The mixed portrait of an emblematic figure in history Che Guevara
Che Guevara was a well-known figure of the Cuban revolution. He worked with Fidel Castro and traveled the world with the aim of provoking revolutions. He is a symbol of a radical revolution for those who are under-represented because of capitalist society. Although Che Guevara is well known as an outstanding military leader, his influence extends beyond his military achievements. Let us learn more about his history and his achievements.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was an Argentine physician and revolutionary who played a key role in the Cuban revolution. He also served in the government of Cuba after the communist takeover before leaving Cuba to try to spark rebellions in Africa and South America. He was captured and executed by Bolivian security forces in 1967. Today, he is considered by many as a symbol of rebellion and idealism, while others see him as a murderer.
THE TUMULTUOUS LIFE OF CHE GUEVARA
Che Guevara was born on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina, into a middle-class family. His family was somewhat aristocratic and his lineage could be traced back to the early days of Argentinean colonization. His family moved around a lot during Ernesto’s youth. He developed severe asthma during his childhood; however, he was determined to overcome his illness and was very active in his youth, playing rugby, swimming, and other physical activities. He also received an excellent education.
He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires and during this time traveled extensively in South and Central America. During his studies, one of his peculiarities was that he firmly believed that the patient’s state of mind is as important as the medicine he receives. During his travels, the widespread poverty and oppression he witnessed, coupled with his interest in Marxism, convinced him that armed revolution was the only solution to the problems of South and Central America.
Disgusted by Argentina’s corrupt military dictatorship, Guevara was a convinced Marxist from his teenage years, and during his university studies, he devoted himself to revolutionary causes. In 1953, he obtained a degree in medicine and became a political actor in his home country, Argentina, and later in neighboring Bolivia and Guatemala. He left Argentina shortly after graduation to take part in a communist revolt in Guatemala.