Bolivian general who captured Ernesto Che Guevara dies
Prado Salmon was in charge of a patrol in southwestern Bolivia on October 8, 1967, that captured the Argentine revolutionary.
Bolivian General Gary Prado Salmon, who captured communist revolutionary icon Ernesto Che Guevara in 1967, died on Saturday aged 84, his son confirmed on social media.
Prado Salmon was in charge of a patrol in southwestern Bolivia on October 8, 1967, that captured the Argentine revolutionary, who was injured during the military offensive.
A day later, the Bolivian military executed Guevara, who had made his name alongside Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution.
Since mid-April, Prado Salmon had been suffering from health complications and was receiving hospital treatment.
Bolivia's congress declared him a "national hero" for his role in Guevara's capture.
Prado Salmon was left paralyzed after being accidentally shot in the spine in 1981. He retired from the military in 1988.
Who is Che Guevara?
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, better known as Che Guevara, was born in Rosario Argentina on June 14, 1928.
The iconic leader was a theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, a prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution, and a guerrilla leader in South America.
Che roamed the world and helped multiple revolutions across Africa and the Arab world with his guerilla tactics and views.
He also became known for being a staunch fighter against neocolonialism and imperialism.
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