Man dressed as Che Guevara for court

CONSETT, England, April 15 (UPI) -- A British book dealer accused of stealing a Shakespeare first edition arrived in court dressed as Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
Del Toro hopeful 'Che' will find audience

Del Toro hopeful 'Che' will find audience

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro said his new movie, "Che," should find an audience despite being 4 1/2 hours long and in Spanish.

Bin Laden called al-Qaida's 'Che Guevara'

BERLIN, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Germany's intelligence chief said in an interview Monday that Osama bin Laden no longer plans attacks personally.

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Soderbergh's Che bio-pic debuts at Cannes

Soderbergh's Che bio-pic debuts at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 23 (UPI) -- Director Steven Soderbergh's two-part Che Guevara bio-pic reportedly ran more than four hours long when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
Eastwood's film to premiere in Cannes

Eastwood's film to premiere in Cannes

CANNES, France, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Clint Eastwood's new film, "Changeling," reportedly is set to premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in France.

Arms freeze threat -- Part 1

MOSCOW, March 14 (UPI) -- If Venezuela goes to war with Colombia, Russia will not hesitate to freeze its arms supplies.
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Commentary: CHIMEA no chimera

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Below Washington's geopolitical radar screen, where Iraq and Iran tend to blur out the rest of the world, momentous events are in the making.

Victor Rabinowitz, left-wing lawyer, dies

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Victor Rabinowitz, a left-wing New York lawyer who represented scores of controversial clients, including the Cuban government, has died at the age of 96.

Che Guevara's hairs sold for $100,000

DALLAS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hairs belonging to Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara were sold at auction for $100,000, The New York Times reported Friday.

Gallery to proceed with Guevara auction

DALLAS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- An auction gallery in Texas plans to go ahead with the sale of mementos of revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara, including a lock of his hair.

Fidel Castro chats live with Hugo Chavez

HAVANA, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Fidel Castro was heard on live television during the weekend for the first time since falling ill last year and turning over Cuba's government to his brother.

Cubans remember guerrilla fighter Guevara

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Thousands of Cubans Tuesday commemorated the 40th anniversary of the death of Marxist revolutionary leader Che Guevara at his tomb.

Guevara remembered 40 years after death

LA HIGUERA, Bolivia, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Thousands of people gathered in Bolivia this week to mark the 40th anniversary of the execution of Marxist guerrilla Che Guevara.

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Ernesto Che Guevara
WAP870112211 - 2 AUGUST 1961 - HAVANA, CUBA: Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) and Major Ernesto "Che" Guevara wait to board a plane for Montevideo, Uruguay. Guevara was killed in Bolivia on October 8, 1967. UPI

Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Spanish pronunciation: ; June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Since his death, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol and global insignia within popular culture.

As a medical student, Guevara traveled throughout Latin America and was transformed by the endemic poverty he witnessed. His experiences and observations during these trips led him to conclude that the region's ingrained economic inequalities were an intrinsic result of capitalism, monopolism, neocolonialism, and imperialism, with the only remedy being world revolution. This belief prompted his involvement in Guatemala's social reforms under President Jacobo Arbenz, whose eventual CIA-assisted overthrow solidified Guevara's radical ideology. Later, while living in Mexico City, he met Raúl and Fidel Castro, joined their 26th of July Movement, and travelled to Cuba aboard the yacht, Granma, with the intention of overthrowing U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to second-in-command, and played a pivotal role in the successful two year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime.

Following the Cuban Revolution, Guevara performed a number of key roles in the new government. These included instituting agrarian reform as minister of industries, serving as both national bank president and instructional director for Cuba’s armed forces, reviewing the appeals and firing squads for those convicted as war criminals during the revolutionary tribunals, and traversing the globe as a diplomat on behalf of Cuban socialism. Such positions allowed him to play a central role in training the militia forces who repelled the Bay of Pigs Invasion and bringing to Cuba the Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missiles which precipitated the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Additionally, he was a prolific writer and diarist, composing a seminal manual on guerrilla warfare, along with a best-selling memoir about his youthful motorcycle journey across South America. Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, first unsuccessfully in Congo-Kinshasa and later in Bolivia, where he was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces and executed.

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