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The legend of Ernesto “Che” Guevara: The man who changed the world

This man was born on June 14th, in the year 1928. And his tales are revered to this day. Ernesto was born in Argentina to an aristocratic family. At a young age, he was piqued by and took to reading works of Neruda, John Keats, Walt Whitman, Gabriela Mistral and many more.

Ernesto was always a phenomenon. He played rugby at his high school in Cordoba. Guevara also founded a magazine “Tackle” wherein he criticized the Peron government. Hence, it was closed down due to the orders from the authorities.

A 23-year-old medical student, Ernesto, and his pal Alberto Granado went on a journey of life-discovery. This story is immortalized in The Motorcycle Diaries. A 1939 Norton 500 cc motorcycle named La Poderosa II was the vehicle for the duo.

The leper colony in San Pablo in the Peruvian Rainforest had a profound impact on Che. He noticed that these men and women, who had everything they could wish for taken away from them, were happier than normal people of society. Alberto observed, “We were just a pair of vagabonds with knapsacks on our backs, the dust of the road covering us, mere shadows of our old aristocratic egos.” by the end of their trip.

Poverty, oppression, and inequality were rampant across Latin America. This lead to the metamorphosis of Che Guevera who became a guerilla fighter, and became a crucial force behind the Cuban Revolution.

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