Ernesto Guevara, more commonly known as “Che,” was Argentine by birth but was a committed internationalist.
After helping successfully lead the 1959 Cuban Revolution and participating in African liberation struggles, he created a guerrilla army in Bolivia where he attempted to implement the foco theory of guerrilla struggle.
Although he was captured and executed by U.S.-backed Bolivian soldiers in 1967, Che remains a symbol of resistance, determination and hope for a better world.
teleSUR takes a look at the 50th anniversary of his assasination and events commemorating his legacy.
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Commemorating His Legacy
Latin America Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Che Guevara’s Death
teleSUR looks at the ceremonies across the continent marking the killing of the revolutionary leader. READ MORE
Che Family Members Arrive in Bolivia for 50th Anniversary of His Death
Arriving with Cuban Government Vice President Ramiro Valdes, Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s four children will be attending the events in homage to the fallen revolutionary on the 50th anniversary of his execution. READ MORE
‘Be Like Che’: Cuba Observes 50th Anniversary of Revolutionary’s Death
Hundreds of thousands of Cuban and international guests poured into in Santa Clara, Cuba to pay homage to the revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara, one of the leaders of the Cuban Revolution. READ MORE
Cuban Doctors Honored to Carry on Che’s Legacy in La Higuera, Bolivia
A group of Cuban doctors who are working in La Higuera, Bolivia, where revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara was killed, say they work to keep his spirit alive as a doctor and as a revolutionary. READ MORE
Irish Postal Stamp to Honor Che on 50th Anniversary of Death
An Irish postal company has launched a stamp in honor of Ernesto Che Guevara in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death. READ MORE
Bolivia Begins Tribute to Che on 50th Anniversary of Death
Bolivia has begun its commemoration of Ernesto “Che” Guevara 50 years after his murder, highlighting his revolutionary accomplishments with a host of activities ahead of the anniversary on Oct. 9. READ MORE
Cuba’s Rock Festival ‘Great Homeland’ Honors Che
The fourth edition of the Patria Grande Festival, the famed Latin American rock festival, is taking place in Cuba until Oct. 5 featuring rock bands from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador as well as Cuban rockers. READ MORE
Remembering His Contributions
The Legacy of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
Guevara never abandoned his internationalist convictions, eventually leaving Cuba and his posts there to support the national liberation struggles of the African continent. Frustrated by a lack of success with the situation in the Congo, he left Africa for Latin America. READ MORE
Remembering Che Guevara 50 Years After His Assassination
He saw the actions and proposals of the Cuban Revolution as “clashing with what one reads in the (Soviet) textbooks” and contributed insightful Marxist critiques of both capitalist and socialist societies and their theories. READ MORE