Saturday, November 1, 2014

Che Guevara's 1967 Corpse Photos Turned Up In Spain 47 Years Later

Multiple photos never seen before of Che Guevara's body were found in Spain. (Click on image to enlarge)

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 1, 2014

Zaragoza, Spain - Several photos of the corpse of the late Ernesto Che Guevara, 45, who was shot by a firing squad in Bolivia were recently found in Spain, according to Imanol Arteaga. Arteaga released Guevara's corpse photos that have never been published.
He says, that his uncle Luis Cuartero, a priest in Bolivia had taken the photos to Spain just days after Guevara was killed by a military firing squad. The photos were taken by French AFP photographer, Marc Hutten who gave copies to Cuartero.
Guevara who was considered a revolutionary and rebel was shot on October 9, 1967 in La Higuera and then his body was taken to a hospital in Valle Grande for media press exhibition. Foreign press photographers were allowed to take photos of Guevara's body to prove he had been executed along with other rebels by a firing squad.
Arteaga with the help of a local photojournalist from El Heraldo Newspaper were able to learn that the Guevara photos were authentic.

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