Ernesto Guevara

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna

General Facts about Ernesto Guevara

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14th , 1928 in the city of Rosario, Argentina, in the province of Santa Fe.

While he was still very young began to suffer from asthma.

He attended school regularly during primary education, but further studies were very irregular because of his illness.

However, with the help of his parents he finished high school and then studied medicine. He was an independent, thorough boy, attracted by books and very determined.

Despite his illness was a risky football player.

He was noted for his courage and his utter lack of fear. He liked to do useful things for the life of the traveler or guerrilla who joined later.

Ernesto Guevara and their main activities

Ernesto Guevara was one of the 82 expeditionary Granma yacht.

Once in Sierra Maestra Mountains he acted like doctor and combatant.

He quickly became known for his reckless courage, his tactical vision and his ability to command, in spite of suffering severe asthma attacks in a country that by its climate has one of the highest rates of this disease in the world.

The Revolution triumph he served in many different responsibilities.

On January 2nd, 1959 he assumed the command of the military fortress of La Cabana and later he was appointed as Head of Industrialization of the National Institute of Agrarian Reform.

He was president of the National Bank and in 1961 he was appointed as Minister of Industry.

In the diplomatic area he acted as responsible for several international economic missions.

During the performance of their duties, Che tested all his skills and virtues. He gave himself entirely to the revolutionary work at the same time was a profound scholar and a severe and demanding boss, which was based on the principle of self required and lead by their own example.

Despite his many obligations Che always found time for volunteering work. This work was considered by him as a necessary activity for the Revolution and for the formation of communist man.

Convinced of the need to extend the armed struggle in the Third World boosted the installation of guerrilla groups in several countries in Latin America.

Between 1965 and 1967 he fought in the Congo and Bolivia.

In the latter, the October 9th, 1967 he was captured and executed secretly by the Bolivian Army in collaboration with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

On July 12th, 1997 his remains were transferred to Cuba.

Once on the island they were greeted by a crowd of people who paid tribute to him along the route to Santa Clara, place to where the remains of most of the guerrillas who accompanied him on his expedition also were moved.

His remains lie today in the “Ernesto Guevara” Memorial Place of the city of Santa Clara today.

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