Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life - Chapter 7-8 Summary & Analysis

Jon Lee Anderson
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Chapter 7-8 Summary and Analysis

Ernesto and Carlos depart in July, 1953 and soon arrive in La Paz, Bolivia. There was great deal of political unrest there since the revolt of the previous year. They associated and stayed with members or the Argentine ex-pat community, notably Isaias Nogues, who was in exile as an opponent of Peron. They met a Venezuelan military attached who helped them to obtain the visas they required to travel to Venezuela. Ernesto was interested in the Bolivian revolution and the changes it had brought.

In Cuba, on July 26, there was an attack on the Batista military barracks in Santiago. Both Fidel and Raul Castro were arrested and taken into custody.

After a month in Bolivia, Ernesto and Carlos depart for Lima and then on to Ecuador with Ricardo Rojo. Ernesto knew his family was experiencing financial difficulties and wondered if...

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