See Article History Alternative Title: After his execution by the Bolivian army, he was regarded as a martyred hero by generations of leftists worldwide, and his image became an icon of leftist radicalism and anti-imperialism. Medical school and Motorcycle Diaries:
Wells and Robert Frost. These included composing analytical sketches of Buddha and Aristotlealong with examining Bertrand Russell on love and patriotism, Jack London on society and Nietzsche on the idea of death. His "hunger to explore the world"  led him to intersperse his collegiate pursuits with two long introspective journeys that fundamentally changed the way he viewed himself and the contemporary economic conditions in Latin America.
For the latter, he took a year off from his studies to embark with his friend Alberto Granadowith the final goal of spending a few weeks volunteering at the San Pablo leper colony in Peruon the banks of the Amazon River.
By the end of the trip, he came to view Latin America not as collection of separate nations, but as a single entity requiring a continent-wide liberation strategy. His conception of a borderless, united Hispanic America sharing a common Latino heritage was a theme that recurred prominently during his later revolutionary activities.
Upon returning to Argentina, he completed his studies and received his medical degree in Junemaking him officially "Dr.
It was these experiences which Guevara cites as convincing him that in order to "help these people", he needed to leave the realm of medicine, and consider the political arena of armed struggle. She introduced Guevara to a number of high-level officials in the Arbenz government. Guevara then established contact with a group of Cuban exiles linked to Fidel Castro through the July 26,attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba.
During this period, he acquired his famous nickname, due to his frequent use of the Argentine filler syllable che a multi-purpose discourse markerlike the syllable " eh " in Canadian English.
Though the impact of the U. Following the coup, he again volunteered to fight, but soon after, Arbenz took refuge in the Mexican Embassy and told his foreign supporters to leave the country.
The last Latin American revolutionary democracy — that of Jacobo Arbenz — failed as a result of the cold premeditated aggression carried out by the United States.
Its visible head was the Secretary of State John Foster Dullesa man who, through a rare coincidence, was also a stockholder and attorney for the United Fruit Company.
By the time he left, he was sure of this. Hilda later found a poem that Che had dedicated to the old woman, containing "a promise to fight for a better world, for a better life for all the poor and exploited". In this vein, he considered Batista a " U. The key portion of training involved learning hit and run tactics of guerrilla warfare.
Guevara and the others underwent arduous hour marches over mountains, across rivers, and through the dense undergrowth, learning and perfecting the procedures of ambush and quick retreat.
They set out for Cuba on November 25, With the group withdrawn to the Sierra, the world wondered whether Castro was alive or dead until early when the interview by Herbert Matthews appeared in The New York Times. The article presented a lasting, almost mythical image for Castro and the guerrillas.
Guevara was not present for the interview, but in the coming months he began to realize the importance of the media in their struggle.Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 14th, He was the eldest of five children, and was of Irish and Spanish decent.
He was a ferocious and avid rugby player, despite being asthmatic. The Italian company Belstaff offers a "Trialmaster Che Guevara replica jacket", a wax cotton, 4 pocket, belted, classic motorcycle jacket – offered as "a perfect replica" of the one worn by a youthful Ernesto Guevara during his famous motorcycle journey across Latin America.
Ché (Ernesto) Guevara: Revolutionary leader Ernesto Guevara, known around the world by his nickname "Ché," was an Argentine doctor turned Marxist revolutionary who became instrumental in the Cuban revolution during the s.
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.
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. Nov 09, · Che Guevara was a prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution (–59) who went on to become a guerrilla leader in South America.
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