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Che Guevara RIP

Ernesto Che Guevara was a Latin American Marxist, who has become an iconic image. Critics suggest he was a brutal man who ordered executions of opponents and helped the movement of Cuba towards communism. Whatever the memory he will be long remembered and we simply say RIP.

40 years after the capture and summary execution of Che Guevara, his memory is being honoured in a series of commemorative ceremonies.

In Cuba, about 100,000 people are attending a ceremony at his mausoleum in Santa Clara. Other commemorations are being held in Bolivia and Venezuela, where the Argentine-born ‘hero’ was active.

It was in 1967 that Guevara had travelled to Bolivia to help lead an uprising, where he was tracked down by soldiers and killed.

Ernesto Che Guevara was a Latin American Marxist, who has become an iconic image. Critics suggest he was a brutal man who ordered executions of opponents and helped the movement of Cuba towards communism. Whatever the memory he will be long remembered and we simply say RIP.

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