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UNESCO Pays Tribute to Communist Che Guevara

Ernesto "el Che" Guevara, asesino, UNESCO

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The cruel Cuban dictatorship, which has been ruling Cuba with an iron fist for more than 60 years, had among its historical references an Argentinean born in the city of Rosario: Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

He was born on June 14, 1928, that is why today millions of Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries remember the figure of the cruel doctor from Rosario, later nationalized Cuban. In addition to declared Marxists, the birthday of “Che” is also celebrated by a good part of the woke movement from the comforts of capitalist societies.

But communists and progressives, be they writers or followers, politicians or journalists, are not the only ones celebrating or paying homage to “Che” on this June 14, 2021.

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, also decided to honor and remember Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

“#OnThisDay Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born in Rosario (#Argentina) known as Che. Let’s remember his figure by watching his historic speech at the General Assembly of the @onu_es in 1964″, was the exact text with which UNESCO paid tribute to Ernesto Guevara.

Accompanying that text is a link to Guevara’s full speech in 1964, but in the tweet itself only the final part of the speech is shown, where Guevara says:

“We have declared ourselves supporters of those who fight for peace, we have declared ourselves within the group of non-aligned countries despite being Marxist-Leninists because the non-aligned, like us, fight against imperialism. We want peace. This new disposition of a continent of America is embodied and summarized in the cry that day by day our masses proclaim as an irrefutable expression of their decision to fight to paralyze the armed hand of the invader. A proclamation that has the understanding of all the peoples of the world and, especially, of the socialist camp headed by the Soviet Union. That proclamation is: fatherland or death”.

That was the end of his opening statement. Emotional for revolutionaries and, surely, very conscious and praiseworthy for many other people who are not necessarily Leninist communists. However, UNESCO did not remember Guevara’s other “famous phrase” in another speech during that same 1964 General Assembly, when “Che” admitted that they had committed assassinations.

“We have to say here what is a known truth and we have always expressed it before the world. Executions, yes. We have shot, we shoot, we will shoot and we will continue to shoot as long as necessary. Our struggle is a fight to the death,” he said

Che Guevara, a murderer honored by UNESCO

There are those who have denounced, erroneously, that this phrase does not belong to Guevara. But there is plenty of evidence available to the reader to verify it. After his opening speech, “Che” had to reply to other ambassadors of different countries at the UN about the allegations of crimes against humanity perpetrated in Cuba.

There is, specifically, a direct quote from Ernesto Guevara’s reply in the book “Selected Works 1957-1967: Volume II”.

Ernesto Guevara, "el Che", UNESCO
Flag with Che Guevara’s face. (EFE)

However, beyond his words at the UN, the reality is that “Che”, despite the story and the myth that position him as a reference of the “good revolutionary”, was a cold-blooded murderer.

In an article for El País of Spain, a progressive newspaper, Álvaro Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian-Spanish writer, described several of the atrocities committed by “Che”.

“But the “cold killing machine” did not show the full extent of his rigor until, immediately after the fall of the Batista regime, Castro put him in charge of La Cabaña prison,” explains Álvaro Vargas Llosa.

“How many people were killed in La Cabaña? Pedro Corzo gives a figure of about 200, similar to that offered by Armando Lago, a retired economics professor who has compiled a list of 179 names as part of a study of executions in Cuba that has taken him eight years. Secret cables sent by the American Embassy in Havana to the State Department in Washington spoke of “more than 500″ executions,” he adds.

“Che”, applauded today by UNESCO, not only executed or persecuted people for treason. The Cuban tyranny to which he belonged, in fact, was characterized by the persecution of gays and lesbians, as well as a ruthlessness against black people and Catholic parishioners. Guevara himself and several prominent members of the Castro tyranny are considered deeply racist, anti-Catholic and homophobic because of their contempt driven from the coercive force of the State towards these people.

Despite this and the evidence written against “El Che”, UNESCO decided to honor him with great fanfare.

Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón is a journalist at El American specializing in the areas of American politics and media analysis // Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón es periodista de El American especializado en las áreas de política americana y análisis de medios de comunicación.

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