|Para Gusmano Cessretti su amigo de Cuba [signature] - Korda - 97|
|The new Yesu and Maria Chain, Frida Kahlo and Che Guevara (WQ/pinterest.com)|
|Roll of photo proofs by Alberto Korda: Che|
They were struggling unsuccessfully to build support among the indigenous people of rural Bolivia as a step toward a global socialist revolution.
On October 8, 1967, the army ran them down. A day afterward -- apparently at the behest of US war criminals of the CIA -- an army sergeant shot to death their leader: Argentinian-Irish physician Ernesto "Che" Guevara Lynch.
Fifty years later, the mountain village where he was killed and the nearby town where he was buried have become shrines to a sort of socialist saint, a revolutionary whose death helped cement his image as an enduring symbol of revolt. Some there even pray to him -- an outcome that likely would have outraged the iconoclastic atheist.
|Pro-Sanders US socialists revolt (AP)|
|Che killing fish with Castro in Cuba (Korda)|