By the time Ernesto Guevara, known to us as Che, was murdered in the jungles of Bolivia in October 1967, he was already a legend to my generation, not only in Latin America but also around the world. Like so many epics, the story of the obscure Argentine doctor who abandoned his profession and his native land to pursue the emancipation of the poor of the earth began with a voyage
Thousands gathered in the Cuban capital on Sunday to pay their respects to one of Cuba’s few remaining original revolutionaries, Juan Almeida, who according to state media died of a heart attack Friday evening.
Juan Almeida, a Cuban revolutionary who fought alongside former Communist leader Fidel Castro, died of a heart attack Friday evening, according to state media. Almeida, 82, was among only a handful of surviving Cuban leaders who still bore the title “Commander of the Revolution.” A vice president and member of the Communist government Central Committee, Almeida was among only a few black leaders in top government posts