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    Ché Guevara

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 25, 2004

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    Ch�� Guevara

    The memorial of Ché - a friend of Fidel Castro during the Revolution.
    He was from Argentina - doctor - became minister of finance after the revolution and died/ was murdered in Bolivia.
    He was a revolutionair in many African countries like Belgian Congo during 1965/66
    But his mission failed that period.
    He knew already Laurent Kabila that time, Kabila who made black history in the nineteens.

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    Close to Ernesto Ché Guevara memorial

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 8, 2004

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    Cuban��People

    Close to the memorial i saw those proud cubans - a nice background - and my Canon EOS 50E was ready to frame this view
    Remarkable are the many lyrics on the marble monument of wich the valedictory letter from Ché to Fidel is impressive.
    Untill now - nobody is convinced who really wrote this letter : Ché - the CIA or Fidel himself?

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    Memorial "Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara"

    by El_Sueco Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    Che

    This monument was erected to celebrate the 30 years anniversery of the battle of Santa Clara, the final battle of the revolution.
    It is designed by Jorge Cao Campos and the sculptor José Delarra and was uncovered 28, December 1988.
    The big statue shows Che with his arm in plaster (he had broken it in the battle).
    There is also a museum and the Mausoleum for Che Guevara (unfortunately closed at the time of my visit).
    The rests of Che and his six comrades were brought to Cuba from Bolivia 1977, 30 years after their deaths.

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    Read the engraving's stone...

    by silvia-m.b Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Read the engraving's stone next to Che Guevara's Monument: 'Se asigna al comandante Che Guevara la Misión de conducir desde la Sierra Maestra hasta la provincia de las Villas una columna rebelde'
    Che Guevara's History and Art together...lovely! See the 16 engraving's stones that were make with cuban marble.

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    See Che Guevara's Monument:...

    by silvia-m.b Written Oct 4, 2002

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    See Che Guevara's Monument: this bronze sculpture has 7 m. high and 20 tons weight. Was built by José Delarra Cuba's artist and Che's face is looking Latin America, to the south.
    'Che' in all his bigness...WOW! Impact me...

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    The monument to Che Guevara -...

    by Zap-b Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The monument to Che Guevara - including his final resting place together with 30+ comrades who also died in Bolivia in 1967.
    The monument itself was built in the 1980's though it was only in 1997 that Bolivia agreed to repatriate the remains of Che and other comrades to Bolivia. The eternal flame was lit on the day of the internment by Fidel Castro. The room where the remains are actually interned is underneath the monument in a solemn setting. The place opposite holds a museum detailing the life of Che from the wild days of his youth which saw him galavanting and having fun around South America to the successes of the Cuban Revolution and the driving force that drew him back to revolution in Africa and ultimately to Bolivia in the mid to late 1960's.

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    Theatre

    by Tuna_ank Updated Dec 14, 2010
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    May be you can't see inside of the theatre, that's why I put these photos. It is ver old and nice building. I watched national chorus there. It was great. You check the program too...

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    The train

    by K-nalla Written Nov 19, 2007
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    Just like around the memorial, children can tell you the whole story. Very simple monument but represent the turning point in the battle of Santa Clara...

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    Museo Histórico de la Revolución

    by wandabendik Updated Mar 6, 2007

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    Che over looking the square.
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    The museum dedicated to Guevara's life. There is also a reconstruction of Guevara derailing the train during the Battle of Santa Clara.

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    Farewell my friend

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 25, 2004

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    Adios Fidel

    The last letter to Fidel......
    Untill now - nobody is convinced who really wrote this letter : Ché - the CIA or Fidel himself?
    Anyhow a political statement

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    Streets in Santa Clara

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 26, 2004

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    The

    Near the famous train station/museum i saw this old lady sitting in front of her house.
    Enjoying the many people walking by.

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    The train stopped

    by Luchonda Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    The train

    The bulldozer stopped the train of Batista - fully loaded with weapons to beat the army of Fidel in the east.
    Remarkable that you have to pay a fee - visiting this public place/square !

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    The train stopped

    by Luchonda Written Mar 15, 2003

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    The Cuban Revolution

    End of the 50's - Che Guevara and his troops stopped a train - fully loaded with wapons - and send by Batista himself.
    The civil war was over.

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