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On The Trail Of Che: Miami Man Revives Debate Over Remains
Miami Herald- Luisa Yanez
March 23rd, 2007 – On an October night outside the Bolivian city of Vallegrande, Gustavo Villoldo says he secretly buried the body of iconic revolutionary leader Ernesto ”Che” Guevara along with two fellow rebels. The year was 1967.
That night, he says he snipped a lock of Che’s hair and scribbled down the exact geographical coordinates before dropping the bodies into a common grave.
Now, Villoldo — a Miami Cuban exile hired 40 years ago through the CIA to hunt down Che — has come forward for the first time with his evidence to claim that Che’s remains may still be in Bolivian soil and not in a Cuban mausoleum, his official grave site — as Fidel Castro claims.
”In the hair, I’m sure there is a sample of Che’s DNA, and I’m willing to have it tested and compared against the remains in his tomb in Cuba,” he said.
To prove it, Villoldo would need the cooperation of Che’s relatives to compare DNA and that of the Cuban and Bolivian governments to examine Che’s supposed remains.
That’s unlikely, but Villoldo’s claim is sure to add more intrigue to the long-running international debate over one of the Cuban Revolution’s most recognizable faces. It’s a debate that began in 1995 when the Cuban government, amid much fanfare, announced it had located Che’s bones and returned them to Cuba in 1997…
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