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Then in October she was abducted yet again and held overnight. , where she received Amnesty International’s “Enduring Spirit” award. In March 2001, she returned to work in Mexico City, even though the government discontinued her protective detail. She began representing political dissidents and victims of human rights violations by the Mexican army in particular. When she was killed on October 19, 2001, she was defending peasant ecologists from Guerrero. She was found in her law offices, shot twice, in the left temple (she was right-handed) and in the thigh.

He also expected assistance from the Bolivia Communists, and from Cuba, none of which materialized. S. S. personnel were on hand for his capture). With a large part of his force destroyed, and given his bad personal relations with the Bolivian Communist party, Guevara found himself in desperate straits by October of 1967. After an informant betrayed his location, the Bolivian army captured Guevara on October 7. They held him for two days before Bolivian President René Barrientos ordered his execution.

He joined Fidel Castro’s band of revolutionaries as a medic but quickly became a successful guerrilla commander in his own right. After the fighting ended, Guevara served in various high-level posts in the revolutionary government, wrote memoirs and manuals on guerrilla warfare, and traveled as a diplomat with rock star status. Yet he saw his true calling as a guerrilla commander. After an unsuccessful attempt to export revolution to the Congo, he returned to Latin America to prove his “foco” theory.

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