Ernesto Guevara, more commonly known as “Che,” was Argentine by birth but was a committed internationalist.

After helping successfully lead the 1959 Cuban Revolution and participating in African liberation struggles, he created a guerrilla army in Bolivia where he attempted to implement the foco theory of guerrilla struggle.

Although he was captured and executed by U.S.-backed Bolivian soldiers in 1967, Che remains a symbol of resistance, determination and hope for a better world.

teleSUR takes a look at the 50th anniversary of his assasination and events commemorating his legacy.


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  1. BBC says just “shot dead,” this piece says “executed,” but Che was not killed in battle, nor following some due process; Che was murdered. “His captors cared nothing for the dignity and etiquette his revolutionary legacy demanded, and [he] was vilely murdered. But history only remembers the cowardice of those murderers, while the colossal example of Che lives on and multiplies day after day.” Miguel Diaz-Canel, Vice President of Cuba, 9th October 2017

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