A shocker of a new book launched in France trashes the myth that Chilean president Salvador Allende was killed by Pinochet’s forces or by CIA operatives during the coup against Allende’s Unidad Popular government on September 11, 1973. Allende’s Cuban bodyguard, Patricio de la Guardia, the book apparently charges, shot Allende in the head when he heard Allende say that he wanted to surrender, reports Eduardo McKenzie (in Spanish). De la Guardia also killed Allende’s Chilean bodyguard, and then left the burning building for the Cuban Embassy with some other Cuban buddies.
The book (written in French) is entitled Cuba Nostra: The State Secrets of Fidel Castro, and is authored by Alain Ammar, a French journalist with experience in Latin American affairs, with the collaboration of two Cubans: Jacobo Machover and Juan VivÃƒÂ©s, a former Castro agent. The publisher promises that the book will explain the trail of bodies that line up Castro’s path (his own comrades) and expose Castro’s “universe,” calling it “mafioso, corrupt and sanguinary.”
Hugo Chavez, who also boasts Cuban bodyguards, better take notice of this book quickly.
Crossposted from Civitatensis.