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Che’s Hair Goes on Sale

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Posted on Oct 25, 2007
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A former U.S. intelligence officer involved in the execution of Ernesto “Che” Guevara has decided to auction a lock of the icon’s hair for a minimum of $100,000. The officer is unhappy with Guevara’s iconic status, auctioneer Tom Slater says, yet he seems perfectly content to profit from it.


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Strands of hair taken from the body of Ernesto Che Guevara by a former CIA officer involved in his death are being sold at an auction in the US.

They are part of a lot also including photos of Che Guevara’s dead body and fingerprints taken after he was killed in Bolivia 40 years ago.

The Dallas sale has prompted protests from Che’s widow and his supporters.

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By GrammaConcept, October 26, 2007 at 3:34 pm Link to this comment

yuck

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By Leefeller, October 26, 2007 at 8:36 am Link to this comment

Irony of capitalism is the lack of scruples, and of what it can do to real or perceived competition. Is it good or bad?

Maybe the CIA should be more like the post office and make business for profit, hire out like Blackwater and then the people would have less say in what they do, actually, I think that is already happening.

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