Dr. Aleida Guevara was only seven years old when her father, famous Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was executed. She laments that she was unable to spend much time with him, and has few stories about her childhood with him. But she does recall that, even while he was away, she and her siblings would receive anecdotal stories and drawings about animals that would bite off his leg if, for example, her little brother, Camilo, continued to swear in school.
Like many of us, Aleida Guevara grew up knowing her father through his writings and teachings. At the age of 51, she travels the globe making speeches that talk about her father’s ideals and mentions that his writing is full of “political insights and emotional maturity”.
She is a pediatrician in her own right just like her father, writer and author of Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America, and when she’s not participating in conferences around the world she is helping run two homes for disabled children in Cuba. She, alongside other Cuban scholars will be participating in this year’s 5th Annual International Che Guevara Conference from November 2–5.
We asked her to give us some insights on Cuban multiculturalism, the importance of her father’s ideals in our modern world and some of the issues that the conference aims to address.
Posters Produced in Run-up to Conference of Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK)
Pyongyang, March 9 (KCNA) — Posters were produced in the run-up to the historic Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
“The highest glory to our mother party!” reflects the Korean people’s warm praise of the party founded by President Kim Il Sung and developed by leader Kim Jong Il into a powerful guiding force.
It also represents their firm pledge to defend the Central Committee of the WPK headed by the dear respected Kim Jong Un with the unshakable conviction that Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il will always be with them.
“Let us greet the Conference of the WPK with high political enthusiasm and brilliant labor successes!” depicts servicepersons, workers, farmers and intellectuals safeguarding the socialist country as firm as an iron wall and working miracles in the drive to build an economic power and improve the people’s standard of living after turning out in the grandiose march in the new century of Juche.
Another poster says “Let us build waterway in South Hwanghae Province as a monumental structure in era of Songun!”
Red salute to the people of socialist North Korea, the Workers’ Party and the Korean People’s Army!
Kuusela Hilo of BAYAN USA at the fourth international assembly of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) in the Philippines, July 2011.
Rosa Martha Zarate Macias of Mexico sings at the fourth international assembly of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) in the Philippines, July 2011.