Cause of death: Execution by shooting
On this day in 1967, socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is killed by the Bolivian army. The U.S.-military-backed Bolivian forces captured Guevara on October 8 while battling his band of guerillas in Bolivia and …
As part of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Che Guevara, the National Security Archive’s Cuba Documentation Project is posting a selection of key CIA, State Department, and Pentagon documentation relating to Guevara and his death.
They brought Che Guevara at five o’clock in the afternoon of October 9 to the airfield outside the small town of Vallegrande in southeastern Bolivia. The fighting had been fierce. Che had been among the first casualties and his comrades had been fighting viciously to recover the body.
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Che Guevara came to Bolivia after trying to foment revolution in Africa An hour or so after the photo was taken, Che was killed. Felix Rodriguez received the order from the Bolivian military high command.
Oct 09, 2017 · A statue of Che Guevara in La Higuera, the Bolivian town where he was killed in 1967. Credit Nadia Shira Cohen for The New York Times LA HIGUERA, Bolivia — Irma Rosales, tired after decades of tending her tiny store, sat back one morning with a box full of photos and remembered the stranger who was shot in the local schoolhouse …
Bolstered by propaganda, Che Guevara’s image has been idolized worldwide but in reality, he was a ruthless mass-murderer who co-founded the totalitarian police state that has enslaved Cubans for years.
Oct 09, 2017 · The day after he was shot to death in a village schoolhouse by Bolivian forces, the third sentence of a front-page New York Times article warned, “Mr. Guevara, 39 years old, has been reported killed or captured before.” That caution was warranted, such was the legend of Guevara, whose symbolism was growing only more powerful.
Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed in Bolivia on October 9, 1967, and the CIA’s role in his death remains controversial. ”His captors cared nothing for the dignity and etiquette his revolutionary legacy demanded, and [he] was vilely murdered.