Profile….Name : Ernesto Rafael Guevara De La SernaBorn: 16th June,1928Birth place: Rosario, ArgentinaRace: HispanicReligion: AtheistField: RevolutionaryFamous for: Symbol of revolution
Family…. Father: Ernesto Guevara Lynch Mother: Celia De La Serna His family was liberal, anti Nazi, and not very religious.
Childhood…. He was the eldest of five children in the family. Around the age of 2, he developed asthma, a condition from which he suffered his entire life. He was an avid rugby union player and earned himself the nickname “Fuser” His schoolmates nicknamed him “Chancho”(pig), because he rarely bathed, and proudly wore a weekly shirt.
Earlydays…. He was passionate about poetry, especially that of Pablo Neruda and John Keats. He was an enthusiastic reader, with interests including Carl Marx and William Faulkner. Additionally he enjoyed the works of Jawaharlal Nehru, Vladimir Lenin, Robert Frost and Franz Kafka.
Education…. Che changes so many schools as his family moved from place to place. In 1948, he entered, the University of Buenos Aires to study medicine. In 1953, he graduated from the university, where he was trained as a doctor.
The Motorcycle Diary.. On December 1951 Che and his partner Alberto Granado took a trip to South America by a motorcycle with the final goal of spending a few weeks volunteering at the San Pablo Leper colony in Peru.
Before he change the world, theworld change him….
Guatemala On July 7, 1953, the journey continues again to Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. After witnessing American intervention in Guatemala in 1954, Che realigned and become convinced that the only way to bring about change way by violent revolution. On July 1955, he met Fidel Castro.
July 26 movement…. On 2nd December, 1956 an organized group of 82 revolutionaries including Che and Castro landed in Cuba and launched a guerilla war against the hated Batista regime. Castro make Che, the commander. On 1-2 January 1959, the fall of the hated Batista regime, who was a US puppet considered by Che.
After the revolution… On June 2, Che married Aleida March He travelled Africa, Asia, Yugoslavia On July 15 he flies to Japan and visit Hiroshima. On October 7, he became the head of the industry department of Cuba. On November 26, he is named president of the national bank.
Guerrilla warfare…. “Guerra de guerrillas” is a book written by Che, about his fighting days. From October 21 to February 1961, he travelled to the socialist countries like China, Czechoslovakia and USSR.
Leaving the nationality…. In April 1965, he gave up all his official positions and his Cuban nationality in front of Fidel Castro. In July he secretly travelled to Congo through Cairo. On October 3, Fidel Castro showed the letter Where Che had given up his nationality.
Back to Cuba…. In march 1966,he had to leave Congo and went back to Cuba. From March to June he travelled through Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia.
The set of the sun…. On March 23,1967 the gorilla defeated the Bolivian army in their first unexpected battle. On October 8, the battle in Quebrada de yoru took place. The following day, the Bolivian government announced that Che had been executed. On October 15, Fidel Castro officially accepted Che’s death.
“I know you are here to kill me. Shoot,coward you re only going to kill a man…”
Failure in Bolivia…. Working class Bolivians were happy with the capitalism. The hungry eyes of common people made him mad. It was quite impossible to get the victory of socialist revolution in a foreign country. Without food and medicines for a year wandering in jungles, made the guerillas half dead.
The sun still shines…. He is the lord of modern revolution. He was god for the common poor people. The icon of anti capitalism & social liberation. Hero of third world socialist nations. The greatest inspiring leader for the youths of all time. His holy sacrifice.
A saint or sinner….? Che was always known to be a strict disciplinarian and he was almost known to be tyrannical, but that is how one should be when one is a warrior of a revolution. Somebody describes Che as “the killing machine”, but from my point of view he just followed Gandhijee’s words “do or die”.
A man, many qualities A great revolutionary A true politician An awesome author A kind hearted physician A military theorist An inspiring leader of world history
Autobiography & biography…. Guerrilla warfare Che Guevara Manifesto -- David Sanderson The motorcycle diaries Che Guevara: a revolutionary life -- Jon Lee I, Che Guevara -- John Blackthorn