Che Guevara was born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina, about 170 miles from Buenos Aires. He was born to Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia de la Serna y Llosa, an Upper-Middle class family.
Guevara was known for being a great student, and graduated from his high school with honors. He went to the University of Buenos Aires for a short time, but left the university in 1951 to join a friend on a cross-continent trip.
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Throughout the trip, he was rocked by the poor living conditions of families in poverty and disease. After the trip, he returned to Medical School, with intent to graduate and help those in need. He received his degree in 1953. However, he soon abandoned medical care, claiming "The only solution is violent revolution."
In 1953, he traveled to Guatemala, as he saw the leftest government overthrown. This only fueled his flame against them. He then went and helped along with Raul and Fidel Castro to overthrow the new government, including brutal dictator, Fulgencio Batista. Arriving in 1956, the next two years saw him as an advisor to the Castro brothers and their guerilla forces. This crumbled Batista's army, and made him flee to Spain in exile, where he would die in 1973.
Beginning of Castro rule
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Fidel Castro came into power in January 1959. Meanwhile, Guevara was put in charge of the La Cabaña prison. While in charge, he executed an estimated total of over a thousand prisoners. Later, he was appointed president of the Cuban National Bank, and the Cuban Minister of Industry. He also was a Cuban Ambassador to Cuba, traveling to put together relations with countries most notably including the Soviet Union.
In 1965, Guevara traveled to Congo to train troops in Guerilla Warfare. However, he returned to Cuba one year later when he failed. Later in 1966, Che went to Bolivia with a small amount of Cuban soldiers to incite a revolution there. On October 8, 1967, he was captured by the Bolivian army. He was killed the next day.
After Guevara's death, he has become one of the biggest political figures ever, with his name often equated with rebellion, revolution, and socialism. His life continues to be of high public intrest, as he was portrayed in two movies, "The Motorcycle Diaries" and the two part biopic, "Che". Simply put, Che was, and still is, a big political figure throughout the world.
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Note- This video includes some quotes that aren't real. The creator was trying to show what Che meant in his quotes by including these