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The New Defeats Of ‘Che’

The New Defeats Of ‘Che’ / 14ymedio
Posted on March 9, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 8 March 2016 — The face of the Argentine guerrilla is
awaiting two expulsions, one unilateral and the other by democratic
vote. In his reorganization of Casa Rosada, the government of Argentine
Mauricio Macri will eliminate all the paintings in the Hall of
Latin American Patriots and the gallery of popular idols, which means
the removal of the portrait of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, among many others.

In early February, the Argentine government removed from the president’s
official residence the portraits of Hugo and Nestor Kirchner. In
the new phase, also eliminated will be the face of the guerrilla, those
of Eva Peron, Salvador Allende, Pancho Villa, Simon Bolivar, Tupac
Amaru, Augusto Sandino and the photographs of Charly Garcia, Diego
Maradona, Alberto Olmedo, the Coca Sarli and The Gauchito Gil.

As sources from Casa Rosada explained on Monday, the idea is to replace
the portraits and photographs left by Cristina Fernandez “with quality
works whose theme is related to Argentine history and, when possible,
that recall events that have occurred in this sector of La Casa Rosada.”

Guevara’s face could also disappear from the central plaza at the Bogota
site of the National of Columbia. A Political Sciences
student, Juan Carlos Rubiano, asked the rector of the institution for
authorization to convene a virtual consultation so that students,
professors and workers can make the decision to remove the portrait of
the Argentine guerrilla, created in the eighties.

The portraits of the presidents will be relocated to the Bicentennial
Museum for permanent display

This request is in addition to the one made in 2005 by another student,
Edgar Eduardo Muñoz Manrique, who argued the protection of the
collective rights of the public and cultural patrimony of the nation.
His actions led to removing the image in the square, despite the
rejection of the idea by the great majority of students of the Atheneum,
who repainted the face of Che.

Source: The New Defeats Of ‘Che’ / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –

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