Che Guevara. Ernesto Guevara de la Serna ( 1928 – 1967 ) Born June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina Studied at the University of Buenos Aires Political Activist in native Argentina, Guatemala, Bolivia and Cuba. Revolution For The Human Being. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
( 1928 1967 )
Born June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina
Studied at the University of Buenos Aires
Political Activist in native Argentina, Guatemala, Bolivia and
Revolution For The Human Being
His commitment to the revolution is explained first of all by
his desire to liberate humanity from the invisible cage in which
society encloses men and women when they are condemned to remain
only wolves to other men and women. Socialism (Communism) has no
meaning and cannot triumph if it does not represent a project for
civilization, a social ethic, a model of a society totally agnostic
to the petty values of individualism, fierce egotism, competition,
the war of all against all in a capitalist system. His approach to
the revolution is above all a matter of human encounters. (Olivier
Besancenot and Michael Lowy, 32)
_______________________________________Che Guevara and Fidel
CastroIn 1954, he met Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro and his
brother Raul while in Mexico.Guevara became part of Fidel Castro's
efforts to overthrow the Batista government in Cuba. He served as a
military advisor to Castro and led guerrilla troops in battles
against Batista forces. When Castro took power in 1959,
Guevarabecame in charge of La Cabaa Fortress prison. It is
estimated that between 156 and 550 people were executed on
Guevara's extra-judicial orders during this time.Later, he
becamepresident of the Cuban national bank and helped to shift the
country's trade relations from the United States to the Soviet
Union. Three years later, he was appointed minister of industry.
Guevara left this post in 1965 to export the ideas of Cuba's
revolution to other parts of the world.
___________________________I don't know if the Cuban revolution
will survive or not. It's difficult to say. But [if it doesn't] . .
. don't come looking for me among the refugees in the embassies.
I've had that experience, and I'm not ever going to repeat it. I
will go out with a machine gun in my hand, to the barricades. . .
I'll keep fighting to the end. Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
The life of a human being is worth more than all the gold of the
richest man on Earth
BoliviaIn 1966, he began to try to incite the people of Bolivia
to rebel against their government, but had little success. With
only a small guerrilla force to support his efforts, Guevara was
captured and killed in La Higuera by the Bolivian army on October
If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a
comrade of mine. Ernesto Che Guevara
Since his death, Guevara has become a legendary political
figure. His name is often equated with rebellion, revolution, and
socialism. Others, however, still remember that he could be
ruthless and ordered prisoners executed without trial in Cuba.
Guevara's life continues to be a subject of great public interest
and been explored and portrayed in numerous books and films,
including The Motorcycle Diaries
Work Cited"Che Guevara Biography." Bio True Story (A&E
Television Networks) (2011): 1. Web. 4 Apr 2011. .
Besancenot, Olivier. Che Guevara - His Revolutionary Legacy. New
York: 2009. 32. Print. "Ernesto 'Che' Guevara ." IMDB (1990): 6.
Web. 4 Apr 2011. . CHE. Dir. Steven Soderbergh." Perf. Benicio Del
Toro, . IFC Films: 2008, Film.