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Tinseltown Deifies a Mass Murderer By: IGS
IGS | Monday, July 30, 2007


Not content with only one disingenuous biography of mass executioner Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Hollywood's now got plans for another Che-flattering flick.

In Tinseltown, historical reality routinely loses out to radical chic.

The real lowdown is that Guevara helped Castro come to power in Cuba and personally carried out executions for him.

The same group that wanted California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop the execution of multiple murderer Tookie Williams because of opposition to capital punishment have no problem walking around in Che T-shirts, despite the fact that on a routine basis Guevara carried out summary executions for Castro, assassinating hundreds of innocent people.

The other recent fawning Che biopic was Robert Redford's 2004 film, "The Motorcycle Diaries," a twisted tribute to the thug's youthful days.

Now Oscar winner Benicio del Toro will reportedly portray the ardent Argentine communist in a movie that will reunite the actor with director Steve Soderbergh. Del Toro picked up an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work with Soderbergh in the critically acclaimed 2000 film, "Traffic."

Del Toro's Web site refers to Che as "many things to many people: an exemplary human, a hero, a tyrant, a fanatic."

Well, the actor got the last two descriptions right.

The site also divulges the upcoming Che movie title, "Guerrilla," and lists Ryan Gosling and Benjamin Bratt as being among the cast.

And Julia Ormond, who starred with Brad Pitt in "Legends of the Fall" will co-star, according to the Internet Movie Database.

216 DOCUMENTED VICTIMS OF CHÉ GUEVARA IN CUBA:

CUBA ARCHIVE

From Armando M. Lago, Ph.D.

Cuba: The Human Cost of Social Revolution

Manuscript Pending Publication.

The exact number of Che's victims in Cuba is unknown. Guevara is said to have acknowledged ordering many executions -all carried out without affording the victims due process of law.  Combat deaths caused by Che in Cuba or other countries where he led guerrilla operations have yet to be tallied.

The following list is not exhaustive and includes only cases for which historic reference is known -those he personally executed as well as those killed under his orders.  Names are cited as reported. Additional details, including bibliographic information, are available for most cases.

Executed by Che in the Sierra Maestra during the anti-Batista guerrilla struggle (1957-1958)

1.              ARISTIDIO - 10-57

2.              MANUEL CAPITÁN - 1957

3.              JUAN CHANG - 9-57

4.              "BISCO" ECHEVARRÍA MARTÍNEZ - 8-57

5.              EUTIMIO GUERRA - 2-18-57

6.              DIONISIO LEBRIGIO - 9-57

7.              JUAN LEBRIGIO - 9-57

8.              "EL NEGRO" NÁPOLES - 2-18-57

9.              "CHICHO" OSORIO - 1-17-57

10.           UNIDENTIFIED TEACHER ("EL MAESTRO") -  9-57

11-12.    2 BROTHERS, SPIES FROM THE MASFERRER  GROUP - 9-57

13-14.    2 UNIDENTIFIED PEASANTS - 4-57


Executed or sent for execution by Che during his brief command in Santa Clara (Jan. 1-3, 1959)

1.      RAMÓN ALBA - 1-3-59**

2.      JOSÉ BARROSO- 1-59

3.      JOAQUÍN CASILLAS LUMPUY - 1-2-59**

4.      FÉLIX CRUZ - 1-1-59

5.      ALEJANDRO GARCÍA ALAYÓN - 1-31-59**

6.      HÉCTOR MIRABAL - 1-59

7.      J. MIRABAL- 1-59

8.      FÉLIX MONTANO - 1-59

9.      CORNELIO ROJAS - 1-7-59**

10.     VILALLA - 1-59

11.     DOMINGO ÁLVAREZ MARTÍNEZ - 1-4-59**

12.     CANO DEL PRIETO - 1-7-59**

13.     JOSE FERNÁNDEZ MARTÍNEZ-1-2-59

14.     JOSÉ GRIZEL SEGURA - 1-7-59** ( Manacas)

15.     ARTURO PÉREZ PÉREZ - 1-24-59**

16.     RICARDO RODRÍGUEZ PÉREZ -  1-11-59**

17.     FRANCISCO ROSELL - 1-11-59

18.     IGNACIO ROSELL LEYVA - 1-11-59

19.     ANTONIO RUÍZ BELTRÁN  -1-11-59



1.  RAMÓN SANTOS GARCÍA - 1-12-59

2.  PEDRO SOCARRÁS - 1-12-59**

3.  MANUEL VALDÉS   - 1-59

4.  TACE JOSÉ VELÁZQUEZ - 12-59**

**Che signed the death penalty before leaving  Santa Clara.


Executions documented for La Cabaña Fortress prison during Che's command (January 3 to November 26, 1959)


1.        VILAU ABREU  -  7-3-59

2.        HUMBERTO AGUIAR - 1959

3.        GERMÁN AGUIRRE - 1959

4.        PELAYO ALAYÓN  - 2-59

5.        JOSÉ LUIS ALFARO SIERRA - 7-1-59

6.        PEDRO ALFARO -  7-25-59

7.        MARIANO ALONSO -  7-1-59

8.        JOSÉ ALVARO -  3-1-59

9.        ALVARO ANGUIERA SUÁREZ - 1-4-59

10.     ANIELLA -  1959

11.     MARIO ARES POLO - 1-2-59

12.     JOSÉ RAMÓN BACALLAO - 12-23-59**

13.     SEVERINO BARRIOS -  12-9-59**

14.     EUGENIO BÉCQUER -  9-29-59

15.     FRANCISCO BÉCQUER - 7-2-59

16.     RAMÓN BISCET - 7-5-59

17.     ROBERTO CALZADILLA - 1959

18.     EUFEMIO CANO - 4-59

19.     JUAN CAPOTE FIALLO -  5-1-59

20.     ANTONIO CARRALERO -  2-4-59

21.     GERTRUDIS CASTELLANOS - 5-7-59

22.     JOSÉ CASTAÑO QUEVEDO - 3-6-59

23.     RAÚL CASTAÑO - 5-30-59

24.     EUFEMIO CHALA - 12-16-59**

25.     JOSÉ CHAMACE - 10-15-59

26.     JOSÉ CHAMIZO - 3-59

27.     RAÚL CLAUSELL - 1-28-59

28.     ÁNGEL CLAUSELL - 1-18-59

29.     DEMETRIO CLAUSELL - 1-2-59

30.     JOSÉ CLAUSELL - 1-29-59

31.     ELOY CONTRERAS 1-18-59

32.      ALBERTO CORBO - 12-7-59**

33.      EMILIO CRUZ PEREZ - 12-7-59**

34.     ORESTES CRUZ - 1959

35.     ADALBERTO CUEVAS - 7-2-59**

36.     CUNI - 1959

37.     ANTONIO DE BECHE - 1-5-59

38.     MATEO DELGADO - 12-4-59

39.     ARMANDO DELGADO - 1-29-59

40.     RAMÓN DESPAIGNE - 1959

41.     JOSÉ DÍAZ CABEZAS -  7-30-59

42.     FIDEL DÍAZ MARQUINA - 4-9-59

43.     ANTONIO DUARTE - 7-2-59

44.     RAMÓN FERNÁNDEZ OJEDA - 5-29-59

45.     RUDY FERNÁNDEZ - 7-30-59

46.     FERRÁN ALFONSO - 1-12-59

47.     SALVADOR FERRERO - 6-29-59

48.     VICTOR FIGUEREDO - 1-59

49.     EDUARDO FORTE - 3-20-59

50.     UGARDE GALÁN - 1959

51.     RAFAEL GARCÍA MUÑIZ - 1-20-59

52.     ADALBERTO GARCÍA - 6-6-59

53.     ALBERTO GARCÍA - 6-6-59

54.     JACINTO GARCÍA - 9-8-59

55.     EVELIO GASPAR - 12-4-59**

56.     ARMADA GIL Y DIEZ CABEZAS - 12-4-59**



1.  JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ MALAGÓN - 7-2-59

2.  EVARISTO BENERIO GONZÁLEZ - 11-14-59

3.  EZEQUIEL GONZÁLEZ - 1-59

4.  SECUNDINO GONZÁLEZ - 1959

5.  RICARDO LUIS GRAO -  2-3-59

6.  RICARDO JOSÉ GRAU - -7-59

7.  OSCAR GUERRA - 3-9-59

8.  JULIÁN HERNÁNDEZ - 2-9-59

9.  FRANCISCO HERNÁNDEZ LEYVA - 4-15-59

10.     ANTONIO HERNÁNDEZ - 2-14-59

11.     GERARDO HERNÁNDEZ - 7-26-59

12.     OLEGARIO HERNÁNDEZ - 4-23-59

13.     SECUNDINO HERNÁNDEZ - 1-59

14.     RODOLFO HERNÁNDEZ FALCÓN - 1.9.59

15.     RAÚL HERRERA - 2-18-59

16.     JESÚS INSUA  - 7-30-59

17.     ENRIQUE IZQUIERDO- 7-3-59

18.      SILVINO JUNCO - 11-15-59

19.     ENRIQUE LA ROSA  - 1959

20.      BONIFACIO LASAPARLA  - 1959

21.     JESÚS LAZO OTAÑO - 1959

22.     ARIEL LIMA LAGO - 8-1-59 ( Minor)

23.     RENE LÓPEZ VIDAL - 7-3-59

24.     ARMANDO MAS -  2-17-59

25.     ONERLIO MATA - 1-30-59

26.     EVELIO MATA RODRIGUEZ -  2-8-59

27.     ELPIDIO MEDEROS - 1-9-59

28.     JOSÉ MEDINA -  5-17-59

29.     JOSÉ MESA -  7-23-59

30.     FIDEL MESQUÍA  DIAZ -  7-11-59

31.     JUAN  MANUEL  MILIÁN - 1959

32.     JOSÉ MILIAN PÉREZ - 4-3-59

33.     FRANCISCO MIRABAL -  5-29-59

34.     LUIS MIRABAL - 1959

35.     ERNESTO MORALES - 1959

36.     PEDRO MOREJÓN - 3-59

37.     DR. CARLOS MUIÑO, M.D. - 1959

38.     CÉSAR NECOLARDES ROJAS - 1-7-59

39.     VICTOR NECOLARDES ROJAS - 1-7-59

40.     JOSÉ NUÑEZ - 3-59

41.     VITERBO O'REILLY - 2-27-59

42.     FÉLIX OVIEDO -  7-21-59

43.     MANUEL PANEQUE -  8-16-59

44.     PEDRO PEDROSO - 12-1-59**

45.     DIEGO PÉREZ CUESTA - 1959

46.     JUAN PÉREZ  HERNANDEZ-5-29-59

47.     DIEGO PÉREZ CRELA - 04-03-59

48.     JOSÉ POZO - 1959

49.     EMILIO PUEBLA - 4-30-59

50.     ALFREDO PUPO - 5-29-59

51.     SECUNDINO RAMÍREZ - 4-2-59

52.     RAMÓN RAMOS - 4-23-59

53.     PABLO RAVELO  JR. 9-15-59

54.     RUBÉN REY  ALBEROLA- 2-27-59

55.     MARIO RISQUELME - 1-29-59

56.     FERNANDO RIVERA - 10-8-59

57.     PABLO RIVERO - 5-59

58.     MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ - 3-1-59

59.     MARCOS RODRÍGUEZ -  7-31-59

60.     NEMESIO RODRÍGUEZ -  7-30-59

61.     PABLO RODRÍGUEZ - 10-1-59

62.     RICARDO RODRÍGUEZ - 5-29-59

63.     OLEGARIO RODRÍGUEZ FERNÁNDEZ - 4.23.59

64.     JOSÉ SALDARA - 11-9-59

65.     PEDRO SANTANA - 2-59

66.     SERGIO SIERRA - 1-9-59

67.     JUAN SILVA -  8-59


1.        FAUSTO SILVA - 1-29-59

2.        ELPIDIO SOLER -  11-8-59

3.        JESÚS SOSA BLANCO - 2-8-59

4.        RENATO SOSA -  6-28-59

5.        SERGIO SOSA -  8-20-59

6.        PEDRO SOTO -  3-20-59

7.        OSCAR SUÁREZ -  4-30-59

8.        RAFAEL TARRAGO -  2-18-59

9.        TEODORO TELLEZ CISNEROS -  1-3-59

10.     FRANCISCO TELLEZ -  1-3-59

11.     JOSÉ TIN - 1-12-59

12.     FRANCISCO TRAVIESO -  1959

13.     LEONARDO TRUJILLO -  2-27-59

14.     TRUJILLO -  1959

15.     LUPE VALDÉS BARBOSA -  3-22-59

16.     MARCELINO VALDÉS -  7-21-59

17.     ANTONIO VALENTÍN -  3-22-59

18.     MANUEL VÁZQUEZ  -  3-22-59

19.     SERGIO VÁZQUEZ -  5-29-59

20.     VERDECIA -  1959

21.     DÁMASO ZAYAS -  7-23-59

22.     JOSÉ ALVARADO - 4-22-59

23.     LEONARDO BARÓ -  1-12-59

24.     RAÚL CONCEPCIÓN LIMA -  1959

25.     ElADIO CARO -  1-4-59

26.     CARPINTOR  - 1959

27.     CARLOS CORVO MARTÍNEZ -  1959

28.     JUAN GUILLERMO COSSÍO - 1959

29.     CORPORAL ORTEGA  -  7-11-59

30.     JUAN MANUEL PRIETO - 1959

31.     ANTONIO VALDÉS MENA  -  5-11-59

32.     ESTEBAN LASTRA -  1-59

33.     JUAN FELIPE CRUZ SERAFIN - 6-59**

34.     BONIFACIO GRASSO -  7-59

35.     FELICIANO ALMENARES - 12-8-59

36.     ANTONIO BLANCO NAVARRO - 12-10-59**

37.     ALBERTO CAROLA - 6-5-59

38.     EVARISTO GUERRA  - 2-8-59

39.     CRISTÓBAL MARTÍNEZ - 1-16-59

40.     PEDRO RODRÍGUEZ - 1-10-59

41.     FRANCISCO TRUJILLO -  2-18-59

 **The death sentence was signed by Che, but the execution was carried out after he left his command.

15 additional executions were reported by The New York Times, but names are unknown.

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