May 04, 2006

Che Guevara Plots Overthrow Of Castro

Who, me?

Cuban billionaire dictator revolutionary leader Fidel Castro faces opposition from erstwhile colleague and dashing Communist martyr Che Guevara, for "crimes against the people" (not really, but would that be ironic justice?):

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro was furious when Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $550 million last year. This year, the magazine upped its estimate of the communist leader's wealth to a cool $900 million.

Castro, who says his net worth is nil, is likely the beneficiary of up to $900 million, based on his control of state-owned companies, the U.S. financial magazine said in its annual tally of "Kings, Queens & Dictators" fortunes on Thursday. . .

. . . Castro had said he was considering suing after Forbes released its 2005 list, scoffing then his wealth was estimated to be close to that of the queen of England.

"Do they think I am (former Zairian President) Mobutu (Sese Seko) or one of the many millionaires, those thieves and plunderers that the empire has suckled and protected?" he said last year, referring to his capitalist archenemy, Washington.

This year, Castro would be well above the British monarch. Queen Elizabeth came in with some $500 million in estates, gems and a stamp collection built by her grandfather. The list does not include Buckingham Palace or the crown jewels.
It pays to be a Communist these days.

Of course, Che is having a marketing "revolution" of his own:

Having achieved sainthood. . .

Che appears everywhere, the new "patron saint" of protestors on the Left.

The icon observes the Cuban crowds, sort of like a romantic "Big Brother"

You can buy this shirt here.


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