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Che Wants to See You: The Untold Story of Che Hardcover – 18 Jun 2013
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The last vital element that completes the jigsaw of Che Guevara's extraordinary life. This long-awaited book is both an important contribution to history and a gripping read. --Richard Gott, author of A New History of Cuba
About the Author
CIRO BUSTOS was born in Mendoza in 1932. After his release from prison in Bolivia he first moved to Chile, only to flee to Argentina following the 1973 coup. He fled Argentina three years later after another coup, and now lives in Malmo, Sweden. El Che Quiere Verte was published in Argentina in 2007.
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Bustos was recruited into the Cuban spy network in the early 60s by Che and writes in his memoirs ‘Che wants to see you: The untold story of Che in Bolivia’ [p.168-9], the most significant words ever written about Guevara.
Significant because we need to remember that Bustos remains faithful to the Left-Wing revolutionary cause to this day and is not an enthusiastic critic of Guevara – as we find with other authors and particularly Cuban exile Humberto Fantova.
Following the summary execution by one of Che’s henchmen of yet another teenage recruit to Guevara’s Argentine ‘Foco’, Bustos comes to the conclusion that:
“The Fascist mentality had triumphed and struck another fatal blow to our liberating utopia… We were impregnated with the fascist mentality…we thought we were imbued with revolutionary truth, but we were just naïve, enamoured of the idea of imposing justice through violence…”
In a sea of literary misinformation and half-truths written about Guevara these are possibly the truest, most poignant, words ever written about the man who’s face appears on so many T Shirts and posters.
Che was undoubtedly in love with violence and killing. His behaviour a '...synthesis of pathological sadism and fundamentalist fanaticism…' to use Bustos' own words. He was both the voice and personification of the Fascist mentality that infected the Cuban revolution and for some inexplicable reason a mentality that persists to this day in Cuba.
Finally, one cannot help feel a degree of sympathy for Bustos as he remains alone in exile in Sweden. His writing appears sincere and honest and a reliable source of information about the misadventures of Che Guevara in his attempts to export his idea of a socialist revolution to other parts of Latin America.
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