Havana. May 15, 2009
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 of provocation.
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 district attorney.
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 his detention.
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.
When he arrived in the United States, Valladares 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.