Cuba marks 43rd anniversary of Che Guevara's death

11:11, October 09, 2010      

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Cuba marked on Friday the 43rd anniversary of the death of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla legend Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who was killed in La Higuera village in Bolivia.

As traditionally, the official media devoted several articles to commemorate the legendary guerrilla leader. A total of 120,000 pupils received their blue scarf insignia, which identified them as members of the Jose Marti Pioneers Organization, and swore "to be like Che Guevara."

Born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina, and graduated as a doctor,Guevara started his "legend" after meeting Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro in 1955 in Mexico and travelled to Cuba to participate in the guerrilla fight till the victory over the dictatorship of Batista on Jan. 1, 1959.

In 1966 he went to Bolivia to start another revolution and on Oct. 8, 1967 he was captured by the army. One day later, he was killed in a small school at the La Higuera village.

The Cuban government has always commemorated Guevara as the example of "new man," to be followed by the young generations.

Source: Xinhua


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