Che’s daughter, Aleida Guevara, has described her father as a wonderful man with a great capacity for love, she told Prensa Latina after participating here in a tribute to the Heroic Guerrilla fighter.
Vallegrande, Bolivia.- The event took place on Saturday, October 7, one day prior to the 50th anniversary of the death of the revolutionary leader, and was held in areas of the Señor de Malta Hospital, a place where the body of the guerrilla fighter was displayed after his assassination in La Higuera on October 9, 1967, on the orders of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
“This is a sad day because I remember my father, the death he had, but at the same time joy because there is a people that is rising and making its dreams come true,” Aleida said.
Che’s daughter emphasized the altruistic work the Cuban doctors are carrying out in Bolivia and in many other countries around the world.
Che’s sons and other relatives, as well as guerrilla members Harry Villegas (Pombo) and Leonardo Tamayo (Urbano), attended the ceremony, which was presided over by Bolivian President, Evo Morales, and Cuban Vice-President and Commander of the Revolution, Ramiro Valdés.
A Health Fair, where Cuban and Bolivian doctors paid tribute to the Argentine-Cuban guerrilla in Vallegrande, was closed with the ceremony at the Señor de Malta Hospital.