Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (Unabridged)
by Che Guevara
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The people of Cuba struggled against immense odds to emerge victorious from years of brutal dictatorship and poverty in 1959. This is Che Guevara's classic eyewitness account of the transformation of a country and also the transformation of Che himself - from a troop doctor to a revolutionary leader, who would become one of the greatest icons of the 20th century. Following the phenomenally successful film adaptation of The Motorcycle Diaries, two of Che Guevara's later and most insightful diaries were brought to the big screen in 2008. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Benicio del Toro, Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War and The Bolivian Diary were released as Guerilla and The Argentine.
He was what he was.
Now what I do not understand is how people think this way. Che was a revolutionary, he killed people. But how many innocent people died in the French revolution? Or even the American Revolution, which was fought because we did not want to pay high taxes, surely there was a better way to go about it. Learn some more about Cuba before the revolution before you criticize it. And realistically think about America’s part in it. Our Embargo on Cuba basically eliminated its economy. Now other countries could trade with Cuba but why would they? They would not trade with Cuba as it may ruin their trade with America. Che killed hundreds of people, America has killed Thousands, and perhaps even millions, so before you judge Che, look at your own countries, what did Bush do but kill our people and innocent Iraqis for his ideologies in the Iraqi war. And guess who put Al-Quida into power. Yep, America. Our Government sent billions to fund the militant’s fight against Russia (Who actually was working with the Afghan Government). Ignorance is bliss, but facing the truth takes courage.
The Symbol of Revolution against Injustice and Oppression: Ernesto "Che" Guevarra
For indigenous communities of Latin America; from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Bolivia, "Che" was simply an inspiration of revolt against injustices to those who were oppressed and taken advantage of. In the Andes of South America the wealthy unfortunately took advantage of those poor Native American people. I am Kechua of Ecuador, and what he did and what he believed still stands today. He revolted against those who took too much of our lands and our people, the history of Cuba resembles a struggle in a war. If those Cubans that left their country say he was a murderer, they may have their reasons to believe so, but I ask you: Who did Ernesto "Che" Guevarra killed? Was it innocent people or those who betrayed his vision in creating equal rights for those less fortunate(economically). I could be wrong, but weren't the Cubans that left that country the rich, who had certain alliances with U.S companies? Weren't their certain U.S corporations that were helping only certain elite Cubans, or rich Cubans? What about the rest of the population, dictator Batista did kill those who acted against him, I wonder what these people who tag "Che" as an "Assasin" have to say about Batista. If "Che" killed certain people, could you all let us know who he killed? Was it innocent people? If so then who? And Why? Think bout it and let us "ignorant"people know.
Che should not be lumped with Castro: See Bolivian Diaries
Che Guevera was killed in Boliva by the Bolivan Government, with help from the CIA. Secondly, Che is not "El Che" but just Che which is a Argentine slang word similar to saying "dude" or "man". this is just to clarify the truth of the death of Che Guevera. His Reminiscences of the Cuban revolutionary war, is jsut what the title implies, one mans viw on the revolution. And to Cuban expatriates, ask yourself what makes Che worthy of your hate? The one that deserves your ire is Fidel Castro, Che Guevera was a man that attempted to do excactly what Sam Adams and George Washington did. War is War, people will die.