Last day of Che. Both died of the legendary revolutionary
9 October 1967 in Bolivia were shot Ernesto Che Guevara.
“Dear elders! I again feel his heels the ribs of Rocinante again, dressed in armor, I go. About ten years ago I wrote You another farewell letter. As far as I remember, then I regretted not being a better soldier and a better doctor; the second already I’m not interested in a soldier; I turned out not too bad. Basically nothing has changed since then, except that I became much more conscious, my Marxism has taken root in me and was cleansed.
I believe that armed struggle is the only solution for the peoples fighting for their liberation, and I’m consistent in his views.
Many will call me an adventurer, and that’s it. But I’m an adventurer of a special kind, of that breed that are risking their lives in order to prove his innocence. Maybe I’ll try to do it one last time. I’m not looking for it to end, but it is possible if logically proceed from the calculation of possibilities. And if that happens, take my last embrace. I loved You hard, just did not know how to Express their love. I’m too straightforward in his actions and think that sometimes I did not understand. Besides, it was hard for me to understand, but this time — believe me. So, the resolve that I perfected with the passion of the artist, forced to act frail legs and tired lungs. I’ll get it. Remember sometimes this humble condottiere XX century. Kiss Celia, Roberto, Juan-Martin and Patatina, Beatrice, all.
Hugs You is Your prodigal son and incorrigible Ernesto.
The fight is calling
In the spring of 1965, Ernesto Che Guevara has resigned Minister of industry of Cuba. After six years spent as a government official, the commander decided to return to revolutionary struggle.
In April 1965 Che arrives in Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he was involved in the struggle of the rebels against the government. However, the commander is not on good terms with the movement’s leader, Laurent-désiré Kabila, and after a series of setbacks Che Guevara was forced to shut down the operation a few months after it started.
The failure in Africa is not caused him to completely abandon revolutionary activity. After several months of deliberation, Che Guevara decided to go back to Latin America.
The commander decided to concentrate all their forces in Bolivia, where in 1964, in a coup came to power, rené Barrientos.
Pro-American dictator harbored in its territory of Nazi war criminals, and is willing to use their skills to suppress the labor movement and left-wing parties.
Partisans against the CIA and the Nazis
Che Guevara decided that Bolivia is the best suited for the armed uprising. In late 1966 the base of the guerrilla group in Bolivia started to act. In March 1967, the national liberation Army of Bolivia takes first battle with government troops.
Rene Barrientos was terrified by the appearance of Che Guevara, and requested assistance in the United States. The CIA pulled in the country’s best specialists in anti-guerrilla actions. In the hunt for Che involved and the Nazis, including, according to some information, and the “butcher of Lyon” Klaus Barbie.
A detachment of Che Guevara, successfully operated in mountainous terrain, however, he has failed to solve the main task — to give the movement a mass.
The Bolivian army was able to isolate the unit. Local farmers belonged to the guerrillas wary and even hostile.