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09/10/1967 Che Guevara is executed by shooting

Che Guevara was captured on October 8, 1967, by Bolivian soldiers. Next day, Bolivian President René Barrientos ordered that Guevara be killed. Félix Rodríguez commanded not to shoot Che in the head but to aim carefully to make it appear that had been killed in action during a clash with the Bolivian army.

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