Cuban Doctors Maintain Che’s Legacy in La Higuera

La Higuera, Bolivia, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Working as doctors today in La Higuera means keeping Che”s legacy alive in the last corner of Earth, where he still alive, said the nurse specialist of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia, Aniuska Pereira.

The nurse and her husband, Dr. Yacel García work and live in La Higuera, Bolivia, and spoke to Prensa Latina about the experience of providing health care to the small population of the place where the heroic guerrilla fighter was killed.

Without electric power, with a small plant to supply electricity to the office, in the town, we provide free health care to about 100 people, explained the nurse.

In case of surgery or serious complications, we help and advise the hospital in the region of Pucará, to refer the patient, she said.

Located in this municipality, about 60 kilometers south of the city of Vallegrande, in the department of Santa Cruz, La Higuera is located in the foothills of the Andes at a height of 2,160 meters above sea level.

It was there, in an adobe school, where Che was killed, on October 9, 1967, after the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) gave the order for his assassination.

‘We never thought we would be in the place where Che died. It is an honor to maintain his example and the teachings of internationalism that we learned from the guerrilla fighter and Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro,’ Pereira said with a twinkle in her eyes that showed the fulfillment of her duty.

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