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Che Guevara

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Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (June 14, 1928Birthdate[›] – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara or el Che, was an Argentine-born physician, Marxist, politician, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas. As a young man studying medicine, Guevara traveled “rough” throughout Latin America, bringing him into direct contact with the poverty in which many people live. Through these experiences he became convinced that only revolution could remedy the region’s economic inequality, leading him to study Marxism and become involved in Guatemala’s social revolution under President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán.

Some time later, Guevara became a member of Fidel Castro’s paramilitary 26th of July Movement, which seized power in Cuba in 1959. After serving in various important posts in the new government and writing a number of articles and books on the theory and practice of guerrilla warfare, Guevara left Cuba in 1965 with the intention of fomenting revolutions first in the Congo-Kinshasa (later named the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and then in Bolivia, where he was captured in a CIA/ U.S. Army Special Forces-organized military operation. Guevara died at the hands of the Bolivian Army in La Higuera near Vallegrande on October 9, 1967. Participants in, and witnesses to, the events of his final hours testify that his captors executed him without trial.

After his death, Guevara became an icon of socialist revolutionary movements worldwide. An Alberto Korda photo of Guevara has received wide distribution and modification.

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  • kenPerez

    Claro que disfrutamos sus playeras y en Bolivia lo conocen como el Cristo ateo, por lo tanto volverá, con todo su fervor revolucionario para derrocar a los pulpos del imperialismo yanqui... llegará la hora que vuelva Sandino y también Malcom X y George Jackson y las black panther...

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • BlackMetallizer

    HERO

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • SovietRadio

    Che did not purge enough. Anyone who complains of his actions against dissidents is a great big stupid pussy. learn more history stupid racist.

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    Sell Out

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    Enjoy your t-shirts. [6]

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • slave4music_

    Enjoy your t-shirts. [5]

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Itose

    Nothing more than a terrorist. But I do love seeing kids with his face on their shirt, makes me feel proud that the Capitalist system has essentially taken a giant crap on all of his beliefs.

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ZOMBIESTEVEARG

    I find the "Freedom of Speech" group on the right pretty ironic seeing Cuba's stance on internet freedom, or freedom of speech in general.

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ZOMBIESTEVEARG

    Purging your country of dissidents - a good or bad thing?

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Kershlaus91

    quel homme courageux...un vrai acteur pour la justice

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Mr_Romeo

    Hero.

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Schander

    Anti-money

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Matheusmetal15

    Enjoy your t-shirts. [3]

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • morbid-rogue

    Enjoy your t-shirts. [2]

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • little_raven

    Enjoy your t-shirts.

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • MrSandinista

    Revolution in the modern world can be protected only up in arms. The Soviet people couldn't protect the revolution by the weapon and have lost. Now the Soviet people kill each other in international wars. And in the country fascist communities, racism, nazism prosper. For now the former Soviet people die out on one million a year. Also don't forget that the fascist plague Europe was won by communists.

    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • jjarichardson

    There is a general double standard of criticism applied to Che's legacy. Did he kill people? Yes, he was a solider. Was he an executioner? Yes, and although I do not condone capital punishment in any circumstance, all those shot by the revolutionary tribunals were CIA-supported war criminals who had committed crimes against humanity on par with all of those hung at Nuremberg.

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
  • H-channie

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4036605.stm

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • oigrrrl805

    "But I think he fought for a great cause and he died trying to help people in Latin America." - Some "help"! He turns his back on them and makes racist comments about the people he supposedly helped.

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • oigrrrl805

    " fascism, communism, whatever... same shit... " Yup! They may not be the same but they are totalitarian bullshit and fail.

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
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