1 definition by Viva La Che!

A Hero who rebelled against Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista alongside Fidel Casto.Seen by many as a true historical icon but also viewed by others a terrorist.Was born in Argentina in 1928,the eldest of Five children.Made trips around South America after studying at medical school.In July 1955 he met Fidel Castro and enlisted in the Guerilla expedition to overthrow The dictator Batista.In November 1956 set sail aboard Granma as the doctor to the guerilla group that brgan the armed struggle in the sierra maestra mountains.After only a few months was appointed by Castro as the first Rebel Army commander.In September 1958 he played a decisive role in the military defeat of Batista whilst leading a Guerilla column westward from the Sierra Maestra mountains. After Batista fled Cuba in January 1959,Guevara became a key leader of the new revoloutionary goverment.Guevara also represented The Cuban revoloutionary goverment around the world,heading numerous delegations and speaking at the United nations and other international forums.Guevara eventually left Cuba in 1965 to lead a Cuban-organized guerilla mission to support the revoloutionary struggle in Congo.Later that year he returned to Cuba to prepare another Cuban-organized guerilla force for Bolivia,Arriving in Bolivia in 1966,Guevarra's plan was to challenge that country's military dictatorship and eventually instigate a revoloutionary movement to extend all through Latin America.Che was wounded and captured by US-trained and run Bolivian countersurgency troops on October 8th,1967.wrongly claimed that his final words were'Its me, Che, Im worth more alive than dead.' its also reported that moments before his death he was asked was he thinking of his own immortality, his reply was 'No, im thinking of the immortality of the revoloution.' Che then told his executioner 'I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man' the executioner then open fired hitting Che in his arms and legs.Che as left writhing on the ground,apparently biting his wrist to avoid crying out and allow them to see his pain.Teran(the executioner) then opened fire again fatally hitting him in the Chest then finally his throat.His body was put on display in the hospital. his body was then hidden, only to be found in 1997 to be finally be buried in a fitting military burial. his Legacy still lives to this day with opinions split on Reputation.
Che Guevara is seen as the ultimate freedom fighter.
by Viva La Che! February 16, 2009

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