Bolivia: General Who Captured Guevara Buried Without Honors

Source: US News & World Report

“The Bolivian general who captured Argentine-Cuban guerrilla leader Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara has been buried, and the ceremony was shunned by Bolivia’s leftist national government in a gesture that has angered his relatives. Retired Gen. Gary Prado Salmon, a hero to some compatriots and a pariah to others, died Saturday at 84 from renal complications. He had been declared a ‘national hero’ in 1967, but also was accused in 2009 of involvement in a coup attempt against then-President Evo Morales. The Bolivian Army did not bury Pardo with any honors for Sunday’s ceremony, though he did receive tributes from city and regional officials.” (05/10/23)