Che Guevara, Revolutionary Born: June, 14th 1928 Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina Died: October, 9th 1967 (shot

to death) Best known as: Latin American Marxist Revolutionary Name at birth: Ernesto Guevara de la Serna Ernest "Che" Guevara worked and studied medicine in various parts of Latin America before teaming up with Fidel Castro in 1959 to force a revolution in Cuba. After the revolution, Guevara was second only to Castro in power. In 1965 he left Cuba and traveled the world, working unsuccessfully toward Marxist/Leninist revolutions in the Congo and Bolivia. Known for his flamboyance and ruthless dedication to revolution, Guevara became an anti-capitalist icon in the 1960s. He was captured in Bolivia by U.S.-backed military forces and executed in 1967. In 1997 his remains were discovered in Bolivia and moved to a mausoleum in Cuba.

MY BEST FRIEND CHE VOCABULARY Choose from the vocabulary words below to complete the definitions. Highly exceptional in character, remarkable _______________________ To form or make especially through a lot of effort _______________________ To know or realize something before/ahead of time _______________________ To accept other’s opinions/visions; to find a middle ground _______________________ Constantly active; never still; full of energy _______________________ One who gets something usually through begging or borrowing _____________________ To rob, steal, con or scam _______________________ A large truck designed to carry heavy loads _______________________ Mental or social awareness of something _______________________ A contagious skin disease, causing permanent disfiguration _______________________ Highly important, crucial _______________________ To oppose, refuse or reject _______________________ An idea that hasn’t been proven to be true _______________________ To wear something that is vivid and illustrious _______________________ Having great value/honor and being admired for it _______________________ Rebut Sensibility Forge Leprosy Scrounger Extraordinary Emblazon Compromising Pivotal Worthy Foresee Speculation Restless Blag Lorry