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DOCUMENTED VICTIMS OF CHÉ GUEVARA

07/27/2011


 

DOCUMENTED VICTIMS OF CHÉ GUEVARA

IN CUBA: 1957 TO 1959

Updated September 30, 2009


 

The following list includes cases documented from primary and secondary sources. Names are cited as reported. Additional details, including sources, are available for each case at http://www.CubaArchive.org/database.  This list is the result of best, yet imperfect, efforts to investigate events for which there is no official information. The exact number of Guevara’s victims is unknown, although he acknowledged ordering many executions. All were carried out without due process of law. Deaths in which his responsibility was less direct as well as combat deaths caused by him or his subordinates in guerrilla operations are not listed below.


22 Executions by the Rebel Army at the Sierra Maestra (cited in Che´s diary): 1957-1958

3 Executed for deserting the Rebel Army
René Cuervo

Aug-57

Aristidio N/A

Oct-57

Pedro Guerra

6/26/1957

8 Executed for collaborating with the Batista Army
“Chicho” Osorio

1/17/1957

“El Negro” Nápoles

2/18/1957

Eutimio Guerra

2/17/1957

Two peasants N/A

Apr-57

Filiberto Mora

4/15/1957

Batista collaborator

Aug-57

“Manolo Capitán” (Manuel Fernández)

5/10/1905

4 Executed for a assorted reasons
“The teacher”

Oct-57

José Martí

Sep-57

Two brothers

Oct-57

7 Executed for committing crimes
José (“el chino) Chang

Oct-57

“The rapist”

Oct-57

“El Bisco” Echevarría

Oct-57

Dionisio Oliva

Oct-57

Juan Lebrigio

Oct-57

Rebel Army member

Jun-58

Rebel Army member

Aug-58

 

Executions ordered by Ché Guevara during his command in Santa Clara (Jan. 1-3, 1959)

  1. Ramón
 Alba Moya

1/3/1959

  1. Joaquín
Casillas Lumpuy

1/2/1959

  1. Arturo
 Pérez Pérez

1/24/1959

  1. Diego
Álvarez Martínez

1/4/1959

  1. José
Fernández Martínez

1/2/1959

  1. Héctor
Mirabal

Jan-59

  1. Félix
Montano Fernández

Jan-59

  1. Cano
Prieto

1/7/1959

  1. Ricardo
Rodríguez Pérez

1/11/1959

  1.   Cornelio
Rojas Fernández

1/7/1959

  1. Francisco
Rosell

1/11/1959

  1. Ignacio
Rosell Leyva

1/11/1959

  1. Antonio
Ruíz Beltrán

1/11/1959

  1. Ramón
Santos García

1/12/1959

  1. Isidoro
Socarrás

1/12/1959

  1. Manuel
Valdés

Jan-59

  1. José
Velázquez Fernández

2/6/1959

 

**Reportedly before leaving Santa Clara, Ché ordered the death penalty of those listed above and executed after 1/3/59.

1959 Executions at La Cabaña Fortress Prison

Ché was in command at La Cabaña until November 26, 1959, although he traveled overseas from June 4th to September 8th. Reportedly, he signed execution orders carried out after 11/26/1959, cases that also appear below in a separate list.  Executions in 1959 for which no month or day is available may have and probably did take place during Guevara’s command.

 

January 3 – November 26, 1959

  1. Vilau
Abreu

7/3/1959

  1. Humberto
Aguiar Limonta

1959

  1. Pelayo
Alayón

Feb-59

  1. Pedro
Alfaro

7/25/1959

  1. José Luis
Alfaro Sierra

2/6/1959

  1. Mariano
Alonso Riquelmo

7/1/1959

  1. José
Alvaro

3/1/1959

  1. N/A
Aniella

1959

  1. Miguel
Ares Polo

2/6/1959

  1. Alvaro
Argueira Suárez

3/21/1959

  1. Eugenio
Becquer Azcárate

9/29/1959

  1. Francisco
Becquer Azcárate

7/2/1959

  1. Ramón
Bicet

7/25/1959

  1. Roberto
Calzadilla

1959

  1. Juan
Capote Fiallo

5/1/1959

  1. Eladio
Caro

2/6/1959

  1. Antonio
Carralero Ayala

2/4/1959

  1. José
Castaño Quevedo

3/7/1959

  1. Gertrudis
Castellanos

5/7/1959

  1. José
Chamace

10/15/1959

  1. Ángel María
Clausell García

4/19/1959

  1. Raúl
Clausell Gato

3/15/1959

  1. Demetrio
Clausell González

2/1/1959

  1. Eloy
Contreras Rabiche

4/1/1959

  1. N/A (brother)
Cuni

Jun-59

  1. Roberto
Cuni

Jun-59

  1. Antonio
De Beche

Jan-59

  1. Mateo
Delgado Pérez

4/12/59

  1. Ramón
Despaigne

1959

  1. José
Díaz Cabezas

Jul-59

  1. Fidel
Díaz Merquías

04/09/59

  1. Antonio
Duarte Becerra

7/2/1959

  1. Rudy
Fernández

7/30/1959

  1. Ramón
Fernández Ojeda

5/29/1959

  1. N/A
Ferrán Alfonso

1/12/1959

  1. Salvador
Ferrero Canedo

5/29/1959

  1. Eduardo
Forte

3/20/1959

  1. Ugarte
Galán

1959

  1. Jacinto
García

9/8/1959

  1. Angel
García León

5/1/1959

  1. Rafael
García Muñiz

3/18/1959

  1. Evelio
Gaspar

4/12/1959

  1. Secundino
González

1959

  1. Ezequiel
González

Jan-59

  1. Evaristo Venerio
González

11/14/1959

  1. José
González Malagón

7/2/1959

  1. Luis Ricardo
Grao

2/23/1959

  1. Evaristo
Guerra

2/18/1959

  1. Oscar
Guerra Amador

3/9/1959

  1. Gerardo
Hernández

7/26/1959

  1. Secundino
Hernández Calviño

Jan-59

  1. Francisco
Hernández Leyva

4/15/1959

  1. Jesús
Insua González

7/22/1959

  1. Enrique
Izquierdo Portuondo

7/23/1959

  1. Osmín
Jorrín Vega

10/14/1959

  1. Silvino
Junco García

11/15/1959

  1. Enrique
la Rosa

1959

  1. Bonifacio
Lasaparla

1959

  1. Ariel
Lima Lago

8/1/1959

  1. Ambrosio
Malagón

3/21/1959

  1. Armando
Más Torrente

2/17/1959

  1. Onerlio
Mata Costa Cairo

1/30/1959

  1. Elpidio
Mederos Guerra

1/9/1959

  1. José
Medina

9/17/1959

  1. Jose
Milián Pérez

4/3/1959

  1. Luis
Mirabal

1959

  1. Pedro
Morejón Montero

1/31/1959

  1. Carlos
Muiño Varela. M.D.

1959

  1. Viterbo
O’Reilly Díaz

2/27/1959

  1. Félix
Oviedo González

7/24/1959

  1. Manuel
Paneque

8/16/1959

  1. Pedro
Pedroso Hernández

4/12/1959

  1. Juan
Pérez Hernández

5/29/1959

  1. José
Pozo López

1959

  1. Emilio
Puebla

4/30/1959

  1. Alfredo
Pupo Parra

5/29/1959

  1. Secundino
Ramírez

4/2/1959

  1. Ramón
Ramos Alvarez

4/23/1959

  1. Pablo
Ravelo

9/15/1959

  1. Rubén
Rey Alberola

2/27/1959

  1. Mario
Riquelme

1/29/1959

  1. Fernando
Rivera Reyes

10/8/1959

  1. José
Saldara Cruz

11/9/1959

  1. Juan
Silva Domínguez

Aug-59

  1. Fausto
Silva Guera

1/29/1959

  1. Elpidio
Soler Puig

11/8/1959

  1. Rogelio
Sopo Barreto

3/14/1959

  1. Jesús
Sosa Blanco

2/18/1959

  1. Renato
Sosa Delgado

6/28/1959

  1. Pedro
Soto Quintana

3/20/1959

  1. Rafael
Tárrago Cárdenas

2/18/1959

  1. Francisco
Tellez

1/3/1959

  1. Teodoro
Tellez Cisneros

1/3/1959

  1. Francisco
Travieso

2/18/1959

  1. Marcelino
Valdés

7/21/1959

  1. Lupe
Valdés Barbosa

3/22/1959

  1. Antonio
Valentín

3/22/1959

  1. Sergio
Vázquez

5/29/1959

  1. N/A
Verdecia

1959

  1. Dámaso
Zayas

7/3/1959

 

11/27 – 12/31/1959
  1. Severino
Barrios Ramírez

12/9/1959

  1. Antonio
Blanco Navarro

12/10/1959

  1. Alberto
Corbo

12/7/1959

  1. Emilio
Cruz Pérez

12/7/1959

  1. Eufemio
Chala Cano

Dec-59

 

 

 

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