Psst, wanna buy a greasy, blood-stained beret?

The Miami exile who led the mission to capture Ernesto Ché Guevara in the jungles of Bolivia is auctioning a treasure trove of memorabilia from the iconic figure’s last days.

Among the items for sale: A lock of Ché’s long, wavy hair snipped minutes before the rebel leader was buried in a common grave 40 years ago.

”It’s time for me to put the past behind and pass these on to someone else,” said Gustavo Villoldo, 71, a now-retired grandfather, who led the joint CIA-Bolivian army mission to stop Ché’s aspirations to duplicate a Cuban-style revolution.

Villoldo has preserved a large scrapbook of his controversial assignment, but one he is proud of.

Villoldo, a Bay of Pigs veteran whose role in Ché’s demise is confirmed in unclassified secret documents, considers Ché a cold-blooded killer partly responsible for his father’s shattered life and suicide in the wake of the Cuban Revolution which brought Fidel Castro and Ché, his right-hand man, to power.

Read the rest of the story here. Kind of weird to make money off of a dead murderer. But then again, those other murderers–Fidel Castro and his band of thugs–have been making millions off of Cuba’s pain and suffering.


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