Thursday, July 25, 2013
United Nations Organization Honors Communist Guerrilla Leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon offers a piece on the United Nations honoring Communist guerrilla leader and leftist cultural icon Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.
The United Nations’ cultural body is facing a backlash after it decided to honor the “life and works” of the Marxist Argentinian militant Che Guevara, a controversial figure long viewed as a hero of the left.
The U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced earlier this week that it would include Guevara’s “life and works” in its 2013 “Memory of the World Register," which codifies historical material that has a “world significance and outstanding universal value.”
Guevara’s works were submitted to the register by Bolivia and Cuba in 2012. They were accepted earlier this week and endorsed by the director-general of UNESCO.
The announcement sparked an outcry from Cuban-American members of Congress and former U.S. officials who said the United Nations is sullying its reputation by honoring a revolutionary figure who murdered many innocent civilians.
“This cretin described himself as a ‘killing machine,’ and he worked in the service of a totalitarian regime,” Roger Noriega, a former State Department official and U.S. ambassador to the Organization for American States, told the Washington Free Beacon.
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