Many thanks to Diana who forwarded this article from Granma International. The article elaborates on the sponsors of the organization of assassins that The Wall Street Journal calls a "rag tag" group.
Havana. May 15, 2009
Armando Valladares' CIA organization linked to plot against Evo Morales
• THE Bolivian district attorney's office has identified Hugo Achá Melgar
who, according to the AFP news agency, is Bolivia's representative to the
U.S. Human Rights Foundation (HRF), as providing the bulk of the funds for
the terrorist gang foiled in Santa Cruz while plotting to assassinate
President Evo Morales.
The HRF is a New York-based nongovernmental organization known for its
activities of interference and CIA links. Its general secretary, Armando
Valladares is a terrorist of Cuban origin. District Attorney Marcelo Sosa,
who is leading the investigation in this case, identified Achá, alias
"Superman," along with Alejandro Melgar, "El Lucas," as being involved in
and funding the plot.
In a statement to a La Paz television station, Achá – currently in the
United States – rejected those charges but confessed that he had met with
the killers' leader, Hungarian-Bolivian Eduardo Rózsa-Flores, on "four or
five" occasions. The Rózsa-Flores terrorist group was dismantled in a
Bolivian police operation a few weeks ago. Three of the mercenaries, among
them the group's alleged leader, Eduardo Rózsa-Flores, died in a gun fight,
while two others were arrested and are currently being detained in La Paz.
The authorities subsequently captured two other conspirators, both members
of the fascist organization Unión Juvenil Cruceñista, which provided the
group with weapons.
A RECOUPED HUNGARIAN NEO-NAZI
Born in Bolivia, Eduardo Rózsa Flores, the Hungarian leader of the
conspiracy to assassinate Evo Morales, belonged to circles of the Hungarian
extreme right close to the Jobbik neo-Nazi party, which illegally maintains
a paramilitary organization, the Hungarian Guard.
According to the Hungarian Spectrum website, he joined the Croatian army in
the early 1990s, took part in various battles and was wounded three times.
Suspected of trafficking arms and drugs, he left Croatia and returned to
Hungary in 1994, where he collaborated with neo-Nazi groups.
Two of his accomplices also have biographies that end with their
participation in extreme-right circles: Árpád Magyarosi, killed in the
assault, and Elõd Tóásó, currently in detention, are both members of the
Székely Légió, a paramilitary organization that plans commando attacks on
Romania. Irishman Michael Martin Dwyer was a mercenary in the Balkans and
possibly met the leader of the group in Croatia.
In Bolivia, Rózsa was in contact with Jorge Mones Ruiz, head of UnoAmerica,
a fascist foundation linked to the CIA. According to EFE, one of the
detainees of the Santa Cruz conspiracy, Juan Carlos Gueder, has already
confessed to having met with Rózsa-Flores and accused Achá, whom, he said,
should also "take responsibility."
Achá's accomplice, Alejandro "Lucas" Melgar, is currently in Uruguay,
according to his family, to take part in a sport shooting tournament.
According to the district attorney's office, it was Melgar who contracted
the owner of the vehicle with which Rósza, in an earlier attempt, dynamited
the entrance to the house of Cardinal Julio Terrazas on April 14 in an act
Workers in the four luxury hotels where the mercenaries were staying and
employees of the Santa Cruz Telephone Cooperative are to be summoned by the
Yesterday a key witness appeared in the 8th Criminal Hearings Court. He
presented a video taped with a cellular telephone in which Rózsa-Flores
speaks of his plot to assassinate President Evo Morales.
"POET," "PARALYTIC" AND CIA AGENT
Arrested in Havana in late 1960 for placing explosives in public places on
CIA instructions, Armando Valladares won notoriety for his burlesque exit
from jail, requested from abroad, disguised as a "paralytic poet." An
informant for the Batista police, he later devoted himself to sabotage until
The only book that Valladares "wrote" was ironically titled "Desde mi silla
de ruedas (From My Wheelchair)." It was actually written by his friend and
accomplice Carlos Alberto Montaner. [Note: Allard describes the titles as
"ironic" not just because it was written by someone else, but because
Vallardes was faking his paralysis -- as hidden Cuban tv cameras in his cell
had demonstrated. When confronted with videotapes of himself doing
calisthenic exercises in his cell and told he could be released, as the
French government had requested because of the campaign to "free the
paralyzed imprisoned poet", only if he got up and walked out of his cell,
onto and off of the plane that took him to France, he did so. Imagine the
embarrassment of the welcoming committee waiting for him at Orly Airport,
Paris with a wheelchair when he went bounding off the plane on his own two
When he arrived in the United States, Vall adares made himself available to
the U.S. intelligence community with extreme servility, and was appointed
ambassador to Geneva by the ultra-right President Ronald Reagan.
Via his Human Rights Foundation, Valladares published a report on the human
rights situation in Bolivia last October, in which he condemned the
"political violence" in that country.
According to the Venezuelan lawyer and researcher Eva Golinger, author of La
Teleraña Imperial (The Imperial Web), the Human Rights Foundation was
created by Thor Halvorssen Mendoza in 2005 to attack and discredit the
Venezuelan, Bolivian and Ecuadorian governments. The son of one of
Venezuela's wealthiest families Halvorssen worked with the CIA in El
Salvador and Nicaragua.
On May 4, 2008, Valladares the CIA agent volunteered himself as an observer
for the illegal referendum in Santa Cruz on behalf of his organization.•