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1 Z. PROUNTZOPOULOU e-mail: website:


3 Ever since the 1960s Che Guevara has been the romantic idol has been the romantic idol of many young people around the world because: a)he was a great singerhe was a great singer b)he was a famous basketball playerhe was a famous basketball player c)he was a world-wide famous doctorhe was a world-wide famous doctor d)he was a great revolutionisthe was a great revolutionist


5 Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, one of the most important cities in Argentina. His family had aristocratic roots but socialistic ideas. It was a wealthy upper-middle class family. His father was a construction engineer. Ernesto was the first of five children.

6 He developed a severe asthmatic condition at the age of two. As a result when he grew up he decided: a)to study geographyto study geography b)to study medicineto study medicine c)to become a teacherto become a teacher d)not to study at allnot to study at all


8 He starts studying medicine at the University of Buenos Aires in 1948. But before qualifying he: a)travelled all around the world by bicycletravelled all around the world by bicycle b)travelled all around Argentina by bicycletravelled all around Argentina by bicycle c)left his country to travel to Asialeft his country to travel to Asia


10 In 1951 he takes off on a motorcycle journey with his friend Alberto. They travel from Buenos Aires down the coast of Argentina, through the Andes into Chile, and then north into Peru, Columbia and Venezuela. The diary Che kept during this time has been published as: “The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America”

11 He qualifies in 1953, and in 1954 he moves to Mexico City finding work in the General Hospital. Through Hilda Gadea, a Peruvian Marxist, he meets Fidel Castro and involves himself in the planned invasion of Cuba. In 1955 he gets married to Gadea and has a daughter, Hildita.

12 Under the influence of Castro, and the writings of Mao Tse-Tung, he begins to form the primary axioms of his philosophy of guerrilla warfare. In this time he also began to be called “CHE” for his habit of ending his sentences and calling his friends “che” which is an Argentinean expression for buddy.

13 In 1956 through the revolutionary war against the dictator Fulgencio Batista, he becomes the Commandate of the Revolutionary Army of Barbutos. The revolution succeeded, Batista was overthrown, and Che becomes the Governor of the National Bank. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro

14 In 1959 he gets a divorce and marries Aleida March de la Torre. He has four children.

15 Che Guevara’s portrait on the Cuban 3 peso note In 1961 he becomes Minister of Industry, and from 1961 to 1965 travels around the world with his wife as ambassador for Cuba.

16 In the following years Castro disagrees with Che. They have different ideas about the future of Cuba. He goes to Bolivia and prepares a new revolution. On October 9, 1967, Che was murdered in the jungles of Bolivia, by order of the Bolivian government and the CIA. He was only 39 years old. Too young to die, but old enough to become a legend, not only in Latin America but also around the world.



19 1.What was Che Guevara’s real name? 2.When was he born? 3.How many children did he have? 4.What was his profession” 5.When did he die? Check your answers

20 1.What was Che Guevara’s real name?What was Che Guevara’s real name? 2.When was he born?When was he born? 3.How many children did he have?Click here and herehere 4.What was his profession?What was his profession? 5.When did he die?When did he die? After you have finished click HEREHERE For further reading click HEREHERE

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