Guevara

Death anniversary of Che Guevara

MNA Feature Desk: Thousands of Cubans paid tribute to Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 51st anniversary of his death.

An estimated 70,000 people thronged the streets outside a mausoleum in this town 300 kilometers (186 miles) east of the capital Havana which houses the remains of Guevara and of some of his former comrades.

The 39-year-old was captured and executed by a CIA-trained unit of the Bolivian army on October 9, 1967.

The anniversary comes amid the dying gasps of other Latin American guerrilla movements such as the FARC in Colombia, which last year reached a peace deal with the government and recently disarmed.

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