Bolivia: Summit of the Guevarista Philosophy to be held in Santa Cruz in October

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Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / August 14, 2017

The deputy of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS), Sonia Brito, informed past Monday that in October in Valle Grande, Santa Cruz, the Guevarista Philosophy Summit will be held in commemoration of the 50 years anniversary of Che Guevara’s presence in Bolivia along his guerrilla.

“In Bolivia a really important activity will be held on October 6 and 7, time when we will have the ‘Guevarista Philosophy Summit’ to which personalities that have studied the Che will attend, and where we shall debate his philosophy in 8 worktables”, Brito pointed out to the journalists.

She pointed out that the Summit is part of the activities initiated on June to celebrate the 89 years of Che’s birthday.

Brito pointed out that on October 9, the day on which Guevara was murdered, a political-cultural act will be held for the closure of those activities, in which several personalities of international recognition and social organizations of 6 countries that will tribute the guerrilla man with poetry, music and dancing will be present.

“We are doing this because the Che may have died, but not his anti imperialist struggle nor his fight in the name of dignity for the peoples, so his legacy is more alive than ever which is prooved by several peoples of the world that vindicate Che”, she pointed.

The legislator also informed that in the mentioned dates cultural activities shall be realized; the premiere of films and documentals, national and international speeches, crafts exhibition and different photographic displays titled ‘El Che and his Comrades in Struggle’, ‘The San Juan Massacre’ and ‘The 5 Cuban Heroes’, besides other exhibitions and books that will be for sale.

‘El Che’ Guevara, homegrown in the Argentine city Rosario, arrived to Bolivia for the first time in 1953.

In 1955 he met Fidel Castro and his brother Raul in Mexico with whom he made a strong friendship and participated in the decisive battle of Santa Clara in 1958 and in the posterior taking of La Habana in 1959.

In 1966 he reappeared leading a guerrilla in Bolivia, fighting between March and October of 1967 and on October 9 of the same year the government announced the death of the ‘Che’ in combat, although it was later established that he was murdered.



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