By Ciro Bustos
Riveting memoir of revolution in South the USA via Che Guevara’s Argentine lieutenant
Ciro Bustos used to be Che Guevara’s Argentinian lieutenant, struggling with beside El Comandante in Bolivia. right here, for the 1st time, Bustos tells his story.
As a tender guy, with plans for a occupation as an artist, he was once encouraged by way of the Cuban instance, and particularly by means of the bravery and progressive zeal of his compatriot Che Guevara. Bustos went to Havana, used to be recruited to the reason, and back to Argentina made up our minds to foment revolution, an ambition that ended in the disastrous Salta excursion of 1964, during which many of the guerrillas have been killed or captured. Bustos’s account of the debacle ultimately units the list immediately; he was once fortunate to get out alive.
It used to be now not until eventually 1966 that Bustos used to be contacted by way of the Cubans once more and instructed, ‘Che desires to see you.’ vacationing less than fake papers, Bustos crossed the border into Bolivia, the place Che was once in hiding along with his guerrilla forces. Che made Bustos his confidante, revealing to him his plans for a continental revolution. the 2 males shared the hardships of existence within the jungle, because the Bolivian forces and the CIA closed in on their camp.
When struggling with started, Bustos tried to flee with Régis Debray simply to be captured by way of neighborhood forces and interrogated via the CIA. during this interesting memoir, Ciro Bustos unearths what particularly occurred in Bolivia in 1967 and who was once accountable for Che’s execution.
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Che Wants to See You: The Untold Story of Che Guevara by Ciro Bustos