Che, present 56 years after his murder

Havana, Oct 8.- 56 years today since the capture and subsequent murder of the Cuban Argentine guerrilla, Ernesto Che Guevara, his imprint accompanies the will to fight for justice of millions of people in all latitudes.

On October 8, 1956, he was wounded near the town of La Higuera when he participated in the Bolivian struggle for liberation, and with his weapon disabled, he fell into the hands of the enemy; Hours later he was coldly shot by order of the Central Intelligence Agency and the United States Government.

With the clandestine burial of his remains, his executioners tried to silence the example of a character marked by great human sensitivity, extensive knowledge of Latin American reality and, as he revealed in a letter to his parents, a will polished with the delight of an artist. .

However, Ernesto Guevara, or simply Che as his fellow guerrillas in Cuba nicknamed him, is, along with the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, one of the greatest revolutionary references from the second half of the 20th century to date.

«If a paradigm is needed, if a model is needed, if an example is needed to imitate to reach such lofty objectives, men like Che are essential, men and women who imitate him, who are like him, who think like him. him,» said Fidel Castro when highlighting the qualities of the hero.

Che’s mortal remains were located and returned to Cuba in mid-1997, and rest alongside those of his fellow Bolivian guerrillas in a memorial in Santa Clara, a city in the center of this Antillean nation that he helped liberate.

Today’s anniversary marks in this Caribbean nation the beginning of the Camilo-Che day, which extends until October 28, the date of the physical disappearance in a plane accident, in 1959, of Camilo Cienfuegos, his guerrilla companion and dear friend

Both revolutionary commanders were appointed by Fidel Castro to repeat the feat of other Cuban independentists in the 19th century, such as Máximo Gómez and Antonio Maceo, of taking the fight to the entire country through an invasion from east to west.

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