Comes a noteworthy birthday, Che

Today marks the birthday of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, enduring hero of not just oppressed peoples world over.

TeleSUR provides us a brief photo history of a remarkable man, Remembering Ernesto “Che” Guevara   A brief description,

Born on June 14, 1928, Ernesto “Che” Guevara did not come into the world a revolutionary. He grew up in a middle-class Argentine family and trained to be a doctor, preparing to live a bourgeois life. But unlike others in his class, he was unable to shut his eyes to the injustices upon which material wealth was based: generational poverty and state-imposed policies designed to keep the poor ignorant and exploited. Life blessed him with the opportunity to live out his days in comfort, but instead he died age 39, fighting for revolution, murdered by CIA agents on Oct. 9, 1967, in the jungles of Bolivia.

And in Spanish, 88 años del legado emancipador del “Che” Guevara

Since his death, with the ascent of progressive governments there have been some steps forward for the dispossessed, and then a few backward as the entrenched oligarchs, with active outside assistance, strive to thwart social programmes and to regain and increase their control over populations. As recent events show, NGOs: A New Face of Destabilization in Latin America

In Latin America, there is increasing awareness about the activities of these groups and those who fund them to undermine elected governments and subvert the region’s autonomy.
As evidence of thorough disregard for sovereignty is the case of Brazil. A country its size has not been immune from political machinations, domestic and external, with one result so far of the suspension of the elected President Dilma Rousseff and the imposition of a leadership of highly dubious bona fides – in essence, a legislative coup.
As Che would have counseled, to have won a democratic victory is by no means the end of the struggle – the political and social revolution has to be not only defended but strengthened with successful outcomes, as the burning ambition of the oligarchs remains undiminished: control, privatisation and resource capture, and at all costs.

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