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In the memory of Ernesto Che Guevara

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46 years ago, in 9th October 1067, Ernesto Che Guevara was murdered by Bolivian officers after being found in the jungles near La Higuera and trapped for 13 days with his friends. His hands and legs were wired in a classroom in which two of his friends were lying dead. Che Guevara was questioned by Bolivian officiers, CIA agent Felix Rodriguez and U Central Intellegince. CIA agent Rodriguez took Che Guevara outside and the photo taken here was the last photo of Che Guevara.


After his death, there were lots of stories and speculations. Che’s hands were sent to Cuba after his death to prove his death in Bolivian jungles. Being remembered with Cuba revolution and revolutionary in the world, Che’s death was annnounced to Cuban citizens by Castro.

Not only for Cuba, both also for many countries in the world, Che Guevara’s death news was a symbol of the end of idealism. Che believed and people believed with him. Che knew that Cuba would be the powerful symbol of revolution, he convinced Cuba. In his last days, Bolivian officer asked Che Guevara why he went to Bolivia for the revolution, Che replied that he was Cuban, Argentian, Peruvian, Chilean, Ecuadorian.


His last words defined Che Guevara. As in Marxist ideology, according to Che as well, revolution is not about geography, revolution cuts acroas all boundries. Rebolution, socialism, internationalisation were accepted by Che and he was the minister in Castro’s government. He spreaded Cuban revolution to the world. Beyond being a warrior, Che knew his responsibilities as a doctor and intelectual person.

He was 39 when he died. In his short lifespan, he had lots of supporters and fans from literature world. Poets and authors such as Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, Jawaharlal Nehru, Franz Kafka, Albert Camu and John Keats were inspired by Che Guevara. Jean Paul Sartre that Che Guevara was a complete human in their time.


In 10th October 1997, Che Guevara’s remains were burned. Since the day he died in 1967, Che Guevara has been remembered not only in Cuba but also in all around the world with respect to his revolutionist character and everything that became inspiration.

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