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Rare first interview with Che by ABC in 1964 in Havana

First Exclusive interview with Che Guevara in 1964

This is the first exclusive interview with Major Ernesto “Che”, Che Guevara taken in 1964, Cuban Minister of Industries, seen and heard in the United States. Feeling that a portrait of the man who has been called “The power behind Castro,” “The architect of the Cuban Revolution,” “The top leftist in Cuba,” Che Guevara the man who may succeed Castro, would have meaning to the American people, ABC sent its cameras and Lisa Howard to Cuba for this filmed interview with Major Guevara in his offices in the Ministry of Industries in Havana.

 

Note: questions are in English, but Che Guevara is answer in Spanish, no translation.

Che Guevara quotes, phrases, citations and sayings

Che Guevara Quotes

This page is dedicated to ‘Benigno’ …. I am not a liberator.
They do not exist. The People liberate themselves.

In April 1957, also during an asthma attack, Che clashed with soldiers under the command of Sanchez Mosquera. Running out of ammunition, he barely made his way to shelter. “Asthma at first took pity and allowed me to run a few metres, then it took its revenge: my heart thumped as if it were ready to leap out of my chest. Suddenly I heard the crunch of branches but by now I couldn’t even force myself to run. But this time it was one of our new men, who had lost his way.

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Che Guevara biography

Che Guevara Biography

Young Ernesto Guevara

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna is born June 14, 1928 in Rosario, one of the most important cities in Argentina, in a well off family. A family with aristocratic roots but socialistic ideas.

In 1937, Ernesto is 9 years old and goes to the third grade of primary school; he follows up engagingly the Spanish Civil war. On a map he indicates the military evolution.

In 1947, Ernesto Guevara meets the young Berta Gilda Infante, also known as Tita. She is a member of the Argentine Communistic Youth. They build up a profound friendship. Together they read Marxist texts and discuss the actualities.

In 1948, Ernesto, who is 20 years old at that time, undergoes an examination at the faculty of medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. In March he passes for the examinations of the first year, in June for those of the second year and in December for those from the third year. Read more