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Che Guevara remembered 50 years after his execution

Artists, activists and Guevara's descendants gather to commemorate the death of the revolutionary.

Thousands gathered on Monday in a small town in southern Bolivia, where the leader of the Cuban revolution Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed by CIA-backed Bolivian soldiers 50 years ago.

Bolivia's President Evo Morales camped in a sleeping bag and tent and welcomed dignitaries from allies Cuba and Venezuela during the commemoration ceremonies.

"Fifty years later, the legend of Ernesto Che Guevara lives in the young people, in their unquestionable struggle for equality and liberation," Morales wrote on Twitter before his scheduled speech on Monday.

Over the weekend artists, activists, veterans of the Cuban revolution and Guevara's descendants gathered to commemorate the revolutionary hero in Vallegrande, where he was buried in a hidden, unmarked grave in 1967 before his remains were moved to Cuba 30 years later.

Santa Clara, Cuba
Vallegrande, Bolivia
Susana Osinaga Robles
posters of Che Guevara
Bolivian President Evo Morales
Aymara women
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's death
La Higuera, Santa Cruz
Cuba's President Raul Castro
Chilean supporters


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