Remembering Che Guevara on the 53rd Anniversary of his Death, by Yanis Iqbal

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by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
October 9, 2020

On 9 October, 1967, Che Guevara – one of the greatest revolutionaries ever known – was murdered in Bolivia under the orders of Washington. This death was foreseeable. In 1966, Che Guevara had left Cuba to wage an anti-imperialist struggle in the South American nation of Bolivia. The plan was to establish a mother column led by Che in Bolivia, with further guerrilla columns branching out from the main unit to enter the neighboring countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru, thus creating a continent-wide revolutionary front. This anti-imperialist plan of action was based on the way Vietnam heroically resisted the full-blown onslaught of American hegemony. As Fidel Castro put it, “In the same measure in which Vietnam resists, the revolutionary liberation movement will grow in other parts of the world. Other fronts of the struggle for liberation will open throughout the world in direct proportion to Vietnam’s resistance.”

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Careful whom you idolize By Eric Margolis (Che Guevara)

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By Eric Margolis
Toronto Sun
Sun, October 14, 2007

Che Guevara, a pop hero 40 years after his death, was the Osama bin Laden of the 1960s

Back in remote 1963, when I was attending Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service School in Washington, a classmate whose father was Ecuador’s ambassador, told me the following incident.

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638 Ways To Kill Castro (video)

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[replaced video Oct. 9, 2020]

jan springveld on Mar 16, 2013

Dollan Cannell’s documentary on the hundreds of alleged plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, and a look at the evolution of Cuban politics.

638 Ways to Kill Castro is a documentary film which tells the story of some of the numerous attempts to kill Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro. The film reveals multiple methods of assassination, from exploding cigars to femme fatales; a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous ballpoint pen. Fabian Escalante, the former head of Cuban Intelligence, the man who has had the job of protecting Castro for many of the 48 years he’s been in power, alleges that there were over 600 plots and conspiracies known to Cuban agents.

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