|The Infamous Firing
Thousands of Cubans have died in
front of Castro's infamous firing squad. There was no discrimination, as far as
the firing squad was concerned. Young and old, black and white, rich and poor
were sent to 'el paredón' (the wall).
Many of those who helped Castro gain
power, like Comandantes Ernesto Sori Marin and William Morgan, an American, were
among the thousands who were shot.
to see a video of the firing squad murder of Col. Cornelio Rojas
Here are some of the gruesome photos.
Fidel Castro questioning a Cuban
farmer who was later executed.
The woman behind Castro is Celia Sánchez and
sitting next to him is Camilo Cienfuegos.
Even before the triumph of the
Revolution, Castro and his gang were prone to murder those who disagreed with
In the photo below, taken while still in the Sierra Maestra mountains,
Fidel Castro's brother, Raul, is seen getting ready to shoot a young rebel
soldier who disobeyed orders.
And more than
after the above photo was taken, Castro and his gang of murderers continue to
send to the firing squad, those Cubans who oppose his betrayal of the
The three photos above show two
prisoners being shot by Castro's rebel forces in the Sierra Maestra mountains.
Castro's reign of brutality began
over 50 years ago, and it still continues today.
Priests Juan Miguel Aldaz and Jose
Luis Garrigoitia, pray with prisoner Ramon Reytor, minutes before he was
executed in the town of Manzanillo, Oriente province.
Fathers Aldaz and Garrigoitia with
the prisoners moments before they were murdered.
taken to the town cemetery and they would have to wait in line and witness the
other executions, before they themselves were shot.
Col. Cornelio Rojas, chief of police
of Santa Clara, is shown here in a jail cell
Che Guevara ordered him to be shot to
death without a trial.
Col. Cornelio Rojas, when he was an
officer of the Cuban National police
The photos above show the brutal murder of Col. Rojas, who was shot to death on
orders of Guevara, without the benefit of a trial.
A letter from Barbara Rangel, granddaughter of Col. Rojas:
My name is Barbara Rangel, granddaughter of Colonel
Cornelio Rojas, Chief of Police in Santa Clara in the 1950's. He was a national
policeman before Batista came to power.
He earned his military status of Colonel and was involved
in revolutionary activities in the 1930's.
He was a man who always fought for the freedom of Cuba, in
the 1930's he was fighting against dictator Gerardo Machado at Gibara.
His father and grandfather: Colonel Cornelio Rojas Escobar
and Brig. General Cornelio Rojas Hurtado, had fought prominently in Cuba's War
of Independence from Spain.
I would like to clarify and educate, if I may, those who
are ignorant of the truth.
My grandfather was arrested and murdered by the godfather
of modern terrorism, Che Guevara, and another murderer, Fidel Castro, for the
only purpose of creating terror among the population.
They wanted to eliminate my grandfather because he was a
man of great courage, a descendant of Generals who had fought for Cuba's
My granddad was a beloved pillar in his community, well known for his public
service and philanthropy.
He was executed on national television without the
opportunity of a trial, therefore violating his human rights (Article #10 & #11
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights).
Che Guevara had sent a message to my family informing them
that no harm would come to my granddad, but it was a lie, as he had already
murdered him by the time my family received it.
After his execution, he was buried in a mass grave, Che
Guevara didn’t even give us the solace of a funeral or allowed his family to put
a cross or flowers atop my murdered granddad’s grave.
My family suffered tremendously, it was very traumatic;
especially for my mom, Blanca Rojas, who was pregnant when my grandfather was
Imagine seeing your dad being murdered on national
television! She immediately went into labor.
By then, Che's goons had surrounded our family house, and
didn't allow my mother to go to a hospital. A midwife had to be called to assist
her with the labor. My brother, Silvio Gonzalez, was born on the same bed that
belonged to my granddad.
What is a person supposed to do? Rejoice for the birth of
her son, or weep for the murder of her father?
How can anyone ever forget or forgive such horrific acts
by these mass murderers, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro?
Yet, some ignorant celebrities such as Angelina Jolie,
Carlos Santana, Gisele Budchen, Johnny Depp, Mike Tyson have tattoos of the mass
murderer Che Guevara.
I find this absolutely unbelievable, and it shows the
ignorance of those who idolize che Guevara.
My grandfather never killed anyone, and he died like brave
men are supposed to die.
His last words were: "There's the revolution, take care of
it" and then he ordered the soldiers who were going to murder him: "Get ready,
Only a brave man with military blood and courage would die
like this! I am so proud of him, and my ancestors.
What a difference with che Guevara who begged for his life
when he was captured in Bolivia, a country he invaded trying to export
He died like the coward that he was. His last words were
"Don't shoot me, I am worth more alive then dead."
Those were certainly the words of a coward!
For those ignorant persons out there who still idolize
this murderer coward: Che Guevara murdered hundreds of persons, including 3 or 4
teenagers and a pregnant woman. Their names are publicly documented.
The good thing is that there is a higher court that one
day will do justice!
Thank you for the opportunity to write. Truly yours,
The Cuban Memorial
displayed at Tamiami Park, Miami, Florida: Each cross bears the name of a victim of
Castro's genocide against the Cuban people
the entire World blind to a half century of Castro's Crimes?
Why is it that very few people seem to care about
Castro's genocide against the Cuban people?