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Che - Life and Legend

Lucia Alvarez de Toledo follows Che's journey from his birth in Rosario to his campaigns in the Congo and Bolivia.

Che Guevara is a symbol of youthful protest in the West, a representative of Sixties counterculture and the face adorning the T-shirts of a million student radicals. But in the rest of the world he is something else: a charismatic revolutionary, who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere.

In this lecture, Lucia Alvarez de Toledo follows Che's astonishing journey from his birth in Rosario to the heart of Castro's new Cuban government, and through to the unforgiving jungle that formed the backdrop to his doomed campaigns in the Congo and Bolivia. She shows how an idealistic medical student became an inspirational revolutionary leader whose words and actions sent shock-waves surging through an entire continent, and how he continues to inspire to this day.

Lucia Álvarez de Toledo was born in Buenos Aires and knew Che Guevara. She has worked as a journalist and as an interpreter with both the BBC and the United Nations, she has translated many works by and about Che Guevara into English, and is the author of The Story of Che Guevara.


Lucia Álvarez de Toledo | talks


Date and Time:

18 April 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Marx Memorial Library
37a Clerkenwell Green

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