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April 25, 1997 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"You Are One of Those Dead People Who Never Die" is a line of graffiti scrawled on the small building in Vallegrande, Bolivia, where the body of Che Guevara was displayed to the world on Oct. 10, 1967. Those words have never been truer than they are now.
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March 8, 2011 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Alberto Granado, who accompanied Ernesto "Che" Guevara on a 1952 journey of discovery across Latin America that was immortalized in Guevara's memoir and on screen in "The Motorcycle Diaries," has died in Cuba. He was 88. Granado, an Argentine biochemist who had lived in Cuba since 1961, died Saturday of natural causes, according to Cuban state-run television, which gave no other details. Granado and Guevara's road trip, begun on a broken-down British Norton motorcycle they dubbed La Poderosa, or "The Powerful," awoke in Guevara the social consciousness and political convictions that helped turn him into one of the most iconic revolutionaries of the 20th century.
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NEWS
July 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Cuba cautiously supported researchers' claims that they had probably found the remains of Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Bolivia. Bolivian officials have said a team searching near the town of Vallegrande, 300 miles southeast of La Paz, had found what were "very probably" Guevara's bones. Guevara, an Argentine-born doctor, fought in the 1959 Cuban revolution. He was killed by Bolivian troops in October 1967 while leading an abortive uprising in Bolivia.
NATIONAL
May 30, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Miami judge awarded more than $1 billion in damages to a Cuban American who was involved in the 1967 capture and killing of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter Adrian said he was sending a signal to the Cuban government. The award may be impossible to collect, but attorneys involved in the case insist they'll try. The award came in a lawsuit filed by Gustavo Villoldo, who blamed Guevara, Fidel Castro and others for his father's 1959 suicide in Cuba.
WORLD
May 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Ernesto "Che" Guevara has returned to Buenos Aires, his defiant expression immortalized in a bronze statue. Guevara left the capital in 1953 to travel the continent and join the Cuban Revolution, becoming a political icon. Now, after a tour of Buenos Aires, a 3-ton, 13-foot bronze replica of his image will tower over a plaza in the town of Rosario, his birthplace, topped with his famed starred beret.
NATIONAL
October 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A hair lock snipped from Ernesto "Che" Guevara before his burial in 1967 sold for $100,000 at auction to a Houston-area bookstore owner who called the Marxist "one of the greatest revolutionaries of the 20th century." Bill Butler, 61, won the 3-inch tress clipped from Guevara's head after placing the only bid, which matched the reserve price. Butler said that he was a collector of 1960s items and that the hair lock would fit in well.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2006 | From Associated Press
Filming of "Guerrilla," a U.S. production on the life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, is set to begin next month in Mexico. Benicio Del Toro, who won an Oscar for his role in 2000's "Traffic," stars in the movie, to be directed by Steven Soderbergh. Officials plan to construct six sets in the central Veracruz area, Ricardo Rodriguez, film and audio visual coordinator for the High Mountains Regional Tourism Concession, said Sunday.
WORLD
May 21, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
President Fernando Lugo dismissed the heads of Paraguay's army, navy and engineering corps for allowing nearly 1,000 Marxist youths to host a congress on military grounds, the government said. Paraguay's constitution prohibits the military from involvement in political activities. About 800 young Marxists from across Latin America gathered in Paraguay at the beginning of the month, flying flags with the image of leftist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara from an engineering corps building during the three-day congress.
WORLD
June 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A bronze statue of Ernesto "Che" Guevara was unveiled in the Argentine city where he was born 80 years ago. Thousands of students, leftists and residents marched through Rosario to pay homage to the guerrilla fighter, who left his country as a young man to lead armed struggles, including Cuba's 1959 revolution alongside Fidel Castro. "El Che," a national hero in Cuba, is one of Argentina's most famous sons. CIA-backed troops executed him in the Bolivian jungle in 1967.
NEWS
January 15, 1989
Bolivian police said former President Luis Garcia Meza escaped from house arrest to duck charges he tried to peddle the stolen diaries of famed Cuban guerrilla commander Ernesto (Che) Guevara. Authorities said they went to the former dictator's home in the colonial city of Sucre on Friday after Congress charged him with stealing the diaries but could not find him.
WORLD
May 21, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
President Fernando Lugo dismissed the heads of Paraguay's army, navy and engineering corps for allowing nearly 1,000 Marxist youths to host a congress on military grounds, the government said. Paraguay's constitution prohibits the military from involvement in political activities. About 800 young Marxists from across Latin America gathered in Paraguay at the beginning of the month, flying flags with the image of leftist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara from an engineering corps building during the three-day congress.
NEWS
August 3, 2008 | Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press
Red and blue double-decker buses have begun bouncing down the potholed streets of Cuba's capital on sightseeing tours inspired by those in tourist spots such as London and Mexico City. But instead of Piccadilly Circus, this ride takes visitors past crumbling buildings frozen in the 1950s and lets them gawk at billboards featuring images of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara that loom over Revolution Plaza. Stops include the Havana Hilton -- which Castro seized and renamed the Havana Libre, or Free Havana hotel, when he took power in 1959 -- and Ernest Hemingway's favorite watering hole, El Floridita.
WORLD
June 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A bronze statue of Ernesto "Che" Guevara was unveiled in the Argentine city where he was born 80 years ago. Thousands of students, leftists and residents marched through Rosario to pay homage to the guerrilla fighter, who left his country as a young man to lead armed struggles, including Cuba's 1959 revolution alongside Fidel Castro. "El Che," a national hero in Cuba, is one of Argentina's most famous sons. CIA-backed troops executed him in the Bolivian jungle in 1967.
WORLD
May 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Ernesto "Che" Guevara has returned to Buenos Aires, his defiant expression immortalized in a bronze statue. Guevara left the capital in 1953 to travel the continent and join the Cuban Revolution, becoming a political icon. Now, after a tour of Buenos Aires, a 3-ton, 13-foot bronze replica of his image will tower over a plaza in the town of Rosario, his birthplace, topped with his famed starred beret.
SPORTS
March 4, 2008 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
With the retirement of Cuban leader Fidel Castro comes new hope for the golf industry in Cuba, according to the Wall Street Journal. Cuba was once home to several world-class courses, but the sport went into a steep decline in 1962, after Castro lost a golf match against guerrilla icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Almost immediately Castro "had one Havana golf course turned into a military school, another into an art school," the Journal reported. "A journalist who wrote about the defeat of Cuba's Maximum Leader, who was a notoriously bad loser, was fired the next day."
NATIONAL
October 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A hair lock snipped from Ernesto "Che" Guevara before his burial in 1967 sold for $100,000 at auction to a Houston-area bookstore owner who called the Marxist "one of the greatest revolutionaries of the 20th century." Bill Butler, 61, won the 3-inch tress clipped from Guevara's head after placing the only bid, which matched the reserve price. Butler said that he was a collector of 1960s items and that the hair lock would fit in well.
NEWS
June 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The remains of six former comrades of Argentine Cuban guerrilla legend Ernesto "Che" Guevara, all killed fighting in Bolivia 33 years ago, have been flown to Cuba, state media reported. The arrival Sunday of the remains of the three Cubans, two Bolivians and one Peruvian brought to nearly 30 the number of former guerrillas killed with Guevara whose bodies have been transported to the Communist-ruled island for final burial over the last three years.
NATIONAL
May 30, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Miami judge awarded more than $1 billion in damages to a Cuban American who was involved in the 1967 capture and killing of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter Adrian said he was sending a signal to the Cuban government. The award may be impossible to collect, but attorneys involved in the case insist they'll try. The award came in a lawsuit filed by Gustavo Villoldo, who blamed Guevara, Fidel Castro and others for his father's 1959 suicide in Cuba.
WORLD
October 8, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
It was a long fight, but the Cubans have finally conquered this forlorn Andean hamlet, four decades after Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed in the adobe schoolhouse here. Cuban physicians provide healthcare, Cuban educators oversee literacy classes, and the Cuban-donated library features Che-as-superhero comic books. A monumental bust of the beret-topped revolutionary who helped Fidel Castro seize power in Cuba dominates the central plaza.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2006 | From Associated Press
Filming of "Guerrilla," a U.S. production on the life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, is set to begin next month in Mexico. Benicio Del Toro, who won an Oscar for his role in 2000's "Traffic," stars in the movie, to be directed by Steven Soderbergh. Officials plan to construct six sets in the central Veracruz area, Ricardo Rodriguez, film and audio visual coordinator for the High Mountains Regional Tourism Concession, said Sunday.
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