FC: Journey Across South America Che Guevera
1: Argentina Chile Peru Colombia Venezuela
2: Day One | A photo of my family and I. I found it right before my journey. I hope to see them afterwards... | Alberto and I working on La Poderosa before our leave. | Argentina
3: Chile | Arrived in Chile. It is so different compared to Argentina. Chuqicamata is a desolate mine. No life strives here. It is reflected in the miners who work here. They, like the mountain, are completely exploited and receive nothing they deserve. | An old blanket lent to us by a poor miserable Chilean couple. They were Communist and in result lived a harsh life due to their beliefs. "It's a great pity that they repress people like this." (Guevara 78)
4: Peru | Alberto and I coming back from the leper colony. They lived in such poor conditions and had so little medical aid. Yet "we shook their hands, accepted their gifts, and sat with them listening to football on the radio". (Guevara 137) Seeing how they live miserable lives but just happy to socialize with someone normal makes me feel happy. I enjoy the people. | Dr. Hugo Pesce. I stayed up late with him for a few nights. We conversed quite a bit. Not only did we discuss matters on leprosy but also his political ideals. He was a Marxist and we went deep into the night discussing our viewpoints.
5: Colombia | "The atmosphere was tense and it felt like a revolution was brewing." (Guevara 157) | Laureano Gómez The president of Colombia. The country with the most repressed individual freedom.
6: Venezuela | Venezuela is a country that seems to be in shambles. The African and Portuguese are both struggling to survive and they fail to live together. The city is miserable, but "the spirit of Caracas, impervious to the lifestyle of the North and stubbornly rooted in the retrograde semi-pastoral conditions of its colonial past will live on." (Guevara 162)