Suspected killer of Che Guevara to receive Yoani Sánchez in Miami

Che Guevara was killed on the 9th of October 1967 in Bolivia... A meeting between a blogger and Félix Rodríguez will occur during the month of April and will be organized by a Cuban exile group

One of the main suspects accused of murdering Che Guevara, Félix Rodríguez will receive the blogger Yoani Sánchez in Miami in April, when she will make another trip to the United States.

According to the Spanish website Information Third, the encounter between Yoani and the former police officer of the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista will be organized by the Association of Veterans of the Bay of Pigs, a group of Cubans who live in Miami.

The event came to be questioned by members of the association, after the blogger called for an end to the economic embargo of the Caribbean island, which contradicts the agenda of these Cuban exiles. However, last week, a welcome note was issued to Yoani, which exposes their differences, such as "fighting for democracy and human rights."

In the internal debate within the association, Rodríguez was a leading advocate of Yoani's visit to the city.

Death of Che

Che Guevara was killed in Bolivia in October 1967. According to declassified documents of the U.S. government, Rodríguez, who acted under the names of Captain Ramos or "The Cat" received by radio the order to kill Che. Until then, the agent himself thought that the Argentine would be brought alive to the United States.

According to those documents, Rodriguez gave the order for the  execution of Che to Sergeant Jaime Terán, who said the same and admitted in an interview to a Spanish magazine in 1998.

"I ordered Terán to carry out the order. I said he should shoot below the neck so that Che will have seemed to have been killed in combat."

Early on October 11, after cutting off Guevara's hands as evidence, the killers dumped his body in an unmarked grave near Vallegrande's airstrip. Publicly, the Bolivian government insisted his body had been burned.

This whole operation was stamped "Made in the U.S.A". By killing Che Guevara and his fellow guerrillas, the rulers of the United States intended to send a bloody message to the people of South America and the world.

The weapons and equipment of the killers were "Made in the U.S.A". The Bolivian officer who took Guevara prisoner had been trained at Fort Bragg--at a U.S. school for army coups, murder and counterinsurgency. And the man in charge at the scene, "Captain Ramos," was a veteran CIA field agent, Felix Rodriguez. For years, the U.S. government had armed the Bolivian military and riddled it with their paid agents. As soon as Guevara's new guerrilla force was discovered, Washington sent new teams of CIA and Green Berets killers into Bolivia--including Rodriguez and his fellow agent "Gonzalez." U.S. transport planes arrived loaded with more arms, radio equipment, and napalm.

Rodriguez, who was masquerading as a Bolivian army captain, had previously led a CIA death squad in Vietnam. Later, this same Felix Rodriguez would be personally appointed by George Bush to be the key CIA operative at El Salvador's Ilopango Air Force base during the 1980s, where Rodriguez oversaw the CIA's notorious cocaine-for-arms airflights.

The fact that so many people revere him is a testimony to the deep desires for liberation throughout the world.

His death stands as a glaring example of the role the U.S. and its agents play in the  brutal repression of humanity's highest aspirations. The torturers of the CIA were not invented on 9/11 -- but have a very long and bloody history.

Source: Opera Mundi

Translated from the Portuguese version by:

Lisa Karpova


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