Ernesto “Che” Guevara ( June 14, 1928- October 9, 1967), commonly known as Ei Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, Physician author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Since his death, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol and global insignia within popular culture.
As a uoung medical student, Guevara traveled throughout Latin America and was transformed by the endemic poverty he witnessed. His experiences and observations during these4 trips led him to conclude that the region’s ingrained economic inequalities were an intrinsic result of monopoly capitalism, neocolonialism, and imperialism, with the only remedy being world revolution. This belief prompted his involvement in Guatemala’s social reforms under President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, whose eventual CiA- assisted overthrow solidified Guevara’s radical ideology.