Looking at Che Guevara
Against The Current vol. 143

Wainer, Kit Adam

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/11/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13582

That Che Guevara's silhouette has found its way onto walls and T-shirts around the world is nothing new. A traveler through Latin America in the 1970s and 1980s would have seen Che’s face spray-painted onto walls in working-class neighborhoods. In revolutionary Nicaragua Che graffiti was officially sanctioned, as was the massive outpouring of pro-Sandinista, anti-contra wall art. As a fallen martyr Che symbolized commitment and hope for anti-imperialist guerilla organizations throughout the Americas.

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