The Heat: Che Guevara, 50 years later

The Heat

Che Guevara

Ernesto “Che” Guevara was an Argentinian doctor who helped Fidel Castro overthrow the Cuban government of Fulgencio Batista in 1959.

Guevara became one of the most important leaders in Cuba’s revolutionary government, heading the central bank and industry ministry.  He had hoped to replicate the revolution in Congo and then Bolivia, where he was captured and ultimately killed.

Fifty years later, his spirit of freedom and rebellion lives on throughout Latin America.

CGTN’s Michael Voss reports from Havana.
Follow Michael Voss on Twitter @mvosscuba

To discuss Che Guevara’s legacy:

  • Carlos Alzugaray, a former Cuban diplomat and educator
  • Piero Gleijeses, a professor of United States Foreign Policy at John Hopkins University
  • Jiang Shixue, the director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Shanghai University
  • Bill Fletcher Jr, a racial justice, labor & international activist

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