Cubans Pay Tribute to Che Guevara

Havana, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) In the sculptural complex where the remains of Ernesto Che Guevara and his Bolivian comrades-in-arms are buried, Cubans are due to recall Monday the 40th anniversary of his death.

As part of the tribute on the island and throughout the world to the Argentinean-Cuban guerrilla fighter, an extensive representation from the central Cuban province of Villa Clara, on behalf of the people, will meet in a solemn act.

Among attendees are members from the Rebel Army, as well as relatives of Che and of those combatants who were part of the internationalist detachment commanded by him.

Che was arrested by the Bolivian army forces on October 8, 1967, after combat overwhelmingly against him. He was murdered in La Higuera the following day by order of the US Central Intelligence Agency.

His courage, modesty, dedication, humanism, integrity and solidarity have been inspiration for several social movements and progressive forces of the world in these 40 years.

Exhibitions, lectures, interactive forums, the creation of the Ernesto Che Guevara Department, a simultaneous chess match, issue of stamps and presentation of films have been part of the Cubans’ homage to his heroic guerrilla fighter.


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