facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Che Guevara pal Granado dies

March 6, 2011 at 12:56 AM   |   Comments

HAVANA, March 6 (UPI) -- Alberto Granado, who was a sidekick to the late Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara, died Saturday in Havana. He was 88.

Cuban television reported Granado's body would be cremated and his ashes spread over Cuba, Argentina and Venezuela, the Cuban News Agency reported.

Born in Argentina, Granado was a writer, doctor and scientist but was best known for his book "Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary."

The book recounted their South American trip, taken between Dec. 29, 1951, and July 1952, during which they saw for themselves the poverty and squalor of the continent's native peoples.

The book was the basis of the 2004 film 'The Motorcycle Diaries' in which Granado was portrayed by Rodrigo de la Serna. Che Guevara was played by Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, the news agency said.

Granado arrived in Cuba in 1961 and went on to become the founder of the Santiago de Cuba School of Medicine, The Havana Times noted.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
American man detained by South Korean marines American man detained by South Korean marines
5
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven' Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback