez.
Recently, the Cuban newspaper, Granma, published an incredible story. Approximately one year ago, a Bolivian man wrote a letter to his local paper “El Deber.” His father had just had cataracts removed from his eyes and he was able to see for the first time in years. Of course, all of this is thanks to the Cuban-administered program that is giving the gift of sight to thousands throughout the world. The old man was Mario Teran, the young soldier who put the deadly bullets into Che Guevara.