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Castro propaganda film chief dies in Cuba at age 87

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<p>In this photo taken Nov. 13, 2012, Alfredo Guevara, president of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, speaks during a press conference in Havana, Cuba. The filmmaker, who was recognized as one of Cuba's main cultural leaders, died Friday morning, April 19, 2013. He was 87. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)</p>
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Alfredo Guevara, a Marxist who ran Cuba's infamous ICAIC (Cuban Institute for the Arts and Industry of Cinematography), the propaganda film ministry of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, died in Cuba at the age of 87. Guevara had been hospitalized in one of the Cuban regime's elite hospitals reserved for government officials and tourists but inaccessible and prohibited to regular Cubans.

The Miami Herald has a report on Guevara's death HERE.

And Zoé Valdés comments on the passing of this despicable propagandist (in Spanish) HERE.

Here is are some excerpts from Zoé's remarks (my translation):

[...] Alfredo Guevara died -- as it would be expected in his case -- in a luxurious Cuban hospital, the type of which only exist for old leaders such as him. By what I am reading, he died alone, or better said, in the company of two strangers; his secretary and a crazy old man from Miami who is a fanatic and a son of a bitch...

[...] He used to love to humiliate women. He despised them. Or to the contrary, he would use them, which is typical of some hypocritical Cubans.

[...] The last word I heard come out of his mouth directed at me was "sewer." I threw the insult right back at him. He's calling me a sewer! The same man who was nothing more than a pile of manure perfumed with Roger Gallet!

4 comments to Castro propaganda film chief dies in Cuba at age 87

  • Gallardo

    Comunista maricon de mierda...

    Roger & Gallet is good but not that strong. The communist propagandist and Castro c%ck sucker also liked to wear Polo shirts, how sincere, humble, and communist of him. The man was nothing but the type of twisted, vile, and stinking human scum that has always been vital to Castro and all fraudulent totalitarian regimes.

  • asombra

    A nasty old queen. Guevara was vile and servile, an abject minion of evil, a slithering snake in the grass. His chief talents were cunning and the ability to deceive. All his life he craved acceptance by “macho” heterosexual men (especially the “Maximum Macho”), and he gave himself completely to the “revolution” even before 1959. The macho types, of course, held him in utter contempt for being a “maricón,” and only tolerated him because he proved useful and absolutely reliable. He knew it, just as he knew about the UMAP concentration camps for “deviants” like himself and about the routine abuse and persecution of gays who didn’t kiss Castro’s ass or simply didn’t have much to offer Castro, Inc. Among the persecuted were major Cuban cultural figures infinitely more talented than he, who was a mere hack and poseur, even if he posed well enough. These included Lezama Lima and Virgilio Piñera (the latter was the only person who, in a sense, stood up to Fidel when he pronounced his infamous dictum to Cuba’s intellectuals and artists in 1961: “With the revolution, everything; against the revolution, nothing;” nobody else present, straight or gay, dared to speak up). Guevara, in the final analysis, was comparable to the Jews described by Hannah Arendt who served the Nazis against other Jews--a despicable specimen indeed. Cuba’s highly polluted air is slightly cleaner now that he no longer breathes it.

  • asombra

    His specialty, apparently, was to play the freethinking and benevolent "artistic" type, especially to young and impressionable Cuban artistic types, many of whom fell for the ploy and thus made themselves easier to manipulate by him. He was also very effective as a PR man with foreign cultural figures, many of whom were already predisposed to be sympathetic to the "revolution" anyway. However, he was simply a hardcore apparatchik whose loyalty to the regime was never in question, for the simple reason that he knew his position absolutely depended on that, and he never forgot how vulnerable his homosexuality made him (everyone knew he was queer, but he was always discreet regarding his personal life).

  • asombra

    This miserable lackey was one of the signers of the infamous public letter supporting the summary execution of three young black men for the "crime" of trying to escape from Massah's island plantation in 2003. Another signer was that delicate and ever-so-sensitive flower, Alicia Alonso, who should be joining him soon.