On This Day — Che Guevara Is Executed (October 9 1967)

“The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.”

“The only passion that guides me is for the truth… I look at everything from this point of view.”

“I had a project for my life which involved 10 years of wandering, then some years of medical studies and, if any time was left, the great adventure of physics.”

“I have a wish. It is a fear as well – that in my end will be my beginning.”

Che Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967)

A 1960 photo taken by Alberto Korda of Guevara in a beret became iconic and has since appeared on countless posters and T-shirts.

On this day in 1967, socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara (age 39) was killed by the Bolivian army. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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The U.S.-military-backed Bolivian forces captured Guevara on October 8 while battling his band of guerillas in Bolivia and assassinated him the following day.

His hands were cut off as proof of death and his body was buried in an unmarked grave.

In 1997, Guevara’s remains were found and sent back to Cuba, where they were reburied in a ceremony attended by President Fidel Castro and thousands of Cubans.

Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna was born to a well-off family in Argentina in 1928.

While studying medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, he took time off to travel around South America on a motorcycle; during this time, he witnessed the poverty and oppression of the lower classes.

He received a medical degree in 1953 and continued his travels around Latin America, becoming involved with left-wing organizations.

In the mid 1950s, Guevara met up with Fidel Castro and his group of exiled revolutionaries in Mexico. Guevara played a key role in Castro’s seizure of power from Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and later served as Castro’s right-hand man and minister of industry.

Guevara strongly opposed U.S. domination in Latin America and advocated peasant-based revolutions to combat social injustice in Third World countries. Castro later described him as “an artist of revolutionary warfare.”

Ernesto Che Guevara Death in 1967 – Bolivia

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Che Guevara is executed — History

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On This Day — Che Guevara is executed (October 9 1967)

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