- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Police are investigating graffiti that marred a poster at New Haven City Hall of Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara.

The New Haven Register reports (https://bit.ly/1rZ6uga ) that a vandal scrawled the word “asesino,” Spanish for “murderer” or “assassin,” in black ink above the shoulder of the Communist revolutionary who helped Fidel Castro overthrow Cuba’s Batista regime in 1959. Bolivian forces executed Guevara in 1967.

About 40 posters of Latino historical figures are part of the exhibit that began Sept. 22 to honor Hispanic History Month.

David Greco, co-founder and executive director of ARTE Inc., said several viewers have complained about the Guevara poster. He says the exhibit is for icons, not just heroes and that the exhibit’s intent is to get people talking.

A piece of masking tape conceals the graffiti.

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Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com

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