The will and the revolutionary spirit of Ernesto Che Guevara, live and spread even in the XXI century throughout the world. Young people and many who comb gray hair today wear clothing bearing image of this Argentine fighter who defied danger beyond his borders in pursuit of a dignified life for everyone.
Key chains, clothes, T-shirts, caps and souvenir with the image of the Heroic Guerrilla are sold in shops around the world. For many he remains the highest example of proletarian internationalism, selflessness and altruism.
When speaking of Latin American unity, in addition to the heroes Simón Bolívar and José Martí, it is necessary to evoke Che, along with Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro.
The integrity of the Heroic Guerrilla made him immense and unforgettable. He was a guerrilla, he was also a sociopolitical analyst and theorist, medical doctor, economist, anti-imperialist and representative of the fight for emancipation. And during the war in Cuba he became a military strategist of excellence.
He was consistent in denouncing the attacks and provocations of the U.S. government against Cuba in the midst of media blackout and manipulation. In 1964 in front of the United Nations, he detailed some of the 1,323 acts of aggression on the part of the U.S. armed forces against Cuba in that year alone. Among these were: violation of Cuban airspace, pirate attacks against Cuban ships, burning Cuban sugarcane fields and the killing of a Cuban soldier. Che offered to open diplomatic relations with the U.S. government on the conditions that each government would be treated as sovereign, and that the U.S. respected the international law of non-aggression.
His clarity and boldness in diplomatic relations, as well as his strategic and tactical prowess in armed struggle, made him a great threat to the ruling classes. CIA agent Philip Agee wrote, “There was no person more feared by the company (CIA) than Che Guevara because he had the capacity and charisma necessary to direct the struggle against the political repression of the traditional hierarchies in power in the countries of Latin America.”
They killed a man, but his ideals.