S: Che Guevara
FC: The Travels of Che Guevara
1: On June 14th 1928, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina. He was the oldest of five children. He is of Spanish, Irish and Basque descent. Ernesto suffered from asthma.
2: At age 12, Ernesto learned from his father how to play chess. During his adolescence years he became very passionate about poetry and studied many different poets. He had more than 3,000 books in his house because he was so intrigued by the literature.
3: Some of Ernesto's favorite subjects in school were philosophy, mathematics, engineering, political science, sociology, history and archeology. When he began playing rugby and got the nickname Fuser which is a combination of his mothers surname and also for his aggressive style of play.
4: Ernest Guevara and Alberto Granado took a trip to volunteer at the San Pablo Leper Colony in Peru, which lays on the banks of the amazon river. (pictured below) | In the Picture above Alberto and Ernesto are on a raft that the patients at the leper colony had given to them as a gift for helping treat them.
5: To the left is a map of Guevara and Alberto's travels, the red arrow is representing them flying to reach their destination. After his trip was finally over he had been to Argentina, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, and Panama.
6: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara met in Mexico in 1955. At age 26 he witnessed the overthrow of reformist president Jacabo Arbenz by a CIA military coup. When they first met Fidel Castro was planning on returning to Cuba and take up arms. Che was one of the few who survived Castro's disastrous Granma landing, which the Cuban army had spotted. | November 25, 1956 they were attacked by Batista's army soon after landing in Cuba. Only 22 men found each other afterwards. After this attack he dropped his medical supplies and picked up a box of ammunition, that is when he officially combatant.
7: During his time living with the poor farmers he discovered that there were no schools, no electricity, and very little access to health care, and almost 40 percent of adults were illiterate. During this time he established health clinics. He also built ovens to bake bread for his people. | Che became feared for his brutality, he was also responsible for some executions of men who were thought to be informers, spies, and deserters.