7 things to know about Che Guevara

March 22, 2016 12:55 PM

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Ernesto "Che" Guevara was born in 1928 in Argentina and died in 1967 in Bolivia, executed as a guerilla fighter against the government.

Guevara trained as a physician in Buenos Aires. His travels around South America, where he saw rampant poverty, disease and mistreatment of workers, radicalized him. His father, whose ancestry was part Irish, said "... in my son's veins flowed the blood of Irish rebels."

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