If you have read about the Cuban Revolution, you must be familiar with this personality. Che Guevara was one of the most notable communist leaders. He led the guerillas in South America while struggling for their lives from the barbarian Bolivian military, which we fully backed. Rene Barrientos headed this military regime, and over some time, Guevara emerged to become a world-renowned leader who has worked significantly towards making the world a better place. The communist chieftain was born in 1928, and his full name was Ernesto Guevara de la Serna. His hometown was Rosario, Argentina. Their political career was started after he completed his medical degree from Buenos Aires. Earlier, he took part in the political events in his country and later moved to the bordering nations such as Guatemala and Bolivia. Ernesto Guevara is no less than a legend for the Cubans, and his legacy will remain forever. He was able to remit dignity and sovereignty to Cuba.
Along with playing the lead role in the country’s independence, Guevara also made healthcare completely free. He was also able to deliver good quality social care and education. These accomplishments are made while a superpower like the US was making all the efforts to get him down. Struggling with the Bolivian military and almost eight years after the Cuban upheaval, Guevara was assassinated in 1967 by a Bolivian soldier, Mario Teran. The assassination was made after direct orders from the CIA.
Obstacles Put By The USA
The superpower has done some barbarous hindrances in Cuba’s independent journey. At first, they were successful in brutally invading the Bay of Pigs, massive destructions on its land, and numerous assassination attempts on Cuban leaders. They have also attempted to turn over the regime, and in the list of bestial acts, they studiously brought Dengue fever to Cuba. The list doesn’t end here. The US government is also alleged to fund various terrorist organizations to attack Cuba. The island nation could not defy all the humiliations and emerged to be a beacon of hope to the whole global south.
Guevara’s Focus On Health
Being himself a doctor, Guevara was determined to do something big in medics. He had the vision of putting Cuba’s health initiatives on the global map, and he started working on it in 1960 after a massive earthquake hit Chile. It took him three years to send a medical team away from Latin America in 1963 when the Algerian government made a request. Since then, the Cuban medical team has saved millions of lives globally. Whether it’s a chilled valley of Kashmir or the Amazon rainforest, the professionals have reached there to extend their help. If you want to witness the integrity and morals of the Cubans, this will convince you. Under the Operation Miracle program, the Cuban medics have successfully done a cataract operation on their leader’s assassin Mario Teran after 40 years of the assassination. This operation gave him his full eyesight back. Teran was one of the 6 million who got their eyesight restored under this program free of cost.
Guevara was a man with various skills, and he proved to be a successful doctor, a guerilla leader, and a minister in the government. Apart from these, he gave the world a detailed and critical analysis of US Colonialism which has the same impact and relevance even today after 50 years of publishing. In his speeches, he frequently raised the issue of disguised freedom that the US was trying to offer to Latin America.