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Che Guevara’s son dies

Camilo Guevara has died in Caracas, Venezuela at the age of 60. The ‘BBC’ reports that the emblematic revolutionary’s son suffered a heart attack.

Camilo Guevara has died in Caracas, Venezuela at the age of 60. The 'BBC' reports that the emblematic revolutionary's son suffered a heart attack.

Camilo Guevara, son of Argentine revolutionary Ernesto ‘Ché’ Guevara, died this Wednesday at the age of 60 in Caracas, Venezuela due to a heart attack, as reported by the Cuban government and cited the BBC.

The news of his death was communicated by the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, through his official Twitter profile, with a message in which he expressed condolences to his relatives. “With deep sorrow we say goodbye to Camilo, Che’s son and promoter of his ideas, as director of the Che Center, which preserves part of his father’s extraordinary legacy. Hugs to his mother, Aleida, his widow and daughters and the entire Guevara March family,” he wrote.

A message to which the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, added his condolences. “I express my regret for the emotional passing of Camilo Guevara, son of the great Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Faithful defender of life and the revolutionary legacy of his father. To all his family, my embrace and my condolences,” he wrote on his official Twitter profile.

Born in 1962 and a lawyer by profession, Camilo Guevara was also the president of the Centro Che. This center of study located in Havana, Cuba, has the personal archives of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara in Cuba, and was founded with the aim of disseminating both the study and promotion of the life, work and thought of the Argentine revolutionary.

Camilo was one of four children the Argentine revolutionary had as a result of his marriage to his Cuban wife Aleida March. His siblings are Aleida, Celia and Ernesto. The official profile of the Che Center also lamented Camilo’s death in a post written by his sister Aleida. “It’s very hard when you lose a friend, it really is sad. But when that friend is also your brother, your coworker, your accomplice in life, it’s very difficult, it’s really very difficult”.

Son of the emblem of the Latin American revolutionary

Situated among the most influential political leaders of his time, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara became the emblem of the Latin American revolutionary. On 8 October 1967, the Bolivian army arrested him with the support of two Cuban-American CIA agents. The Bolivian soldier Mario Terán Salazar, who claimed to have killed the guerrilla in 1967, died last March.


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