To mark the 50th anniversary of her father’s assassination, Aleida Guevara will speak at meetings in London, Belfast, Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester and Denbigh from 4 to11 November
October 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader and hero of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.
Che was executed by Bolivian army officer, Mario Terán, following orders from the CIA in Bolivia in 1967. Almost 40 years later Terán went to have cataract treatment to restore his sight by Cuban doctors operating in the country as part of the Operation Miracle programme.
To mark the anniversary of Che’s death, and to revisit his enduring legacy, and that the Cuban Revolution, Che’s daughter, Aleida Guevara is speaking at a series of meetings in Britain this November.
Aleida Guevara March is the eldest daughter of four children born to Argentine revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and his second wife, Aleida March.
She is a paediatrician, working at Havana’s William Soler Children’s Hospital and has also worked on medical brigades in Angola, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
Aleida is visiting the UK in November in an exclusive speaking tour organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. She will speak about Cuba, international medical care, Latin American solidarity and about the impact of the US blockade on island, now in its 55th year. During her visit she will also meet with other medical professionals at hospitals across the country.
Aleida Guevara tour dates are as follows: Saturday 4 November – London. 10 am, Russian Revolution Centenary, Congress House, WC1B 3LS. Monday 6 November, Belfast. First Presbyterian Church in Rosemary Street, Belfast, BT1 1QB. 7.00 pm.
Tuesday 7 November – North Wales. Denbigh Town Hall, Denbigh, North Wales, LL16 3TB. 7.30 pm. Wednesday 8 November – Manchester. The Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, M1 6DD. 6.30 pm. Thursday 9 November, Sheffield. The Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street. Sheffield, S1 2EW. 7 pm
Friday 10 November, London. UCL Medical Sciences Building, Room 131 AV Hill Lecture Theatre, 6 pm. Mallet Place, London, WC1E 7JG (4 minutes from Euston Square Tube).
Saturday 11 November, Glasgow. Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign Rally, 4pm – 6.30pm.
Glasgow-Havana Film Festival screenings from 7.30 pm, also at the STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG
More information: cuba-solidarity.org.uk