A photograph of him by Alberto Korda became an iconic image of the 20th century. The widespread poverty and oppression he witnessed, fused with his interest in Marxism, convinced him that the only solution to South and Central America's problems was armed revolution. In he went to Mexico and the following year he met Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
Was of Spanish, Basque and Irish descent. Received a medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires. Though revered by some as a revolutionary freedom fighter, Guevara was in fact considered a hard-line Stalinist by others and supposedly professed great admiration for former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
In an interview with Maurice Zeitlin of "Root and Branch" magazine inGuevara defended Cuba's outlawing of dissident factions as a form of revolutionary democracy and a necessary means of retaining power in a totalitarian society.
He also praised the "extremely useful hatred that turns men into effective, violent, merciless, and cold killing machines" in his will.
During his guerrilla days with Fidel Castrohe was alleged to have ordered a young boy executed without trial after the boy was caught stealing food.
After Castro took power, Guevara issued death sentences on some of his former comrades who refused to accept the Cuban communist system. His remains, buried in an unmarked grave near an airstrip in Bolivia, were exhumed and relocated to Cuba.
Commenting on the recent merchandizing of Guevara's image, Jaime Suchlicki, an International Relations professor at the University of Miami, commented, "I think what he symbolized is a violent revolution, a pro-Chinese, Marxist line.
What is ironic is that the capitalist market economy is selling a revolutionary that was against capitalism. Featured on the cover of "Time" magazine.
Although his birth date is credited as June 14, he was allegedly born on May 14, His parents hid this fact from their families in order to protect themselves from criticism because they weren't married when 'Che' was conceived. He is a second cousin of Rodrigo De la Serna.
Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once referred to him as "The most complete human being of our time". He was nicknamed "Che" by his Cuban comrades because of his frequent used of the Argentinian slang word "che" which can mean "pal" or "Hey!
He earned this nickname for his aggressive style of playing rugby. There has been some confusion over whether Guevara was killed in the initial ambush by Bolivian soldiers of his unit or whether he was captured and then executed later.
Most sources familiar with the incident say he was likely captured, then executed. Fidel launched a counterattack to the U. He asked for a show of hands: There is no evidence that Guevara was homophobic, despite persistent rumors to the contrary.
Personal Quotes 32 I am one of those people who believes that the solution to the world's problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.
Man really attains the state of complete humanity when he produces, without being forced by physical need to sell himself as a commodity. Hatred is an element of struggle; relentless hatred of the enemy that impels us over and beyond the natural limitations of man and transforms us into effective, violent, selective, and cold killing machines.
Our soldiers must be thus; a people without hatred cannot vanquish a brutal enemy. The question is one of fighting the causes and not just the effects. This revolution is bound to fail if it doesn't succeed in reaching deep inside them, stirring them right down to the bone, and giving them back their stature as human beings.
Otherwise, what's the use? It is better to die standing than to live on your knees. Let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.Ernesto Guevara was born to Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia de la Serna y Llosa, on June 14, , in Rosario, Argentina, according to his birth certificate, but the according to biographer Jon Lee Anderson's book Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life Che's mother confided to an astrologer friend that he was actually born on May 14, The Cause of death: Execution by shooting.
In advertising "There's something about that man in the photo, the Cuban revolutionary with the serious eyes, scruffy beard and dark beret. Ernesto "Che" Guevara is adored. Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born to a middle-class family in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina, on June 14, Disgusted by the corrupt Argentine military dictatorship, Guevara became a dedicated Marxist while in his teens.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara (/ ɡ ə ˈ v ɑː r ə /; Spanish: [ˈtʃe ɣeˈβaɾa] June 14, – October 9, ) was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist.A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in .
Che Guevara, byname of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, (born June 14, , Rosario, Argentina—died October 9, , La Higuera, Bolivia), theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution (–59), and guerrilla leader in South America.
May 12, · Che Guevara was a Marxist revolutionary and military leader from Argentina. Fully named Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, but commonly known as Che, he was a key figure in the Cuban revolution of