Mario Terán

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Mario Terán (born c. 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[edit]

Mario Terán was born around 1940[1] and is married with five children, and covertly lives in Bolivia's largest city Santa Cruz 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[edit]

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. ISBN 978-1-4677-0144-0. 
  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. ISBN 978-1-58367-473-4. 

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