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 bonds 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] However, it was subsequently stated that judgement had been overturned. [3]


  1. ^ Corruption in Cuba: The cleanup continues, The Economist
  2. ^ S.A., Diario La Nación - Comunicaciones Lanet. "Max Marambio ganó juicio internacional contra empresa cubana". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Empresario chileno pierde demanda contra corporación de Cuba". El Nuevo Herald (in Spanish). 28 April 2015. Retrieved 2017-03-26.