A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, October 19, 2007

Shattered Glass

October 8, 2007- Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Rodriguez and Cuba's ambassador to Venezuela unviel a glass monument to revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara near the top of El Aguila Peak, a popular tourist spot, and one of the highest points in Venezuela at 13,143 feet above sea level.

October 19, 2007- The glass lies shattered by gunfire. Police say they have yet to identify those responsible. The El Nacional newspaper published a copy of what it said was a flier discovered beside the destroyed monument, and signed by the previously unknown “Paramo Patriotic Front.”

“We don't want any monument to Che, he isn't an example for our children,” the flyer read. It called Guevara a “cold-blooded killer” and said the government should raise a monument in Chavez's hometown of Sabaneta, in the nearby lowland plains, if it wants to commemorate the Argentine revolutionary.

Meanwhile, wannabe Che disciples in the United States continue to display his mug on T-shirts.......



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