Hunting Che

Felix Rodriguez

Cuban-born CIA operative Felix Rodriguez is one of the most legendary operatives in the history of the CIA. He is the winner of the Intelligence Star for Valor from the CIA. He’s also the winner of the Silver Star from the US military for his service in the Vietnam War. The former South Vietnam Government also awarded him the Gallantry Cross for his service in Vietnam.

In this interview Rodriguez discusses his participation in the Bay of Pigs landing in 1961 that sought to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The operation was a debacle and failed for a number of reasons, including the decision by President John Kennedy not to provide air support.
Next he discusses the Che Operation where he was successful in capturing Che Guevara in Bolivia in 1967 with the help of Bolivian troops.  The capture of Che is discussed, and Rodriguez discusses the famous story of whether he owns Che’s Rolex.