My new book Che Guevara: A Biography has just been released. This book is the most up-to-date biography of Che Guevara now available and is written for a new generation of readers interested in learning about him and his legacy.
As long as we continue to prop up the very system of capitalism, whether it be through corporate conceived sustainable economic development projects, or economic bailouts, we will never truly address the root causes of poverty.
Albanian Youth & Che
By Stephen Zunes - September 21, 2008
The history of U.S. intervention in support for rightist elements in Bolivia is long. The United States was the major foreign backer of the dictatorial regime of René Barrientos, who seized power in a 1964 military coup. The CIA and U.S. Special Forces played a key role in suppressing a leftist peasant uprising that followed...The apparent triumph of the neoliberal model of globalization in the early 1990s...made it appear as if the days of cruder forms of U.S. interventionism in Latin America were a thing of the past...Recent events...may be a frightening indication that this is no longer the case.
Prensa Latina, Havana
Havana, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Fidel Castro termed Commander Ernesto Che Guevara an exceptional combatant and a mastermind of consciences in our America and the world, on the the 40th anniversary of his death. In his article Monday entitled "Che," the Cuban Revolution leader highlighted the revolutionary struggle and example left by the heroic guerrilla fighter, of whom he said: he still fights with us and for us.
Havana, Oct 9 (acn) "The ideals and actions of Commander Ernesto Guevara are examples for those who defend equality and justice," said Bolivian President Evo Morales in his closing speech of the main rally to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of the revolutionary leader held on Monday in Valle Grande, Bolivia.
by Mahir Ali
October 09, 2007
IN a small Bolivian town called Vallegrande, somewhat to the discomfiture of the resident priest, local Catholics commonly offer prayers not only to the Lord but also to a certain Saint Ernesto. The reference is not to some revered religious figure from the distant past but to a devout atheist who blazed a revolutionary trail in the latter half of the 20th century.
Juan de Marcos González, founder of the Buena Vista Social Club, Gavin Turk , a British artist who has used the image of Che Guevara in his work, Gary Hart, former US presidential candidate and author of I, Che Guevara, and Evo Morales answer the question, "Who is Che to you?"
Greg Grandin, a history professor at New York University, is the author of several books on American influence in Latin America, most recently last year’s Empire’s Workshop.
NY Daily News
An intimate memoir of Che Guevara by his widow is making the rounds of New York publishers this week as the 40th anniversary of his death approaches.
Aleida March tenderly describes the man behind the revolutionary icon in her manuscript, "Evocation." Her book details her experiences falling in love, marrying and raising four children with Guevara, who was killed in Bolivia at age 39.
On October 9, 1967, 40 years ago today, Che Guevara was assassinated in Bolivia by his CIA-assisted and -directed captors.
He told the frightened soldier who was sent to execute him in the small room where Che lay, seriously wounded: “I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man."
Rory Carroll, Latin America correspondent
Tuesday October 2, 2007 | The Guardian
The Bolivian soldier who executed Che Guevara 40 years ago has had his sight restored by Cuban doctors, turning him into an unlikely advertisement for the revolutionary's ideals.