Aleida Guevara daughter of Che Anniversary tour – marking 50 years since the death of Che Guevara
Manchester Public Meeting
Wednesday 8 November, 6.30pm
The Mechanics Institute 103 Princess Street, M1 6DD
Chair: Paula Barker, Unison North West Regional Convenor
October 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader and hero of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. To remember Che’s life and to revisit his enduring legacy, and that of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign is hosting a tour of his daughter Aleida Guevara March.
Che was executed by Bolivian army officer, Mario Terán, following orders from the CIA in Bolivia in 1967. Almost 40 years later Terán received cataract treatment to restore his failing sight by Cuban doctors operating in the country as part of the Operation Miracle programme.
Aleida is a paediatrician, working at Havana’s William Soler Children’s Hospital, who has also volunteered on medical brigades in Angola, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
She is an outspoken critic of the ongoing US blockade of Cuba and against US intervention in Cuba and Latin America.