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Bolivian students form up during premilitary training to prepare them for compulsory military service in Vallegrande, Bolivia Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. The young potential soldiers paraded only two hundred yards from where the body of the executed Ernesto "Che" Guevara lay burried with six fellow guerillas for 30 years. A mausoleum now stands over the open mass grave. Just as nearby, the bodies of twleve more guerillas in Guevara's band were burried on the grounds of a local Rotary Club. The remains were repatriated to Cuba after their discovery in 1997. Guevara was captured by the Bolivian army in 1967 in a nearby valley and executed in La Higuera days later. Guevara and fellow communist guerillas were attempting to launch a continent-wide revolution modeled on Guevara's success in Cuba in the late 1950s. The Bolivian government recently began promoting the area where he fought, was captured, killed and burried for 30 years as the "Ruta del Che," or Che's Route. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
Bolivian students form up during premilitary training to prepare them for compulsory military service in Vallegrande, Bolivia Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. The young potential soldiers paraded only two hundred yards from where the body of the executed Ernesto "Che" Guevara lay burried with six fellow guerillas for 30 years. A mausoleum now stands over the open mass grave. Just as nearby, the bodies of twleve more guerillas in Guevara's band were burried on the grounds of a local Rotary...
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