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President Evo Morales pays tribute to Che Guevara, June 15, 2006

Evo Morales, president of Bolivia paid tribute to what would have been the 78th birthday of Argentinian guerilla insurgent Che Guevara, who was killed by the Bolivian Army in 1966, the first Bolivian head of state to pay such a tribute. Morales took a helicopter flight to La Higuera, the site of his death and had birthday cake with children. Since taking office, Bolivia, Latin America’s poorest countries, has forged ties with Cuba and Venezuela, who have flooded the nation with aid, and Morales on the birthday of Che Guevara dedicated a Bolivian hospital to him made with Cuban aid. Morales intends to send to Castro a coca leaf cake for that leader’s birthday.

LA News:

"Bolivia’s Morales pays homage to Che Guevara "
Voice of America June 15, 2006
"Bolivia Remembers Che for Humanity "
Prensa Latina (Cuba) June 15, 2006

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