Saint Che?

September 23, 2007

They called him ‘El Che.’

He was an asthmatic, a doctor, a traveler, a writer, a revolutionary, a socialist, an economist, an idealist, a terrorist, an Argentinian, a Cuban, an American.

Che GuevaraSince Guevara’s death, this Alberto Korda’s iconic image has come to represent rebellion, dissent, and blind idealism.

But for the residents of the small Bolivian towns of La Higuera and Vallegrande, a saint was born on October 9, 1967 (the day he was killed).

Andres Schipani reports for The Observer on the towns’ devotion to Saint Ernesto.

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