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Che Guevara honored in Bolivia with the launching of new book

La Paz, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The launching of the book "Bolivia, el Che y una historia no contada" (Bolivia, Che, and An Untold Story) by Argentine writer Leda Berlusconi, shed light on the objectives of the camp created by Comandante Ernesto Guevara in Ñancahuazú in 1966.

“The aim was to create a long-term training school for fighters in South America, not a guerrilla center,” the author explained at the headquarters of the Vice Presidency of the Plurinational State, after being introduced by Ambassadors Ariel Basteiro (Argentina) and Danilo Sanchez (Cuba).

In the presence of the children of guerrilla martyrs, former ministers, a significant representation of the accredited diplomatic corps, representatives of social organizations, intellectuals, and other guests, Berlusconi referred to the testimony given to him by Bolivian Army Major, Rubén Sánchez.

The book’s writer stated that Sánchez, who was in that camp because he was ambushed and captured by the guerrillas, bases this untold story on experiences.

Berlusconi recalled that the struggle for the liberation of Argentina was Che’s ultimate goal. Still, he also sought to bring a new perspective that he tried to transmit to his comrades from other Latin American countries present there.

The writer concluded by saying that “Fifty-six years after the fall of Che and his comrades in the Bolivian heroic act, Our America needs to recover those ideas and embrace ourselves once again with less internal divisions so as to achieve a more united continent to face the common enemy.”