confirmed this Tuesday the death at the age of 60 of Camilo Guevara, son of the well-known guerrilla Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.
Guevara’s death was confirmed by the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, who wrote through his official Twitter account that “with deep pain we say goodbye to Camilo, son of Che and promoter of his ideas, as director of the Center hey, what preserves part of the extraordinary legacy of his father“.
“Hugs to his mother, Aleida, his widow and daughters, and the entire Guevara March family”the Cuban head of state concluded his publication.
With deep sorrow we say goodbye to Camilo, Che’s son and promoter of his ideas, as director of the Che Center, which preserves part of his father’s extraordinary legacy. Hugs to his mother, Aleida, to her widow and daughters, and to the entire Guevara March family. pic.twitter.com/n7PaAVbmC2
– Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) August 30, 2022
The eldest of his brothers and a Labor Law graduate worked as director of the Che Guevara Study Center in Havana, which seeks promote the knowledge, thought, life and work of the guerrilla.
Born May 20, 1962, Camilo was only four years old when his father was executed in Bolivia.
One of his most remembered media appearances was in 2010 when in dialogue with the EFE Agency criticized the “excessive” marketing of his father’s image, affirming that “in my opinion they try to disappear ‘Che’, the history of ‘Che’, they leave the image empty and they want to separate it from the history of ‘Che’. That is useful because (…) whether they like it or not, It is a subversive symbol, in the best sense of the word, a symbol of resistance, of struggle against domination”.
According to the agency Latin PressGuevara March was visiting Caracas, Venezuela and died due to “a pulmonary thromboembolism that led to a heart attack.”