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Guevara, Ernesto “Che” [(guh-vahr-uh)]

A Latin-American revolutionary of the twentieth century, Guevara played an important part in the Cuban revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. After holding various government posts in Cuba, he left the country in 1965 to become a guerrilla leader in Latin America. He was killed in Bolivia in 1967.

Note: Guevara rejected both capitalism and orthodox communism. In death he became a martyr for radical students in many countries.
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