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Wanted to visit and see for myself the resting place of real named ERNESTO GUEVARA (1928-67), Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist, who became a hero to the New Left radicals of the 1960s. Born into a middle-class family in Rosario, Argentina, Guevara received a medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1953. Convinced that revolution was the only remedy for Latin America's social inequities, in 1954 he went to Mexico, where he joined exiled Cuban revolutionaries under Fidel Castro. In the late 1950s, he played an important role in Castro's guerrilla war against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, and when Castro came to power, he served as Cuba's minister of industry (1961-65).

A strong opponent of U.S. influence in the Third World, he helped guide the Castro regime on its leftward and pro-Communist path. The author of two books on guerrilla warfare, Guevara advocated peasant-based revolutionary movements in the developing world. He disappeared from Cuba in 1965, reappearing the following year as an insurgent leader in Bolivia. He was captured by the Bolivian army and shot near Vallegrande on Oct. 9, 1967.

  • Last visit to Santa Clara: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Mar 6, 2007
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  • mikkie50's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2007 at 2:57 PM

    hey wanda wolfie my hero :-)) tooting popular front remember :-)))

  • Linse's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2007 at 10:04 PM

    Hi Wanda. Thanks for your comment. I also want to go to Cuba again! Next time u have to visit Havana. PS wasn´t Che Guevara a handsome man ;o)))

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2007 at 3:30 AM

    Clever ! (~_~)


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