New views on Cuba's solidarity with revolutionaries in Latin America; Insights from a key participant in these movements; Cuba did not 'betray' Che Guevara; Manuel Pineiro, known as Barba Roja (Red Beard), was a figure of great mystery for decades. As head of the Cuban Communist Party's Americas Department, he oversaw Cuba's operations in support of liberation movements on every continent, especially Latin America and Africa. Pineiro was one of Che Guevara's closest collaborators, responsible for his missions to the Congo and Bolivia. He later went on to work with revolutionaries in Chile, Nicaraguo, El Salvador and many other Latin American countries. On the 30th anniversary of Che's death, Pineiro spoke out publicly for the first time. This book includes many extraordinary new revelations about Cuba's role in Latin America and some profound insights into Che Guevara's life and legacy. Pineiro discusses the recent biographies of Che and Che's legacy today. He answers the accusations made by some biographers and others that Cuba betrayed Che in Bolivia. American revolutions and assesses the causes and significance of the collapse of the socialist bloc. My first encounter with Che was in the Sierra. Arriving at the guerrilla camp, I heard screaming and saw [our doctor] Che determined to extract a peasant's tooth with a pair of pliers. At that moment, i swore never to fall into that man's handsl Manuel PineiroThe Cuban people also know that, through Che and his comrades, they will be paying tribute to all those who have given their lives on civilian and military ... The forms and content of internationalism have changed and must continue to change constantly, in accord with the ... I also hope that, after reading the contents of the magazine that is being presented today, you will make use of it and will be moreanbsp;...
|Title||:||Che Guevara and the Latin American Revolutionary Movements|
|Author||:||Manuel Piñeiro Losada|
|Publisher||:||Ocean Press (AU) - 2001|