Ernesto “Che” Guevara, in addition to being a political and revolutionary figure, was trained as a doctor. He was born on June 14, 1928, in Argentina and studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. After graduating, he traveled throughout Latin America and was struck by the conditions of poverty and inequality he witnessed. This journey was fundamental in shaping his political ideas and his commitment to revolutionary struggle.

His legacy as a doctor and revolutionary continues to be a subject of debate and controversy.

Throughout his life, Guevara combined his medical skills with his political activism. During the Cuban Revolution, he played an important role as a military commander and guerrilla leader, but also worked as a doctor, providing medical care to both fighters and civilians alike. After the revolution, he held various positions in the Cuban government, including Minister of Industries.

Guevara’s image as “the guerrilla doctor” has become part of his myth and has contributed to his popularity worldwide. His legacy as a doctor and revolutionary continues to be a subject of debate and controversy, but his dedication to the struggle for social justice and equality remains an inspiration to many people around the world.

In the years following his death, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was celebrated worldwide, his face adorns t-shirts, sweatshirts, flags, and there are even those who have him tattooed on their skin. We, the Cubans, know the real story.

In 1958, “Che” Guevara, along with Fidel Castro and his guerrillas, invaded our country. His presence in the regime was key to Cuba’s approach to the communist bloc, led by the Soviet Union.

Guevara preached Marxist-Leninist ideas and did not hesitate to defend them through violent and illegal techniques, such as murder or trials that lasted less than an hour and did not adhere to any constitutional practice.

He was a proponent of labor camps, known as Military Units to Aid Production, where homosexuals were imprisoned as part of a persecution technique that mimicked communist practices in Eastern Europe, as Che considered homosexuality contrary to his ideal of the “new man.”

These labor camps were true concentration camps, where the Cuban government also adopted the Auschwitz motto “work sets you free,” replacing it with “work will make them men,” as they believed that forced labor for many hours would correct their homosexual behavior.

People of different religions, such as Catholicism and Afro-Cuban religions, as well as political opponents, were also forced into these camps. Anyone who was not a revolutionary or communist was an enemy.

Che and the “revolution” believed in killing for the cause, for communist ideas. They believed that executing opponents was the way to achieve liberation for the people, whom they actually subjected.

Che Guevara was not, is not, and will not be Cuba.

A faithful follower of Fidel Castro and his ideas for the communist revolution, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was one of the main promoters of the “revolution” that permeated our land with misery. His actions were fundamental for the establishment of the Castro regime, which has been entrenched in power for 62 years.

He raised the flags for the “liberation of the people” but far from liberating them, he plunged them into hunger and abandonment.

The revolutionary hero of the Castro regime that many defend was nothing but an enemy of the people, who condemned the country to a future of misery, repression, and silence.

Che Guevara was not, is not, and will not be Cuba. The people are Cuba, and the people said ENOUGH.

From Cuba Decide, we promote a change of political system on the island. A political system away from archaic socialism, authoritarianism, and indoctrination. We want, for Cuba, a model country that respects economic, social, and political freedom, where Cubans have real decision-making power.