On October 8, 1967, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed by government forces in La Higuera, Bolivia. Although most associated with the successful Cuban Revolution of 1959, Guevara was dedicated to radical social and political reform throughout Latin America and Africa.
Following his death, Guevara became an international symbol of revolution and rebellion, and has been the subject of books, songs, films—and millions of t-shirts.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry Cuban revolution Noun
(1959) revolt that led to the overthrow of the dictator Fulgencio Batista in Cuba.
to put to death by order of the law or in a well-planned manner.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
Latin America Noun
South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
organized resistance to an authority.
reform noun, verb
change or improvement of a policy or process.
new or innovative.
something used to represent something else.