Che Guevara’s son Camilo Guevara dies in Venezuela

Camilo Guevara March, son of Che and promoter of his ideas, dies during a trip to Venezuela.

Díaz-Canel echoes the death in a message on Twitter in which he conveys condolences to the family.

Camilo Guevara March, Che’s eldest son, died of a stroke during a trip to Venezuela, according to the Pan-Arab satellite television channel Al Mayadeen in its digital edition.

Born on May 20, 1962, he was four years old when his father was executed in Bolivia 55 years ago.

The ruler Miguel Díaz-Canel echoed the news of the death of the activist, promoter of the ideology of the questioned figure and defender of the regime.

“With deep sorrow we say goodbye to Camilo, Che’s son and promoter of his ideas, as director of the Che Center, which preserves part of his father’s extraordinary legacy. Hugs to his mother, Aleida, his widow and daughters and the whole family Guevara March,” Diaz-Canel wrote in a message through his account on the social network Twitter.

In 2018 he participated in the exhibition ‘Che Fotografo’ in Argentina, with images from the Havana-based center that he himself has directed.

According to the digital media Uppers, Camilo Guevara had a relationship with Suylén Milanés, recently deceased, and with whom he had a daughter, Camila.

Morre Camilo Guevara March, filho de Che Guevara | AFP

Camilo Guevara March, son of revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara and director of a center dedicated to studying him, has died at the age of 60, Cuban officials reported Tuesday.

The official Prensa Latina news agency said he died during a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, of “pulmonary thrombosis that led to a heart attack.”

He was the third of four children of Aleida March and Che Guevara, the Argentine doctor who became a legendary figure who fought alongside Fidel Castro during the Cuban revolution, and later led rebel gangs in other nations.

Along with his mother, he was director of the Che Guevara Study Center in Havana, which houses documents and other items related to the rebel leader.

Camilo Guevara March had a generally low public profile, although he sometimes appeared at events honoring his father and publicly opposed the use of Che Guevara’s image in marketing campaigns.

“It is with profound pain that we say goodbye to Camilo, son of Che and promoter of his ideas,” President Miguel Díaz-Canel wrote on his Twitter account.

He is survived by a daughter, Camila, from his marriage to the late singer Suylén Milanés, daughter of singer Pablo Milanés.

The Bolivian soldier who shot “Che” Guevara

On March 10, Mario Terán, a Bolivian sergeant who became known for having executed the legendary guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara in October 1967, at the age of 80 after a long illness, information close to the military.

“He was evicted and we accompanied him in his last hours. We had a good relationship, he was an official responsible who carried out a higher order, but he suffered with a low profile,” said retired General Gary Prado, who commanded the platoon that captured Guevara alive in the jungle of southeastern Bolivia after nine months of guerrilla actions.

“He simply fulfilled his duty as a non-commissioned officer in the army,” Prado told Compañera radio.

Prado is one of the few survivors of that fight against the guerrillas that appeared nine months, but marked the history of this country and the continent and elevated Guevara.

Terán will die in the eastern region of Santa Cruz, where he will be veiled. He is survived by his wife and his two children.

The soldier told journalists years later the moments before the execution: “It was the worst moment of my life. I saw ‘Che’ big, very big, huge. His eyes shone brightly. I felt him on top of me and when he stared at me, he made me dizzy. I thought that with a quick movement “Che” could take my weapon. ‘Be calm,’ he told me, ‘and aim well! He is going to kill a man! Then I took a step back, towards the threshold of the door, closed my eyes and fired.

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