Max Marambio

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Joel Max Marambio Rodríguez is a Chilean businessman and leftist politician from Santa Cruz. During the government of the Unidad Popular in Chile he was the chief bodyguard of Salvador Allende.[1] After the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat that installed the Pinochet regime Max Marambio moved to Cuba. In Cuba he made a successful businessman career creating close bands with Fidel Castro. Before and during the Chilean presidential election of 2009 he provided critical financial backing to the independent leftist candidate Marco Enríquez-Ominami. In 2013 he won $17.5 million in a settlement with the Cuban government.[2]