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Che Guevara stamps sell out in Ireland despite outrage

Dublin: A set of stamps paying tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death has sold out in Ireland, a country where the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary had ancestral roots. "Our initial print run of the stamps was 122,000… It is necessary now to print extra stock,” a spokesman for Ireland’s postal service An Post said on Friday. The one-euro stamp features an iconic image of the guerrilla created by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick in 1968 that became a poster for worldwide rebellion. The…

Cubans pay tribute to ‘Che’ on 50th anniversary of his death

SANTA CLARA, CUBA: Tens of thousands of Cubans turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 50th anniversary of his death. An estimated 70,000 people thronged the streets outside a mausoleum in this town 300 kilometers (186 miles) east of the capital Havana which houses the remains of Guevara and of some of his former comrades. President Raul Castro, dressed in his general's uniform, was among those attending the ceremony in Santa…

A guerrilla’s life: “Che” Guevara in key dates

Ernesto "Che" Guevara has killed 50 years ago but today endures as an icon of leftist revolutionary struggle and anti-capitalism. Here is a timeline of his life.  Argentina travels to Latin America Che Guevara is born on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina. In 1945 his family moves to the capital Buenos Aires where "Che" -- a nickname linked to his Argentinian origins -- enrolls to study medicine at university. In 1950 he starts his formative journeys of exploration across Latin America, including a nine-month…

Revolutionary icon Che Guevara remembered 50 years after death

A half-century after his death, Ernesto “Che” Guevara will be remembered in ceremonies next week in Cuba and in Bolivia, whose CIA-trained troops sent shockwaves around the world when they executed the Cold War revolutionary icon in 1967. In Cuba — where schoolchildren still begin their day with a raised fist salute and chant “Pioneers for communism, we will be like Che” — President Raul Castro will lead a ceremony at his mausoleum in the central town of Santa Clara. The 86-year-old Castro’s memories will be deeply…

Reunited in death: Fidel Castro’s remains rest at Che Guevara mausoleum

SANTA CLARA, HAVANA: One of the history's best known double acts was temporarily reunited on Wednesday, when Fidel Castro's ashes arrived at a mausoleum housing the bones of his fellow revolutionary, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, part of a three-day cortege for the Cuban leader. Castro was cremated after he died on Friday aged 90. His ashes are being driven in a military caravan that reverses the route from Santiago de Cuba to Havana taken by his band of guerrillas in a fight to topple a US-backed president in 1959. A few…