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realclearworld

Here’s Che Guevara, alongside Jose Miro-Cardona watching a bullfight in Franco’s Spain (not photoshopped)

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"Imagine if you will... a place where the world's most famous communist (Che Guevara) is an official guest of the world's most famous anti-Communist (Francisco Franco) as he watches a bullfight while accompanied by a man (Jose Miro-Cardona) who shortly thereafter headed the provisional government created to violently overthrow the regime co-founded by the famous communist...and probably hang him to boot..."

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Jose Miro Cardona served as Castro's "Prime Minister" all the way from 1/7/1959 to 2/13/1959 when he recognized the farce. Later in 1960 Castro appointed him Cuban Ambassador to Spain. A few months later Miro sought asylum in Cuba's Argentine embassy, made his way to the U.S. and became head of the "Cuban Revolutionary Council," the civilian part of what came to be known as the Bay of Pigs invasion.

These pictures were supposedly taken June of 1959 in Madrid and only mention Che Guevara. So we could be wrong. But the gentleman next to Che sure looks like Miro..I'd put money on it.

che iro3chemiro4

3 comments to Here’s Che Guevara, alongside Jose Miro-Cardona watching a bullfight in Franco’s Spain (not photoshopped)

  • jorgec

    if it looks like a rat and smells like a rat, it must be a rat!

  • asombra

    It's virtually certain that it's Miró Cardona, but he was still affiliated with the Castro regime at the time and continued to be for a while, so it's not especially surprising. What's surreal is the clowns wearing military costumes to a bullfight in Spain, like Gene Simmons wearing his KISS get-up to a tennis match. I don't know whether it's more hilarious or pathetic, but it sure as hell is cheesy, vulgar posturing.

  • Some friends, very informed on these matters, point out that the gentleman on Miro's left looks like Rolando Cubela, later a Castro/CIA double agent. Oh what a tangled web we Cubans weave!