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Che's remains are finally located in Bolivia and returned to Cuba, where they are placed in a memorial at Santa Clara.
Che's body was murdered and hidden. The day before he was wounded and captured by U.S.-trained-and-run Bolivian counter insurgency troops.
In April, Che's "Message to the Tricontinental" is published, calling for the creation of "two, three, many Vietnams." The same month, part of his guerrilla group becomes separated from the main detachment. On October 8, the remaining 17 guerrillas are ambushed and Che is wounded and captured. The following day he is murdered by Bolivian forces acting under instructions from Washington. His remains are buried in an unmarked grave along with the bodies of other guerrilla fighters. October 8 is designated the Day of the Heroic Guerrilla in Cuba.
In November, Che arrives in Bolivia in disguise.
Che leads an international mission to the Congo to support the liberation movement founded by Patrice Lumumba. Responding to mountin speculation about Che's whereabouts, Fidel Castr reads Che's farewell letter to the Central Committee of the newly founded Cuban Communist Party. In December, Che returns to Cuba to prepare in secret for a new mission to Bolivia.
Che returns from his overseas journey and Castro seems upset about the speech that Che made. They meet for 40 hours.
Che goes to Algiers and makes a famous speech. He says that socialists should give aid to 3rd world nations.
Before heading off for an extensive trip around Africa, Che addresses the UN General Assembly in December.
Che travels to Algeria, which has just won independense from France under the government of Ahmed Ben Bella.
A fusion of Cuban revolutionary organizations takes place and Che is elected to the National Directorate. Che visits the Soviet Union for the second time.
Che is appointed head of the newly established Ministry of Industry. In August, he heads Cuba's delegation to the Organization of American States (OAS) at Punta del Este, Uruguay, where he denounces U.S. President Kennedy's Alliance for Progress.
Che becomes the minister of industry
Representing the revolutionary government, Che undertakes an extensive trip to the Soviet Union, the German Democratic Republic, Czecholslovakia, China and North Korea, signing several key trade agreements.
In February, Che is declares a Cuban citizen in recognition of his contribution to the island's liberation. He marries Aleida March, with whom he had four children. In October, he is appointed head of the Industrial Department of the Institute of Agrarian Reform and in November becomes President of the National Bank of Cuba. With a gesture of disdain for money, he signs the new banknotes simply as "Che".
Che meets Aleda March and marries her in Santa Clara. Together they have 4 children in 6 years.
Che is declared a citizen of Cuba.
Che sets sail for Cuba aboard yacht Granma as the doctor to the guerrilla group that began the revolutionary armed stuggle in Cuba's Sierra Maestra Mountains.
Che demonstrates outstanding military ability and is promoted to the rank of commander in July 1957. In Decemer 1958, he leads the Rebel Army to a decisive victory over Batista's forces at Santa Clara in central Cuba.
Che is in Mexico City. He joins Fidel Castro in revolution against tyrant. The plan to overthrow Batista in Cuba. Che states that he will either triumph or die.
After meeting Fidel Castro, Che agreed to join the group being organized to wage guerrilla war against the Bstista dictatorship. He was now being called "Che" by the Cubans- a common nickname for Argentines-in November 1956 he sails as the troop's doctor on the yacht Granna.
Che's political views are profoundly radicalized when in Guatamala he sees the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz by US-backed forces. He escapes to Mexico where he contacts the group of Cuban revolutionary exiles. In Mexico, he married Peruvian Hilda Gadea, with whom he has a daughter, Hildita.
Che graduated as a doctor and almost immediately embarked on another journey around Latin America. He traveled to Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica and Guatamala, where he met Antonio (Nico) Lopez, a young Cuban revolutionary. In Bolivia, he was witness to the Bolivian Revolution. He wrote about these travels in "On the Road Again"
Che returns to Buenos Aires after his travels. He is 24 years old and completes his medical studies and becomes a doctor.
In October 1951, Che and his friend Alberto Granado decide on a plan to ride Alberto's motorbike (La Ponderosa II - The Mighty One) to North America. Granado was a biochemist who had specialized in leprology and whose younger brothers has been Che's school friends. They left Cordoba in December and headed first to say goodbye to Che's family in Buenos Aires. These adventures are what make up the book "Motorcycle Diaries".
Che set out on a 4,500 kilometer trip around the north of Argentina on a motorcycle.
Che originally planned to study engineering but he decided to change his plan and study at the University of Buenos Aires. While in med school he decided to take a series of part-time jobs, including in an allergy treatment clinic.
The Guevara family moves from Buenos Aires to Alta Gracia, a spa town near Cordoba because of Che's chronic asthma. His asthma also prevented him from regular attendance at school until he was 9 years old.
Che was born Ernesto Guevara in Rosario, Argentina. He was the first child of his middle-class parents Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia de la Serna.