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Bolivia names first woman army General; daughter of the officer who captured Che Guevara

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 05:23 UTC
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Gina Reque Terán is daughter of retired general Luis Reque Teran, who led the Bolivian army’s operations against Guevara’s rebel forces in 1967. Gina Reque Terán is daughter of retired general Luis Reque Teran, who led the Bolivian army’s operations against Guevara’s rebel forces in 1967.

Bolivia has named its first woman army general, the daughter of the military commander who led the final operation against Che Guevara, the state news agency said Monday.

 Gina Reque Teran, 53, was officially promoted to general by President Evo Morales in a ceremony at the main army barracks in the capital La Paz, said ABI news agency.

She is the daughter of retired general Luis Reque Teran, who led the Bolivian army’s operations at Quebrada del Yuro against Guevara’s rebel forces in 1967.

The battle was the Argentine-Cuban revolutionary’s last before his capture by Bolivian troops backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency and execution several days later.

Two women were also named generals in the national police force, another first for Bolivia.

Categories: Politics, Latin America.

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  • ilsen

    Daughter of the Officer that handed-over their current administration's 'hero' Che to be murdered by the CIA?
    hmm....?
    Well, are we through the Looking Glass now?
    OR, is Bolivia coming to to terms with its past?
    curiousery, and curiousery...
    I for one am glad to see she that she is not being punished for the 'sins' of her father, and that Bolivia is promoting women in the military.
    On the surface, it looks likes progress, but it does seem a litle odd.
    I hope I am wrong, and this is all genuine...

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 05:43 am 0
  • Chicureo

    Ilsen
    History shows that Che was disliked by the campesinos in Bolivia.
    Morales of course has idolized him, but he has this incredible political skill of popularism.

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 06:14 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    The Cow Pat also like sensational news, even when it turns out he was a complete liar: remember the dangerous aircraft crap?

    Generals in the Police Force: whatever next, Admirals in the Roman See?

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 06:43 pm 0
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