While Che Guevara is an icon for social justice struggles in the
entire Latin America, it is especially strong in Bolivia. Last scene of his
life and fight, his image is very present in people’s minds.
After leading the Cuban Revolution in
1959, he left the island in 1965 to extend it in all the South American
continent. He settled in the region of Santa Cruz at the end of 1966 and tries
to start a second revolution by convincing Bolivian farmers that they are used
and they must revolt.
But asthma, tiredness, suspicion from
famers and treason from the Bolivian Communist Party stopped him in a few
months. He is captured on October 1967 near to La Higuera and executed the day
after in Vallegrande.
Today, it is possible to visit the
last struggle places of the guerillero
by traveling along the “Che’s road”, kind of pilgrimage in honor of this man
who stood against social injustices and in favor of the Latin American Unit.