Havana, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today highlighted the validity of the example of the Cuban-Argentine guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, 55 years after his assassination in La Higuera, Bolivia.
Díaz-Canel led in the city of Santa Clara the act of homage to Che and his fellow guerrillas, in the mausoleum that keeps his remains.
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Before, on his Twitter account, the president reported that “today we wake up together with Cuban youth, in Santa Clara, the Cuban city where Che lives. There he is, with his vanguard detachment, to give us encouragement in the unstoppable march to victory.”
In another tweet, he took up what was expressed by the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, who “defined him as «a model of a man who belongs to the future» and we have seen him reappear in every young person who faces daily difficulties as a combat, «until Victory always”.
Díaz-Canel recalled that “55 years ago, by order of the empire, he was murdered in a little school in La Higuera. Useless attempt to quell the rebellion. His assassins only succeeded in infinitely multiplying his mobilizing example”.
The mausoleum that houses the remains of the group of combatants has become a place of worship for admirers of the figure of the legendary guerrilla and has been visited by more than five million people from all over the world.
Precisely Che commanded the battle of Santa Clara at the end of 1958, which gave the final blow to the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista (1952-1958), for this reason it deserved to be the site of the mausoleum.
The place reached its greatest celebrity on October 17, 1997, when the mortal remains of Che and his companions were deposited in niches in the memorial, in an enclosure where the eternal flame was lit by the then president of Cuba, Fidel Castro.
Prensa Latina, October 8, 2022, https://www.prensa-latina.cu/