To the Editor: As the daughter of Cuban immigrants who
lost family, friends and homeland to Castro’s Cuban Revolution, I was quite surprised to read Aleida March’s letter about her father, Ernesto (Che) Guevara. March referred to a man with “a great capacity to love” and who struggled for a “world that is far more just”. Could we be thinking of the same man? Was she speaking of the Che Guevara who helped Castro brutally seize power in Cuba, who tortured and executed hundreds of thousands of Cubans whose only crime was to oppose the Revolution, and who sentenced millions of Cubans to a life of abject poverty on an island where human rights are trampled upon every day and who’ve been dreaming of freedom for over forty years? It’s amazing how quickly some try to rewrite history.
Rachelle has spoken for hundreds of others, like myself, that didn’t write the paper but feel the same way.