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UNESCO Acknowledges Che Guevara Legacy

Havana, Cuba, June 24.- Cuba’s National UNESCO Commission expressed satisfaction for the inclusion of the collection of documents on the life and work of Cuban-Argentinean guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in the International Memory of the World Register.

In a communiqué, cited by Cubasi website, the Cuban commission says that the initiative acknowledges the contribution by Che Guevara to Latin American and world revolutionary thinking, which turned him into a symbol of liberation and internationalism.

The collection, presented by Cuba and Bolivia, encompasses 1 007 documents, 431 of which are Che’s manuscripts dating from 1928 to 1967. This includes his adolescence and youths as well as his guerrilla fight in Bolivia.

The Memory of the World Program was created by the UN Education, Science and Culture Organization in 1992 to safeguard and spread important patrimonial elements of political, philosophic, literary and musical nature.

The register now includes 299 documents and collections preserved in different formats from all five continents.(ACN)