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Important Documents & Speeches by
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna

Speeches, Articles & Philosophical Discussion
The following documents present the theories embraced and promulgated by Commander Guevara. They also serve as a recording of his insights into the rapidly decolonizing world of the time.

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Star Notes for the Study of the Ideology of the Cuban Revolution. October 1960.
Star At the United Nations. Che's speech to the UN General Assembly on December 11, 1964. This is the speech that is concluded with the following declaration: Hemos Dicho Basta, "For this great mass of humanity has said, "Enough!" and has begun to march. And their march of giants will not be halted until they conquer true independence - for which they have vainly died more than once. Today, however, those who die will die like the Cubans at Playa Girón. They will die for their own true and never-to-be-surrendered independence."
Star At the Afro-Asian Conference in Algeria. One of Che's most important speeches, in this speech Che criticized the USSR the first time in the public, particularly because of its paternalistic relations with the nations of the developing world. February 24, 1965.
Star "Socialism and Man in Cuba." Che summarizes his views on socialism in this writing. A good start for beginners looking to gain familiarity with Che's theories and ideas. "This article was written in the form of a letter to Carlos Quijano, editor of Marcha, a weekly published in Montevideo, Uruguay. Guevara wrote it while on a three-month overseas trip, during which he addressed the United Nations General Assembly and then visited a number of countries in Africa." 1965.
Star Message to the Tricontinental. One of Che's last articles, and certainly his most important. In this piece, he stresses that it is up to the developing world, in solidarity, to "Create two, three...many Vietnams" in order to stretch the imperialist resolve to its breaking point, thus bringing about its own downfall and the liberation of the struggling nations. April 1967.
Star Guerrilla Warfare: A Method. The addendum to the original "Guerrilla Warfare" written three years later, in 1963.
Star On Revolutionary Medicine.
Star Farewell Letter to Fidel. In this letter Che explains to Fidel why he left Cuba. The document concludes with the Che's immortal words, Hasta La Victoria Siempre.

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