Che Guevara


Marc Becker

Sender Name

Abdelghany ElSharkawy

Note About the book  

Thirty years after his death, university students throughout Latin America still wear T-shirts emblazoned with Che Guevara's image. Workers carry placards and banners featuring him as they march through the streets demanding higher wages and better working conditions. Zapatista guerrillas in southern Mexico paint murals depicting Che together with Emiliano Zapata and Indian heros. In Cuba, vendors sell Che watches to tourists. Not only has he captured the popular imagination, but recently several authors have written lengthy biographies detailing the revolutionary's life.

In the face of a political milieu that considers socialism to be a discredited ideology, what explains this continued international fascination with a guerrilla leader and romantic revolutionary who died in a failed attempt to spark a hemispheric Marxist insurrection?