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Universally known as Che Guevara, or simply Che. He was an Argentine-Cuban revolutionary fighter, statesman, writer and physician. His life, behavior and thinking has become the paradigm of millions of men and women around the world.

He was part of the Granma yacht expedition led by Fidel Castro that began the armed struggle against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in the mountains of Oriente, Cuba. During the war he reached the rank of commander and leaded the column 8 Ciro Redondo that extended the war until the center of the Island precipitating the fall of the dictatorship.

During the Revolution he was appointed President of the National Bank of Cuba and Minister of Industries. He also presided over Cuban delegations that visited several countries and was a representative of the revolutionary government in important international conclaves. During the Crisis of October he was designated military chief of the province of Pinar del Río.

In 1965 he led a guerrilla front in the Congo against the intervention of white mercenaries and their local allies. Failed the guerrilla movement he returned to Cuba and began to organize the revolutionary war in Bolivia. After a campaign of several months he felt prisoner of the Bolivian troops in Quebrada del Yuro and a day after his capture he was assassinated. Their remains were located in 1997 and sent to Cuba where they rest in the Commandant Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial Complex that was constructed with this objective in the city of Santa Clara.

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