On October 9, 1967, Cuban revolutionary, Che Guevara, was executed by US Special Forces-trained Bolivian Army. A few months previously “El Che” had traveled to Africa to offer his guidance as a guerrilla to the ongoing conflict in the Congo. To get back to his support base in Bolivia, the Marxist diplomat disguised himself as a middle-aged Uruguayan businessman. The man seems to bear a strong resemblance to Walt Whitman Restow, National Security Advisor and chief economist to President JF Kennedy and President LB Johnson. Restow and CIA organized Che’s capture and execution.
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