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EPA uses Che to promote Hispanic Heritage Month

September 14, 2012
World Net Daily
9/13/2012

An email from the Environmental Protection Agency to employees about Hispanic Heritage Month was a copy-and-paste production that included the image of Che Guevara, the insurgent who helped bring Fidel Castro to power in Cuba and is thought to have ordered hundreds of people executed during that time.

A report in the Weekly Standard highlighted the work of the federal bureaucracy that apparently copied text and images from Buzzle.com.

And U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican from Florida, was outraged.

“I am aghast and upset that a federal agency would send an email depicting el Che Guevara in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month,” she wrote today in a statement on her website. “This administration just doesn’t seem to get it. The image of Che is an insult to countless people who lost family members because of his evil and twisted acts.”

At historyofcuba.com, Guevara is called “an intellectual and an idealist, able to speak coherently about Aristotle, Kant, Marx, Gide or Faulkner.” The site credits Guevara with “an important role in converting Castro to communism.”

Ros-Lehtinen, however, uses different words.

“El Che was a blood thirsty, vengeful, cowardly, sadistic, two bit delinquent who used his position as enforcer in chief of the Castro brothers to send countless innocent persons before the firing squads. His role in the early part of the disastrous calamity that befell the Cuban nation known as the Castro Revolution is well documented and those who ignore it do so willingly so as not to tarnish their love affair with the dictatorship of the Castro brothers.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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