Be Like Che

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The children attending school in Cuba pledge "We will be like Che" everyday since the execution of Ernesto Che Guevara. Che is remembered for his intentions of liberating Latin America and uniting it against its oppressors. His life was dedicated to revolution. Che's intelligence enabled him to become one of the most memorable revolutionary leaders that Latin America has had. His diaries on guerilla warfare are studied around the world.

Go out into the streets so that the police can hit us with clubs? Nothing doing. I'll go and demonstrate only if you hand me a gun (2).

Che's remark at the age of fifteen demonstrates the intensity of revolution that he has in him. He will soon follow his remark after the Arbenz failure to overthrow Guatemala City and flee to Mexico City (9).

He meets Fidel Castro in the summer of 1955 and joins his crusade to overthrow the dictator Fulgencio Batista of Cuba.

Che lived, died and will always be remembered as a revolutionary.

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14, 1958 in Rosario, Argentina to Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia de la Serna. The family moved from Rosario to Buenos Aires for a medical facility to help little Ernesto with his asthma (3). He was determined not to let the asthma get in the way of his life. He played many rigorous sports such as rugby even though he would suffer asthma attacks in the middle of the games. During the time of his studies, he traveled Latin America with is friend Alberto Granados on a motorcycle. The companions survive by with their luck of finding a job, such as working in the leper center in Peru. Their luck ran out in Miami and Che had to return to Buenos Aires. On March...