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Mario Terán

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Mario Terán

Mario Terán (born circa 1940)[1] is the Bolivian Army sergeant who was chosen to carry out the execution of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara as a young man on October 9, 1967.


  • Personal life 1
  • 2006 Operation 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Personal life

Mario Terán was born around 1940[1] and is married with five children, and covertly lives in Paraguay under the alias of "Pedro Salazar".[2] Some speculate that he has an agreement with the U.S. CIA, who is said to be protecting him, while others theorize that he is afraid of a Cuban unit seeking revenge.[1][2]

2006 Operation

In 2006, Terán was treated for free under a false name for cataracts by Cuban physicians in the Cuba-Venezuela Operación Milagro (Operation Miracle) program, which restored his sight.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Stuart A. Kallen (1 October 2012). Che Guevara: You Win or You Die. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 80.  
  2. ^ a b Santo Ernesto: The Curse Of Che Guevara by Jens Glüsing, Der Spiegel, October 8, 2007
  3. ^ Salim Lamrani (19 December 2014). Cuba, the Media, and the Challenge of Impartiality. NYU Press. p. 47.  

External links

  • BBC News: "Cubans Treat Man Who Killed Che" October 2, 2007
  • Der Spiegel: "The Curse Of Che Guevara" by Jens Glüsing, October 8, 2007
  • The Guardian: "Cuban Doctors Restore Sight of Che's Killer" October 2, 2007
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