Leftists in El Salvador go berserk when a bust of Che Guevara is removed

Leftists and supporters of Cuba’s communist Castro dictatorship in El Salvador went insane when a bust honoring the mass-murdering Marxist Che Guevara was taken down in that country. Breathless press releases from communist political parties as well as social media posts from El Salvadorean organizations supporting the tyrannical Cuban regime all denounced the monument’s removal. All we can say is, que se jodan.

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

A bust of Che Guevara in El Salvador in removed and supporters of Havana explode

A bust of the Argentine-Cuban guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara was removed on Wednesday from a public area in the town of Chalchuapa, El Salvador, which provoked an angry reaction from political groups affiliated with the Cuban regime in that country.

According to the Mexican newspaper Excelsior, the mayor of Chalchuapa, Jorge Morán, who is aligned with the political party of President Nayib Bukele, ordered the removal of the statue, which was installed by the former guerrilla group Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) in 2009, during the time they held political power. He argued that Guevara had spent the night in the city in April 1954.

The bust was located near the archaeological site El Tazumal, a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners about 80 kilometers from the capital, San Salvador.

The reaction was immediate, as the FMLN issued a statement denouncing the action as “repugnant,” and accusing the mayor, from the ruling party Nuevas Ideas, of “attacking the historical memory of the people.”

FMLN’s Political Commission described the action as “savagery” and stated that Mayor Morán, without the agreement of the local Council, made a unilateral decision “typical of fascism,” because he “tries to erase history.”

Likewise, the Salvadoran Movement of Solidarity with Cuba denounced the decision of local authorities on X (Twitter), and disseminated a letter of condemnation, in which they described the removal of the bust as a “vandalic action against the memory of our respected and admired revolutionary leader, The Heroic Guerrilla, Ernesto Che Guevara.”

This group of Cuban regime sympathizers had called for an event on October 8th at the location where the bust was, to commemorate another anniversary of the guerrilla’s death in Bolivia, which occurred on the same date.

While the Cuban Embassy in El Salvador had not commented on the events as of the closing of this report, the official agency Prensa Latina echoed the protests of the Salvadoran movements and their call for “all leftist forces in El Salvador and the world to join in denouncing such savagery.”

According to that report, Guevara was at that spot in April 1954 to visit the ruins of the Mayan settlement that existed around the years 100-1200 AD in the area.

The destroyed obelisk was known as the Heroic Guerrilla and was created by René Montúfar and inaugurated in the presence of Che’s daughter, Aleida Guevara.

3 thoughts on “Leftists in El Salvador go berserk when a bust of Che Guevara is removed”

  1. Well, Latrines will be Latrines, but where there absolutely should not be any image of the Argentine psychopath on public display is in Cuba, which he helped to ruin.

  2. That bust doesn’t really look like him, anyway–it’s too flattering. But of course the Aleida cow showed up for the unveiling, all expenses paid. Well, the “Che” racket is her meal ticket, after all–and she eats a LOT.

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