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Nicholas Abbey Dr. Stewart English 103/Written Report 27 February 2012 The March Seen Around the World Ernesto Guevera, known to many as Che Guevara, was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1928. Growing up, Guevara spent most of his time at home reading books in his fathers library. Here he encountered many writings by Marxist and Freud, and developed a foundation in sociology. Unable to enter the military due to his severe asthma, Guevara studied medicine at Buenos Aires University, and was sufficient in many other disciplines.

During medical school, Guevara set out on a motorcycle journey with a close friend. They traveled most of South America together, from Chile to Venezuela, and Columbia to Peru, but eventually departed towards the end of their journey. Guevara experienced not only the riches of South America, but also impoverishes that seem to have been overlooked. He kept notes and wrote diaries of his experiences wherever he traveled.

After medical school, Guevara acquired a position at a hospital in Mexico, specializing in dermatology. It was in Mexico that Guevara meets Fidel and Raul Castro; two important figures that helped Guevara complete an important task. Fidel and Raul Castro were brothers who were

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the leaders of the Assault of the Moncada Barracks, a movement in Cuba intended to overthrow Dictator Fulgencio Batista and the government. Guevara, the Castro brothers, and many other people set out to the mountains of Cuba, rebelled, and initiated in guerilla war tactics to evacuate Batista. The rebellion outraged not only Cuban officials, but the global community. Guevara was not concerned with the reaction of the world and wanted an example to be made of those who supported tyranny (Minster 2). On December 31, 1959, Guevara and his crew proved successful when they won the battle against Batista and his government, removed Batista from the country, and gave rise to the Cuban Revolution.

Immediately afterwards, Guevara became part of the government, helping Fidel reshape Cuba. Guevaras quest to revolutionize Cuba and later hating working for the government caused him to embark on a world-wide journey to revolutionize many countries. He spent most of his time in Africa, but returned to South America for one last revolutionary movement. Bolivia marks the end of Guevaras quest for a world-wide revolution. In Bolivia, Guevara was betrayed by his alliances and traded him for a reward from the CIA in Bolivia. Guevara was captured, removed from public view, and assassinated by the CIA.

Guevaras legacy continues today, more than forty years later. He dedicated his life for the common people who deserved much more in life. He was not afraid to take a stand against human rights and immorality, for the people of the world. His life was the price to pay, but he

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succeeded in his attempt to revolutionize the world. Hey may not have revolutionized the world, but he raised awareness to many people, and these people continue to follow his footsteps.

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