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This essay focuses on the role sport and leisure played in the life of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara during childhood and adolescence. Specifically, the essay conceptualises how his sport and leisure experiences contributed to making Guevara the…

New reforms and debates are underway in contemporary Cuba. The core issues, however, were raised but not resolved by the Great Debate of 1963–1965 instigated by Che Guevara. The challenge was then and remains today to increase productive capacity…

In January 1962 Guevara told colleagues in Cuba's Ministry of Industries (MININD): 'In no way am I saying that financial autonomy of the enterprise with moral incentives, as it is established in the socialist countries, is a formula which will impede…

Most theories of revolution seem to agree that certain preconditions must be met if a revolutionary situation is to arise. The peculiar contribution of Ernesto Che Guevara to understanding revolutions is that according to him such preconditions can…

Book Review: Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Culture

This paper begins by tracing a path through salient developments in semiotic theory regarding the visual. It examines the political functions of cultural and discursive semiotic systems through which graphic images and gestures are appraised,…

A Short History of the CIA and Destabilization of Leftist Governments in Central and South America

Why Cuba Succeeded, and why Bolivia Failed (With a Discussion of the use of Secondary Source Documents in Historical Analysis)

In 2006, Che Guevara’s long-anticipated critical notes on the political economy of the USSR were published in Havana. Written outside Cuba between 1965 and 1966 and arguably his most important contribution to socialist theory, these notes were kept…
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