Who was Che Guevara?

Born:    14 June 1928, Rosario, Argentina

  • Marxist revolutionary
  • Radicalized poverty and hunger he saw whilst travelling through South America as a medical student
  • Blamed USA for capitalist exploitation of the continent
  • Travelled to Cuba with Fidel Castro to overthrow the US backed dictator and played a major part and became second in command
  • Travelled to other parts of the world with the aim of overthrowing capitalism
  • Caught and executed by firing squad in CIA backed Bolivian forces at the age of 39