Camilo Guevara March, son of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, is dead

Camilo Guevara March, son of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, is dead

Camilo Guevara March, in front of the Hispano-American Culture Center, in Havana, June 3, 2008.

Camilo Guevara March, son of Argentinian-born guerrilla Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, known as Che, died on Monday August 29 in Caracas at the age of 60 of a heart attack, the Cuban president announced on Tuesday. , Miguel Diaz-Canel, on his account Twitter.

According to the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina, Camilo Guevara March was visiting Caracas when he was taken away by “a pulmonary embolism that caused a heart attack”.

The Venezuelan Ambassador to Cuba, Adan Chavez, brother of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (1999-2013), said on Twitter to regret “an extraordinary companion and promoter of the study and preservation of his father’s legacy”.

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Preservation of the thought of Che

A graduate in labor law, Camilo Guevara March was director of the Center for Che-Guevara Studies in Havana, an institution dedicated to the memory of Che’s work and thought.

Born in 1962, he was the second of four children of the Cuban-Argentine guerrilla killed by the Bolivian army in 1967 and his Cuban wife Aleida March, also an armed fighter. Che also had a daughter (Hilda, who died in 1995) from a previous marriage to the Peruvian Hilda Gadea.

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Camilo Guevara March was the father of three daughters, born from two marriages. Little known both in Cuba and abroad, it is above all Aleida, his older sister and doctor, who usually represents the family during ceremonies and tributes dedicated to Che.

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The World with AFP

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