Exposing the Real Che Guevara and Fidel Castro; and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Them
Compilation | White Refugee | 24 November 2011
Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him, By Humberto Fontova [*Amazon*]
Guevara was a man whose interest in justice is best summed up in his own words, as quoted by Fontova: “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution. And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.”
“Executions?” Guevara told the UN General Assembly in 1964. “We execute! And we will continue executing as long as it is necessary.”
Fidel Castro: These fabulous mansions that are now being leased to the dictator's rich friends and business associates, after he stole them from its legitimate owners, and compare them with the houses where regular Cubans are forced to live by this crook who has turned Cuba into his own farm and a playground for his rich business friends who like to do business with him because they can exploit 11 million Cubans who cannot strike, ask for vacations, benefits, raises or anything else. If these piranhas treated workers in their own countries like they treat Cubans, they would end up in jail. But in Cuba they can do as they please because their business partner is the owner of the plantation and the 11 million Cubans are his slaves.
A critical biography of the iconic communist revolutionary, and an expose of the liberals who lionize him.
Nearly four decades after his death, it’s impossible to avoid the image of Ernesto “Che” Guevara everywhere from T-shirts to cartoons. Liberals consider Che a revolutionary martyr who gave his life to help the poor of Latin America. Time named him one of the one hundred most influential people of the last century. And a major Hollywood movie is about to lionize him to a new generation.
The reality, as we learn from Cuban exile Humberto Fontova, is that Che wasn’t really a gentle soul and a selfless hero. He was a violent Communist who thought nothing of firing a gun into the stomach of a woman six months pregnant whose only crime was that her family opposed him. And he was a hypocrite who lusted after material luxuries while cultivating his image as a man of the people.
Fontova reveals that Che openly talked about his desire to use nuclear weapons against New York City. Such was Che’s bloodthirsty hatred that Fontova considers him the godfather of modern terrorism.
Exposing the Real Che Guevara is based on scores of interviews with survivors of Che’s atrocities as well as the American CIA agent who interrogated Che just hours before the Bolivian government executed him.
Real Che Guevara....and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him
FrontPageMagazine.com | May 31, 2007 | David Forsmark
Review by David Forsmark of the book, 'Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him', By Humberto Fontova
Che Guevara (Ernesto Guevara de la Serna) - The Real Story (01/01)
Time magazine recently made the ludicrous decision to exclude President George W. Bush from its list of the "world’s 100 most influential people. Adding to the insult was the inclusion of such figures as Sacha Baron Cohen and America Ferrara, whom even fans of their characters -- Borat and Ugly Betty, respectively -- probably would not recognize in their real life personas.
But that’s not the first time Time has included essentially fictional characters on a similar list. In its list of the 100 most important people of the 20th Century, under "Heroes and Icons", the magazine’s editors included the fictional creation known as Che Guevara.
Wait, you argue, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a real person. True enough, as the thousands of his murdered victims would attest. However, as journalist Humberto Fontova shows in Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him, Time magazine didn't come close to including the real Che Guevara on its list.
The Che portrayed by Ariel Dorfman on Time’s list was a concoction whom the magazine helped to invent in the 1950s and '60s. In fact, almost nothing in Dorfman’s 1999 wallowing in messianic hero worship in the century list article is true.
Basically, everything most people think they know about Che Guevara is wrong. Okay, maybe not everything, since Frontpage readers at least, who have seen Fontova’s work, are likely to include "bloodthirsty, Communist thug" in their description. But most of the details are wrong, as the story perpetuated by The New York Times, CBS News and Time are drawn from propaganda put out by the Castro organization, much of it made up from whole cloth — including everything Time said about him in its century-end profile.
In fact, Dorfman’s gushy ode to his vicious hero serves as a perfect outline for the myths of Che and the dose of reality Fontova deals to each of them.
Time: "(T)he story of the obscure Argentine doctor who abandoned his profession and his native land to pursue the emancipation of the poor…"
Fontova: There is no proof that Guevara ever actually earned a medical degree, much less had a profession to abandon. As we will see later, Guevara’s only effective military campaign was against poor campesinos in the Cuban countryside.
Time: "After a guerrilla campaign in which Guevara displayed such outrageous bravery and skill that he was named commandante, the insurgents entered Havana and launched what was to become the first and only victorious socialist revolution in the Americas."
Fontova: Che had a particular talent for being nowhere around when any skirmish broke out. In fact, many of the pitched battles trumpeted in The New York Times and other MSM outlets of the time never took place. In one battle that the NYT proclaimed deaths of over a thousand, Fontova writes convincingly that total casualties on both sides probably numbered around five. Talk about creative math.
Fontova shows that Che was responsible for more deaths of non-communist anti-Batista fighters than of soldiers fighting for the regime — most of whom were bribed to flee. After the revolution, Che oversaw not only the executions of tens of thousands of innocents, but he also was in charge of forcibly collectivizing thousands of small farms. In fact, Che Guevara conducted the longest counter-revolutionary campaign in the Americas, with a brutal 6-year war against Cuban peasant farmers.
Time: "Che the moral guru proclaiming that a New Man, no ego and all ferocious love for the other, had to be forcibly created out of the ruins of the old one."
Fontova: When mothers or wives came to plead for the life of their loved one, he would show his "ferocious love for the other" by picking up the phone and ordering that man or boy’s immediate execution in front of the sobbing woman.
As Fontova points out, the 14,000 executions by firing squad and other Cuban deaths attributed to the Castroites are dwarfed by the numbers killed by Stalin, Mao, Hitler and Pol Pot, but, as a percentage of the population, the Cuban communists are right up there with the other moral gurus who were also trying to create a "New Man."
Time: "Che the romantic mysteriously leaving the revolution to continue…, the struggle against oppression and tyranny."
Fontova: Che was run out of Cuba by Castro who tired of the competing cult of personality, and was a spectacular failure in Africa and South America where he rallied no one to his cause and was ignored-- or mocked—by guerillas on the ground there.
Time: "His execution in Vallegrande at the age of 39 only enhanced Guevara's mythical stature. That Christ-like figure laid out on a bed of death with his uncanny eyes almost about to open; those fearless last words ('Shoot, coward, you're only going to kill a man') somebody invented or reported;"
Fontova: "Invented," indeed. The only place Che’s defiant last words appear are in Cuban accounts. Every eyewitness tells a different tale — of a Che Guevara trying to ingratiate himself to every guard, officer or CIA agent at the scene, spinning the notion constantly that he would be "worth more alive."
But radical Duke professor Dorfman is not the only purveyor of the Che Guevara myth that Fontova deconstructs. Herbert Matthews of the New York Times was among the useful idiots who most helped Castro come to power.
As Fontova puts it, this was not a battle in the Cuban countryside or the streets of Havana but a PR war won on the pages of the mainstream press in Washington and New York.
Fontova also spends a fair amount of time discrediting New Yorker writer Jon Lee Anderson’s hagiography, Che: A Revolutionary Life, which was hailed for its "balance" in the mainstream media and widely considered the ultimate Che biography. Probably all you need to know about this 814 page book is that Anderson writes "I have yet to find a single credible source pointing to a case where Che executed an innocent." Fontova points out that Anderson spends 200 pages on Che’s largely fictional guerilla campaign to oust Batista, but deals with his 5-year slaughter of the farmers in one dismissive sentence.
Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him also takes on an ironic tone similar to Peter Schweizer’s Do As I Say, when dealing with fawning American Che worshipers who help keep his glowering face on tee shirts and coffee mugs everywhere.
Guitar hero Carlos Santana provides comic relief with spaced out statements that "Che was all about peace and love, man," or his loopy comment that Che was the first person to allow women in Cuba's casinos. Of course, Che mainly closed the casinos, persecuted anyone who listened to rock and roll — much less performed it —and his big contribution to feminism was granting women equal access to face firing squads.
There was never any excuse for the media to get it wrong. As Fontova points out in the book’s opening, Che came to the UN and shouted his love of executions from the podium in a speech as subtle as Hugo Chavez’s recent visit. That earned him a party at Bobo Rockefeller’s place in an early example of what Tom Wolfe would later call Radical Chic.
Today’s liberals outraged that there is a place in Cuba today where the US holds genocidal thugs, who are not read their Miranda rights. Meanwhile they continue to not only glorify a murderer from four decades ago, but the regime he co-founded where people are still tortured for decades for speaking their minds-- if not put up against a wall so covered in gore that its original color is no longer discernable.
Che a hero? No, he was a monster, a foul beast. To the ash heap of history he goes. Deservedly.
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The Real Che Guevarra
See a list (PDF) of the documented victims of Che Guevara in Cuba, from 1957 to 1959. Compiled by Cuba Archive as of September 30, 2009
An essay by Dr. Douglas Young, Professor of Political Science & History at Gainesville State College
February 10, 2009
Hollywood has dutifully churned out yet another cinematic agitprop paean to a leftist “martyr,” this time Ernesto Guevara. So let’s recall the real “Che” and try to discern why many supposedly democratic, civil libertarian liberals still swoon over this Stalinist mass-murderer.
The meticulous myth of Senor Guevara is of a handsome Argentine heroically helping Fidel Castro’s guerrillas liberate Cuba from Fulgencio Batista’s military dictatorship in 1959. Then he became a global revolutionary icon inspiring the downtrodden to rise up everywhere, even personally leading rebel warriors in the Congo before being executed doing the same in Bolivia in 1967. The (communist) party line says Che personifies the selfless humanitarian courageously fighting for “social justice.” He’s the Marxists’ martyred Christ figure replete with pictures of his half-naked corpse riddled with bullet holes. And the classic poster of an angry young Guevara has scarred countless college dorm rooms for over 40 years, putting a face on the eternally young rebel for angry adolescents everywhere.
The real Guevara was a reckless bourgeois adrenaline-junkie seeking a place in history as a liberator of the oppressed. But this fanatic’s vehicle of “liberation” was Stalinism, named for Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, murderer of well over 20 million of his own people. As one of Castro’s top lieutenants, Che helped steer Cuba’s revolutionary regime in a radically repressive direction. Soon after overthrowing Batista, Guevara choreographed the executions of hundreds of Batista officials without any fair trials. He thought nothing of summarily executing even fellow guerrillas suspected of disloyalty and shot one himself with no due process.
Che was a purist political fanatic who saw everything in stark black and white. Therefore he vociferously opposed freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, protest, or any other rights not completely consistent with his North Korean-style communism. How many rock music-loving teens sporting Guevara t-shirts today know their hero supported Cuba’s 1960s’ repression of the genre? How many homosexual fans know he had gays jailed?
Did the Obama volunteers in that Texas campaign headquarters with Che’s poster on the wall know that Guevara fervently opposed any free elections? How “progressive” is that?
How socially just was it that Che was enraged when the Russians blinked during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and withdrew their nuclear missiles from the island, thus averting a nuclear war? Guevara was such a zealous ideologue that he relished the specter of millions of Cuban lives sacrificed on the altar of communism, declaring Cuba “a people ready to sacrifice itself to nuclear arms, that its ashes might serve as a basis for new societies.” Some humanitarian.
Che was a narcissist who boasted that “I have no house, wife, children, parents, or brothers; my friends are friends as long as they think like me, politically.” This is a role model for today’s “post-political” voters claiming we should get beyond partisanship?
Adding to the ridiculousness of the Che cult is that he was virtually a complete failure. As a medical doctor, he never even had a practice. When put in charge of the Cuban economy at the start of Castro’s government, his uncompromising communist diktats ran it completely into the ground, from which it never recovered. Humiliated, and also angry that Castro wasn’t fomenting enough revolution abroad, he then tried to lead such quixotic adventures in Argentina, the Congo, and Bolivia, failing miserably everywhere while sacrificing the lives of scores of naïve, idealistic young followers as deluded pawns in the service of his personality cult.
Another reason he fled Cuba in the mid-1960s was the complete mess he made of his private life. Though he preached sexual purity to his colleagues, he was a shameless adulterer who abandoned two wives and many children, some legitimate, others not. As a grandson put it, “he was never home.” The public Che who supposedly had such great love for humanity privately couldn’t stand most folks.
Guevara’s promiscuous communist adventurism was the pattern of a terminal adolescent running away from his problems to get caught up in some heroic crusade against his eternal bete noir, “Yankee imperialism.”
So why do so many well-heeled American libs still admire this thug? Are the young simply ignorant of his execrable record and drawn to the image of the dashing young rebel? Do older progressives feel guilt for their free market prosperity, and showing solidarity with Che absolves them? Do hippies-turned-yuppies get nostalgic for their youthful protests and rationalize that the symbolism of Che as a “social reformer” eclipses his actual horrific human rights record? And are some American Guevaraistas truly dangerous leftists who seek to emulate their icon and destroy our free, democratic, capitalist society? Ask that guy wearing the Che t-shirt.
Che Guevara was an international terrorist and mass murderer.
During his vicious campaigns to impose communism on countries throughout Latin America, che Guevara trained and motivated the Castro regime's firing squads that executed thousands of men, women and children.
This poster reveals the truth of this criminal's cruel, murderous hypocrisy and acknowledges his countless victims, known and unknown.
All individuals used in this photo montage were murdered by che and the Castro regime.
Here we go again.... another bust of che Guevara gets decapitated in Venezuela
Jan. 27 - Once again, a monument to Argentinean terrorist che Guevara in Venezuela has lost its head.
This time was in the city of Mérida, where thousands of students went to the streets on Monday and Tuesday to protest the closing of a television station by the Chávez regime.
At least two other monuments to the Argentine mass murderer had been previously destroyed in Venezuela, by those who do not want Venezuela to become another Cuba.
"No to the closing of RCTV and No more blackouts," was written on the front of the monument.
The bust was put in place two years ago across from the Universidad de los Andes (ULA).
On Tuesday students took hammers and left che headless.
From Che Guevara's grandson, Canek Sanchez Guevara:"The Cuban Revolution died some years ago: it had to be killed off by those who act in its name to make sure it didn't turn against them; it was institutionalized and smothered by its own bureaucracy, by corruption, nepotism and the rigidity of the much-celebrated Cuban 'revolutionary' state. All of my criticism of Fidel Castro comes from his walking away from the ideals of liberty, from his betrayal of his own people and his frightening zeal to place the interests of the state above those of his people. Let's be honest, a young rebel like Fidel Castro in today's Cuba wouldn't be sent into exile. He would be shot." Published in the Mexican newspaper Proceso in October of 2004.
"To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary...These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the The Wall! (El Paredón)" --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
Monument to che Guevara in Venezuela was destroyed only nine days after being inaugurated
On October 8, Venezuelan vice president Jorge Rodríguez. the Cuban ambassador to Venezuela and other officials of the Cuban and Venezuelan governments, traveled to Pico El Aguila, one of Venezuela's highest mountains, to unveil a monument to Argentine mass murderer che Guevara.
The act was carried live by government television in Venezuela and Cuba and reported in all the official press.
But the monument lasted only nine days. Late last night a group who calls itself "Comando Patriótico del Páramo" hit the monument with machine gun fire.
The monument, that was made of heavy armored glass, was completely destroyed.
Just two days ago while he was visiting Cuba, Hugo Chávez made reference to the monument during a speech that he made at Havana's Palace of Conventions, after signing several economic agreements with acting "president" Raul Castro.
According to Chávez, the monument to Che Guevara was proof of the love that the Venezuelan people had for the assassin of hundreds of innocent Cubans.
The Venezuelan government has launched an investigation into the shooting but has not said whether it would be replaced.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara dreamed of creating the "New Man" at any cost. During the Cuban missile crisis, he was in favor of a nuclear war because he believed that a better world could be built from the ashes, regardless of the cost in millions of lives. By adhering to his anti-American feelings and pro-Soviet stance, he achieved a role in history that stands for one failure after another, both in Cuba, as well as in all the other countries where he went to promote and disseminate Castro’s Revolution.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara had all the characteristics of a ruthless dictator and opponent of freedom. He believed that the end justifies the means, and he fanatically adhered to this gospel. This "idealized icon" is the one who, as a modern day Grand Inquisitor, eliminated many of his foes with a single pistol shot to the back of their heads. And he is also the same one who authored these enhancing words printed in the identity booklets of young Cuban soldiers sent to fight in Angola: "Blind hate against the enemy creates a forceful impulse that cracks the boundaries of natural human limitations, transforming the soldier in an effective, selective and cold killing machine. A people without hate cannot triumph against the adversary."
Hear the testimony of those who knew Ernesto Guevara, alias Che, and of those who suffered from his many crimes. Of his racist comments against Cubans and Mexicans. The real story of this criminal told by those who knew him, not the false story told by Hollywood's pro-Castro crowd.
THE REAL CHE GUEVARA
"Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!"
"Hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine. This is what our soldiers must become … " Che Guevara
Bust of the Argentinean mercenary beheaded by unhappy Venezuelans
Some Venezuelans, unhappy with the betrayal of their president Hugo Chavez, who has become a puppet of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, beheaded a bust of Argentinean mercenary che Guevara in Caracas.
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THE USEFUL IDIOTS
Carlos Santana (2005 Oscars) played themesong for Motorcycle Diaries. Wearing Che Guevarra t-shirt in support of a regime that made it a criminal offence to listen to Carlos Santana music. (Source)
Through the years, many famous people, including politicians, sport figures, millionaires and Hollywood luminaries have been going to Cuba and allow themselves to be used by Castro's propaganda machine. Many have done it out of sheer ignorance; some have done it because they are dumb; and some others because they are benefiting economically from their association with this brutal dictator.
It is a great propaganda tool for the Castro regime. Cubans who are enslaved by this brutal dictator are told that they can't expect much international help when all these famous people are going there to make jokes, play games or show their support for the dictator.
Some day, these people will have to hang their head in shame for having used their names and fame to support Castro's genocide against the Cuban people.
Here is what some of the useful idiots have said:
Supermodel Naomi Campbell Fidel Castro was "a source of inspiration to the world. I'm so nervous and flustered because I can't believe I have met him. He said that seeing us in person was very spiritual," said Campbell after meeting with Castro, according to the Toronto Star.
Comedian Chevy Chase, at Earth Day 2000 in Washington D.C., said he believes "socialism works" and explained that "Cuba might prove that."
Kevin Costner after going to Cuba in 2001 to preview his film "13 Days": "It was an experience of a lifetime to sit only a few feet away from him and watch him relive an experience he lived as a very young man."
"He is a genius. We spoke about everything," actor Jack Nichols after meeting with Castro in 1998. Saul Landau, an Emmy award-winning filmmaker: Castro "has brought a greater equality in terms of wealth distribution than I guess any country in the world today."
Film director Steven Spielberg visited Cuba and met with Castro in November of 2002 and dined with the dictator until the early morning hours. Afterward, Spielberg announced that his dinner with Castro "was the eight most important hours of my life." Not the day of his wedding. Not the day that his kids were born. The most important hours of his life was the time that he spent with this criminal.
Ralph Nader: "Nader also spoke in favor of abandoning a 40-year-old US trade embargo against Cuba, saying the United States should treat Cuba as it treats China. He said the two nations should also launch a dialogue on the meaning of democracy."
Ed Asner on MSNBC being interviewed by Pat Buchanan:
Buchanan: “Mr. Asner, thanks for coming on and Ed, let me ask you about Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte who have co-signed this statement basically supporting Fidel Castro after he put 75 dissidents in prison for up to 28 years and executed the three who tried to sort of hijack a ferry boat and come to Cuba [meant U.S.]. What is it about these, Harry Belafonte, frankly, and Danny Glover that they can attack the American government and defend a guy who would basically put him in prison for doing what they do here in the United States?”
Asner: “Well, they may well be put in prison here for those, for the support they’re giving to Castro, the way things are going in this country. I am opposed to capital punishment by any country, by any persons. I disapprove of Mr. Castro’s executing. I understand that the trial was very fair, that the death penalty is exercised in Cuba and therefore, by Cuban standards, the trial was fair and judicious even though I abhor the death penalty.”
Buchanan: “I want you to name individuals in this country who have made political statements criticizing President Bush who have been put into a penitentiary for five, ten, or twenty-five years like these dissidents who criticized Castro were put into prison. And is this not a real slander on your own country to suggest that it behaves in the same manner as Fidel Castro?”
Asner: “Uh, my country is much more fortunate so it can’t, it doesn’t have to afford the excesses that Fidel Castro has to resort to by constantly being embargoed by the United States.”
Buchanan: “Why does he have to do this? Why does he have to do it?”
Asner: “Why does he have to do it? Because he feels the imminent threat of the Bush administration. I don’t regard the Bush administration as being representative of my country.”
Asner blamed the U.S. for driving Castro to communism: “What is the, because when Castro first took over, we all celebrated enormously. Cuba, which was never supposed to be under the hegemony of the United States had finally found its freedom. Within a year, because of pressure by the United States, Fidel demonstrated his independence of the United States. The United States could not tolerate a little country, a little Hispanic country 90 miles off the United States declaring its independence of the United States so immediately embargoes, everything began to take place, forcing him into the sphere of Soviet influence.”
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CASTRO THE MULTIMILLIONAIRE
Forbes magazine estimated Castro's fortune in at least 900 million dollars. Many of those who are familiar with the dictator's business believe that Forbes is being too conservative.
The Cuban dictator runs Cuba as if it was his own farm and the 11 million poor Cubans as his slaves. Castro's businesses include the Convention Palace (Palacio de Convenciones); CIMEX; MEDICUBA; resort hotels and much more.
PALACIO DE CONVENCIONES (CONVENTION PALACE)
The Palacio de Convenciones is one of the businesses mentioned by Forbes magazine as being one of those that have helped the Cuban dictator become one of the world's richest persons, while the Cuban people are forced to live worse than animals.
Here is how the Castro regime describes the Palacio de Convenciones:"The Havana International Conference Center Complex is Cuba's leading company in the industry. The Center is an institution that specializes in organizing, promoting and hosting a wide variety of special events. Its sprawling 60,000 sq.m. premises are located in a residential district of Cuba's capital city, only five minute away from downtown Havana. Pabexpo, its fairgrounds, contains five air-conditioned, interconnected exhibition halls. The Complex offers accommodations at the Palco Hotel, a modern three-star facility. The Conference Center Complex provides catering services at the Bucán, El Rancho and El Palenque restaurants. In 1998, Club Habana, a top-notch social and sports center, was added to the complex facilities."
When Forbes published that Castro's fortune was estimated at 900 million dollars, it mentioned a list of companies that are under his control and from where he is able to skim profits that go directly to his many bank accounts all over the world.
Among the companies mentioned is the retail conglomerate known as CIMEX. In an article dated December of 2001, Granma, the official newspaper of Cuba, reported that CIMEX had sales of 950 million dollars. According to Granma, CIMEX owned "dozens of many large and small stores, 119 gasoline stations, 117 cafeterias, 47 photo services (digital and color), the tour operator HAVANATUR, finance and banking facilities, and real estate and duty-free zones businesses."
Recent defectors have said that since that article was published, CIMEX has grown quite a bit more. Here are some of the products and services that are displayed in CIMEX's web page. You won't see any embargo here because these products and services are only available to foreigners living in Cuba, tourists or for export.
For comparison purposes, we have added a couple of photos showing the differences between the products and services offered by CIMEX and those available to regular Cubans.
Cubans will continue suffering Castro's internal embargo because they do not have the hard currency that the dictator requires to buy in his shops. And they will never have access to hard currency because Castro is the only employer in the island and he pays his slaves in worthless pesos.
Click here to read a report form the US Department of the Treasury listing some of the known subsidiaries of CIMEX that are operating abroad and also other corporations that are controlled by Cuba's multimillionaire dictator.
Millionaire Castro even has his own bank!
The Cuban dictator spent more than six hours on TV accusing Forbes magazine of libel for saying that he is one of the world's richest dictators with a fortune in excess of 900 million dollars.
Castro has been accused of murdering thousands of innocent Cubans; of betraying the ideals of the Cuban Revolution; of murdering many of those who helped him reach power; of keeping 11 million Cubans enslaved and many other crimes, but it seems that none of those accusations bother the Cuban dictator as much as Forbes saying that he is almost a billionaire, even though his salary is supposed to be around 700 Cuban pesos per month.
Manuel de Beunza, a defector who used to to handle the finances for the Ministry of the Interior when he was a top officer in Cuba's intelligence services, told El Nuevo Herald on Sunday that Castro has a bank in the UK that is completely controlled by him.
The bank is Havin Bank LTD and used to be known as Havana International Bank LTD. De Baunza, who thinks that Castro's fortune exceeds the $900 million reported by Forbes, told El Nuevo Herald that Cuba created 270 corporations around the world that report directly to Castro.
De Baunza, who was one of the sources used by Forbes, also said that in one occasion he personally gave two million dollars to Castro, through José 'Chomy' Millar Barruecos, a trusted aide to the Cuban dictator.
We did a search and found more information about Castro's bank in the UK:
HAVIN BANK LTD, 30 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP, United Kingdom
Another of the analysts consulted by Forbes was Maria Werlau, who also believes that Castro's fortune may be even larger than the 900 million estimated by Forbes. "Forbes' estimate seems to be much lower than the vast economic resources that Castro personally controls," she told El Nuevo Herald. "The cash that he may have in the network of bank accounts that he controls is practically impossible to estimate, because of how difficult it is to know what goes in and goes out of those accounts." Maria wrote an extensive report for The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) titled: "Fidel Castro Inc.: A Global Conglomerate" Click here to read it.
Mansions where Millionaire Dictator's Business Associates Stay
You have seen the dilapidated houses where regular Cubans live, now take a look at the mansions where foreign millionaires that go to Cuba to enter into joint-ventures with the multimillionaire dictator stay.
These mansions were stolen by Castro and are now rented to those crooks who go to Cuba to deal in stolen properties, to exploit Cuban workers and to bring more millions to the dictator's bank accounts.
And Castro's business associates and rich friends cannot claim that they were not aware that these were stolen properties, because the Cuban website advertising these homes clearly specifies that they used to belong to Cuban executives who had their businesses stolen by the crook-in-chief:"This Florentine style mansion located in the exclusive residential area of Miramar, Havana was previously owned by a tobacco baron. It is now used for protocol visits and can be booked through us on an exclusive basis for your visit to Cuba."
These fabulous mansions that are now being leased to the dictator's rich friends and business associates, after he stole them from its legitimate owners, and compare them with the houses where regular Cubans are forced to live by this crook who has turned Cuba into his own farm and a playground for his rich business friends who like to do business with him because they can exploit 11 million Cubans who cannot strike, ask for vacations, benefits, raises or anything else.
If these piranhas treated workers in their own countries like they treat Cubans, they would end up in jail. But in Cuba they can do as they please because their business partner is the owner of the plantation and the 11 million Cubans are his slaves.
Canadian, European, Asian and Latin American millionaires who think that Cubans are inferior and can be exploited because they are controlled by a ruthless dictator. Isn't this the worst type of racism?
Tarará, another resort exclusively for foreigners
Before Castro came to power in 1959, Tarará was another beautiful beach town where many Cubans lived. But now, Tarará is only available to foreigners who can pay the multimillionaire dictator in hard currency.
While Cubans are forced to live in dilapidated houses, with blackouts that sometimes last 18 to 20 hours, without hot water and sometimes without running water, the foreigners who can pay Castro in Euros or dollars can enjoy the good life that Cubans can only dream about.
Here is how the Castro regime advertises Tarara for its foreign guests:"Villa Armonia is located in Playas del Este (East beaches) about 15 minute drives from Old Havana. The Villa, also known as Tarara, has comfortable 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, each with its own bathroom, satellite TV, hot and cold water and fully equipped kitchen and cleaning services, all included in the price.
Villa Armonia offers also cafeteria, bar, restaurants, grocery store, medical facilities, and gym among many other services. There is a nice marina located inside the Villa so it is easy to practice water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, yacht sailing, fishing, etc."
There is no embargo in Tarara, because only Cubans suffer the internal embargo put in place by this madman to control the population.
And the price? From US$105 daily for a 2-bedroom village to US$145 for a 4-bedroom one. From five to seven times the average monthly salary that Castro pays his slaves! No wonder there are so many foreigners in love with the Hitler of the Caribbean! Castro has created a paradise for them while at the same time creating a living Hell for the Cuban people.
This is why you should not do business with thieves
In the 1990s, Castro was desperately looking for foreign investors willing to enter into joint ventures with him, in order to bail out his sinking economy.
Many European investors, most of them from Spain, were more than willing to accept the invitation.
But that was before Hugo Chávez became president of Venezuela and provided Castro with billions of dollars in free oil and many billions more in credits and other investments by PDVSA, the Venezuelan oil holding that Cháves uses as if it was his own personal business.
Now, as reported in El Nuevo Herald, Castro wants to kick out the Spaniards and the other Europeans who were stupid enough to do business with him, but not before he steals their patents and their investments in Cuba, like he did 51 years ago when he stole all private businesses in the island.
Once again, Castro used and then betrayed those who tried to help him.
At least two powerful Spanish firms have sued the Cuban regime for violating the " Accord for Reciprocal Protection of Investments" (APRI). The two companies, Acciones Infraestructura and Zell Chemie SL want Castro to pay what he owes them, before they agree to cancel their joint ventures.
Zell Chemie, a company that manufactures insecticides and materials that have to do with cleaning the environment, has been the main supplier of products to the Ministry of Public Health. Zell Chemie has also provided the financing for these transactions. For the last eight years, almost all the insecticides sold in Cuba have been manufactured by this company. A source inside Castro's Ministry for Foreign Investments and Economic Collaboration told El Nuevo that Zell Chemie is accusing Castro of stealing its technology and the intellectual property that the firm had provided to the joint venture company, Zell Zanid S.A., in
violation of the agreement that they made at the beginning of their partnership.
"We have presented our demands to APRI and are awaiting a response from the Cuban government that would be satisfactory to both sides," an executive from Zell Chemi in Valencia Spain told El Nuevo Herald.
The executive didn't want to get into the details of the argument.
The executive didn't want to get into the details of the argument.
Zell Chemie and a company owned by the Castro regime, Inversiones Gamma, signed a 50 - 50 joint venture agreement in 1999 that was supposed to last for 10 years.
According to documents obtained by El Nuevo, the Spanish firm is owed $1.5 million and is asking for $3 million as indemnification for terminating the agreement.
If an agreement is not reached, Zell Chemie plans to take its demand to the International Arbitrage Court in Paris, in which case the amount that is asking could go as high as $5 million.
In the other case involving Acciones Infraestructura, the company also went to APRI and the Cuban regime agreed in June to pay the company $3 million for breaking their agreement. The Spanish company is now trying to collect, but so far no payment has been made.
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El Che: Anatomie de un Mito (Anatomy of the Myth)
El Che: Anatomia de un Mito (Anatomy of the Myth)(01:10:07)
The story of Ernesto "Che" Guevara de La Serna as told by people close to him from the time of his first meetings met Cuban revolutionaries until his death in 1967.
Through testimony of those that knew him and fought with him the mythical "Che" is demystified. The video shows the other and darker side of the man behind the myth.
From the Cuba revolution via the failed international campaigns over cultural icon to mass marketing image. That is the "road" the image of Che followed. This video wants to show the man behind this varied myth. As so often reality is a lot uglier than the myth.
What will be the long term legacy of Che? Will he survive the inevitable exposure by history of what remains hidden today? Today the myth still inspires people. They desperately want to deny the reality behind that myth. But mythical men fall from their pedestal. Even his own grandson has referred to Fidel Castro as a "dictator" and Cuba as a "state capitalist" country.
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The live television execution of Col. Cornelio Rojas, Chief of Cuban National Police, on the orders of Che Guevarra, to terrorise the Cuban population
A letter from Barbara Rangel, granddaughter of Col. Rojas:
The execution of Col. Cornelio Rojas (00:12)
My name is Barbara Rangel, granddaughter of Colonel Cornelio Rojas, Chief of Police in Santa Clara in the 1950's. He was a national policeman before Batista came to power.
He earned his military status of Colonel and was involved in revolutionary activities in the 1930's.
He was a man who always fought for the freedom of Cuba, in the 1930's he was fighting against dictator Gerardo Machado at Gibara.
His father and grandfather: Colonel Cornelio Rojas Escobar and Brig. General Cornelio Rojas Hurtado, had fought prominently in Cuba's War of Independence from Spain.
I would like to clarify and educate, if I may, those who are ignorant of the truth.
My grandfather was arrested and murdered by the godfather of modern terrorism, Che Guevara, and another murderer, Fidel Castro, for the only purpose of creating terror among the population.
They wanted to eliminate my grandfather because he was a man of great courage, a descendant of Generals who had fought for Cuba's independence.
My granddad was a beloved pillar in his community, well known for his public service and philanthropy.
He was executed on national television without the opportunity of a trial, therefore violating his human rights (Article #10 & #11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights).
Che Guevara had sent a message to my family informing them that no harm would come to my granddad, but it was a lie, as he had already murdered him by the time my family received it.
After his execution, he was buried in a mass grave, Che Guevara didn’t even give us the solace of a funeral or allowed his family to put a cross or flowers atop my murdered granddad’s grave.
My family suffered tremendously, it was very traumatic; especially for my mom, Blanca Rojas, who was pregnant when my grandfather was murdered.
Imagine seeing your dad being murdered on national television! She immediately went into labor.
By then, Che's goons had surrounded our family house, and didn't allow my mother to go to a hospital. A midwife had to be called to assist her with the labor. My brother, Silvio Gonzalez, was born on the same bed that belonged to my granddad.
What is a person supposed to do? Rejoice for the birth of her son, or weep for the murder of her father?
How can anyone ever forget or forgive such horrific acts by these mass murderers, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro?
Yet, some ignorant celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Carlos Santana, Gisele Budchen, Johnny Depp, Mike Tyson have tattoos of the mass murderer Che Guevara.
I find this absolutely unbelievable, and it shows the ignorance of those who idolize che Guevara.
My grandfather never killed anyone, and he died like brave men are supposed to die.
His last words were: "There's the revolution, take care of it" and then he ordered the soldiers who were going to murder him: "Get ready, aim, fire."
Only a brave man with military blood and courage would die like this! I am so proud of him, and my ancestors.
What a difference with che Guevara who begged for his life when he was captured in Bolivia, a country he invaded trying to export communism.
He died like the coward that he was. His last words were "Don't shoot me, I am worth more alive then dead."
Those were certainly the words of a coward!
For those ignorant persons out there who still idolize this murderer coward: Che Guevara murdered hundreds of persons, including 3 or 4 teenagers and a pregnant woman. Their names are publicly documented.
The good thing is that there is a higher court that one day will do justice!
Thank you for the opportunity to write. Truly yours, Barbara Rangel
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