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Everywhere we went in Cuba we saw pictures of Che Guevara like this one in the twon of Cienfuegos. The young Argentine doctor joined the revolutionary forces in the 1950s having met Fidel Castro in Mexico who was in exile from Cuba. Through armed struggle he helped free Cuba from dictatorships in 1959. In the first week of January he entered Havana with Camilo Cienfuegos soon followed by Fidel Castro. Che Guervara was soon key in the very successful campaigns against illiteracy, and agricultutal reform. He was also key in training the military that was instrumental in repelling the 'Bay of Pigs' invasion in 1961. He left Cuba in 1965 to get involved with revolutions in the Congo and Bolivia. Che Guervara was killed in Bolivia in 1967 under orders from the CIA.
An idealist, Che Guervara believed that the Third World could be freed only through armed conflict. He is buried in Cuba and remains an iconic figure to many Cubans.
The photo shows Che looking down on this street and the ubiquitous old 1950s American car caught my attention - a real time warp and a pictorial statement on Cuba's turbulent modern history.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1586 W: 0 N: 3912] (19257)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-05-29
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-31 1:31
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