Che Guevara was a successful Marxist revolutionary allied with Fidel Castro, who went on to become an iconic cultural hero.

In October 1967, at the time of his murder in the jungles of Bolivia, Che Guevara had already become a legend. On the other hand, over the decades, the mythical fame of this Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and leader of Cuban internationalist guerrillas, has not even diminished by a tiny or scarcely detectable amount. At present, Che figure adorns poster, coffee mugs and T shirts. Art shows, rock songs, and operas immortalize his grand and popular name. In a globalised world, even though his personal and revolutionary ideas may seem outdated, Che seems much impervious to time's perfect ability to erase or dim even the most powerful haloes which grace the heads of remarkable women and men.

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