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Che Guevara's daughter to give a talk.

THE daughter of a left-wing hero will speak about her father's extraordinary life during a visit to Tyneside later this year. Dr Aleida Guevara March, whose father was Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, will reminisce about her father when she appears in Newcastle next month.

Dr Guevara will speak at a public meeting on Cuba's achievements in the face of the United States' economic blockade.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the blockade and the 45th anniversary of Che's assassination by CIA-backed troops in Bolivia.

Dr Guevara has worked as a physician in Angola, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

She is visiting the UK in September in a speaking tour organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

Che Guevara was a revolutionary leader who became a left-wing hero and was instrumental in the Cuban revolution which brought Fidel Castro to power. He later fought in the Congo and in Bolivia, where he was killed.

A photograph of him by Alberto Korda became one of the most iconic images of the 20th Century and he has been cited as a hero by figures including Ex-President of South Africa Nelson Mandela and writer Graham Greene.

The Remembering Che tour will come to the Newcastle Civic Centre Banqueting Suite on September 12 between 6pm and 7.30pm. The doors open at 5pm.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 17, 2012
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