Sunday 15 June 2008


The children unveiling Guevara's Statue in Rosario, Argentina
AP photo

Thousands witnessed the unveiling of a statue of Ernesto "Che" Guevara (b.14th June 1928, d.9th October 1967) in his Argentine birthplace on 14th June 2008, which would have been his 80th birthday.*

Events marking the legacy and the lifetime of the man most simply know as ‘El Che’ were held around the Argentine city of Rosario.

Guevara was Argentine, born and bred, however he had more followers and was far better known around the world than he was in his home country.

He flourished in Cuba, fought in Africa and was executed in Bolivia.**

At home, military governments and Cold War politics helped suppress his ideas and image.


But now the man known simply in Argentina as ‘El Che’ is now back home in the form of the four-tonne Che Guevara statue which children unveiled in Rosario on Saturday 14th June 2008.

Viva la Revolucion!

“It is better to die standing than to live on your knees.” El Che

* See a full news report HERE from Sri Lanka Daily News

** For more information about El Che, please click HERE

Verba movent, exempla trahunt

- Words move people, examples draw/compel them.

(Deeds, not words, give the example)

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