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3 Oct, 2007 21:47

Cuba to mark Che's death anniversary

Cuba is preparing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara – one of the most famous revolutionaries. In the mid 50s he joined Fidel Castro's movement that eventually seized power from the then Cuban dictator General Batis

After establishing the socialist system in Cuba, Che Guevara went on with his idea of fomenting revolutions in Latin America and travelled to Bolivia in 1966.

A year later his squad was surrounded and the wounded leader was seized and later killed.

Ten years ago his remains were transported from Bolivia to Cuba and buried in a mausoleum in the Cuban city of Santa Clara.

Che Guevara became an icon and a major figure of pop culture worldwide.

Bolivian authorities will also hold commemorative events in the city where he was executed.