Che Guevara 49th death anniversary marked

Che Guevara 49th death anniversary marked

Che Guevara 49th death anniversary marked

Written by Tharushan Fernando

09 Oct, 2016 | 9:30 pm

Today marks the 49th death anniversary of the iconic revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

Ernesto “Che” Guevara more widely known as Cheis an icon and a symbol of rebellion and a global insignia in popular culture.

Che joined Fidel Castro, and sailed to Cuba aboard the yacht Granma, with the intention of overthrowing US-backed Cuban dictator Fuljencio Batista.

He soon rose to prominence, and played a pivotal role in the victorious two-year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime in the year 1959.

Following the Cuban Revolution, Guevara performed a number of key roles in the new government, serving as both national bank president and instructional director for Cuba’s armed forces, and traversing the globe as a diplomat on behalf of Cuban socialism.

After being a driving force in the Kongovian and Bolivain revolutions Che was captured by the military in Bolivia.

He breathed his last on this day in 1968 after being held captive and being tortured.

To date Che’s memory is immortalized as one of the greatest revolutionaries the world has seen.

 

-The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.- 

                                                                                                                            Ernesto “Che” Guevara

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