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Vallegrande

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We'd wanted to stop off at Vallegrande as it was near here that Che Guevara was executed by CIA-backed Bolivian soldiers on 9th October 1967. We checked into a hotel and went to explore the town before going for dinner. As it was early evening when we arrived, we waited til the next day to visit the hospital laundry where Che's body was shown to the international press back in '67. We also visited the museum in town and took a walk down to the airstrip where his body was dumped until it was exhumed in 1991 and flown to Cuba.

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Queríamos parar en Vallegrande ya que era cerca de aquí donde Che Guevara fue ejecutado por la CIA- con la ayuda de soldados Bolivianos el 9 de Octubre de 1967. Buscamos un hostel y fuimos a explorar la ciudad antes de ir a cenar. Como llegamos por la tarde dejamos para el día siguiente la visita a la lavandería del hospital donde el cuerpo del Che fue expuesto a la prensa y a el pueblo en el 67. Tb visitamos el museo y dimos una vuelta por el aeropuerto donde estuvo enterrado hasta que fue llevado a Cuba.

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Posted by Rodz-Lei 05:55 Archived in Bolivia

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