October 9th - Ernesto "Che" Guevara is put to death by Bolivian soldiers, trained, equipped and guided by U.S. Green Beret and CIA operatives. [1]


School of Americas graduate General Hugo Banzer Suarez leads a bloody coup in 1971 and installs a military dictatorship that represses, exiles, jails and kills labor leaders, leftist politicians, and Catholic aid workers who are attempting to aid Indians the regime had dispossessed.

In 1982 the CIA backs coup to overthrow Celso Torrelio. [2]


US Army assists raids in cocaine producing regions, with ineffective results. [2]