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Ernesto “Che” Guevara

Guevara was a passionate rugby player. Due to his aggressive style, he was nicknamed “El Fuser” which was the short form of “El Furibundo Serna” compiled from el furibundo (furious) and Serna, his mother’s family name.

As a medical student, Guevara together with his friend biochemist Alberto Granado travelled around South America by motorbike. Having experienced extreme poverty during the journey he turned into a zealous advocate of Marxist ideology.

Guevara was dubbed “Che” by his fellow revolutionaries as the charismatic leader frequently used the interjection, which means “Hey” in English, in the company of his comrades.

As one of the main advocates of the Soviet nuclear missile installation, Guevara was regarded as one of the main culprits in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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