In the following grisly scene from the Godfather, film producer Jack Woltz wakes up to find the head of his prize stallion, Khartoum, beheaded by Vito Corleone’s thugs Rocco Lampone and Aldo Trapani, at the foot of his bed. It was a chilling message.
A similar real-life message was delivered recently in Peru to Gustavo Cesti Hurtado. In a post below, Peruvian farm invasion leads to beheading of two stallions, I speculated that the heinous crime could have been politically motivated IF the owner of the farm, Gustavo Cesti Hurtado, was the same person who’d won an Inter-American Court of Human Rights decision against the Peruvian State. Turns out he’s one and the same.
There’s been very little written in Peru connecting the attack on Cesti Hurtado’s farm, Haras Cary Gus, to the court case, but one reader on a racing message board gingerly addressed the issue a few days ago and speculated that it was retaliation for the court victory and the ensuing reparations. He wrote in Spanish:
by leviatan » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:01 am