The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey - Chapter 38 - 40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38 - 40 Summary and Analysis

In "The San Pablo Leper Colony" Alberto and Che visit Sister Alberto, the administrator of the colony. They send their clothes to be washed on Monday and meet six hundred sick people living in the colony in jungle huts. Dr. Bresciani, the lead doctor, commands great respect. On Tuesday, Alberto and Che tour the colony with him and follow the doctor on his rounds. The colony has poor living conditions.

"Saint Guevera's Day" opens with Che's birthday, on June 14th, 1952, when he turned twenty four. He fishes and eats a meal at Dr. Bresciani's house. They drink Pisco, a Peruvian national drink. Che replies to a toast with a plea for a united Latin America. On Sunday, Che and Alberto visit a tribe of Indians known as the Yaguas. They play football that evening and Alberto awakes in the...

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