Children of Che Guevara meet Iran’s culture minister
September 27, 2007
TEHRAN -- Two children of Ernesto Che Guevara met Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Hossein Saffar Harandi here on Tuesday.Aleida and Camilo Guevara are currently visiting Iran and are scheduled to meet with high-ranking Iranian officials.
The culture minister paid tribute to Che Guevara and said Iran and Cuba have one point in common, which is the fact that both have experienced U.S. hostility.
Saffar Harandi added that Cuba has made good progress over the years, and congratulated Aleida and Camilo on their country’s great progress in the fields of education and health.
He went on to say that Cuba’s independence has been the main factor driving its development and expressed hope that Cubans’ resistance would always be inspired by Che.
Aleida Guevara said she was glad to be able to visit Iran, adding, “We are here as representatives of Cuba to announce the solidarity of the Cuban nation with the people of Iran.”
She added, “Every Cuban individual learned the motto ‘I can’ and was able to make good progress and improve their standard of living.”
Born into a middle-class family in Rosario, Argentina, Che Guevara was a strong opponent of U.S. influence in the Third World. He helped guide the Castro regime on its leftward and pro-Communist path.
He disappeared from Cuba in 1965, reappearing the following year as an insurgent leader in Bolivia. He was captured by the Bolivian army and shot near Vallegrande on October 9, 1967