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Camilo Guevara and his delegation pose for a photo with Gen Kainerugaba

Revolutionary Che Guevara's Son Camilo Visits Uganda

After his arrival, Camilo held a meeting with the senior presidential advisor for special operations Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba
posted onJune 14, 2019
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By Albert Tibweba

KAMPALA. The son of Ernesto “Che” Guevara Ernesto an Argentine Marxist revolutionary is in Uganda where he is set to visit the country's tourist attractions among other engagements.

Camilo Guevara is accompanied by his wife and a delegation. The team is expected to meet President Yoweri Museveni later today.

After his arrival, Camilo held a meeting with the Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

"Today, it was my great honour to meet Camilo Guevara, son of the legendary Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevara. Mr.Guevara is visiting Uganda along with his wife and delegation," Gen Kainerugaba tweeted last evening. 

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Camilo with gen Kainerugaba

According to available information on the internet, Camilo's father, Che Guevara is known for his role in the Cuban revolution of 1959, which witnessed Fidel Castro's removal of Fulgencio Batista as the country's head of state.

The two first met in Mexico City almost five years earlier, where Che Guevara had moved in 1954.

Having joined Castro's "26th July Movement", aimed at seizing power from Batista, Guevara rose to become a key figure in the revolution and was duly appointed as president of the National Bank of Cuba and minister of industry following its success.

Guevara also featured in revolutions from in Africa's Congo.

Lauded by many, Guevara's name has become synonymous with revolution and socialism.

His supporters say he was a hero who fought and died for his beliefs and see him as a romantic figure associated with the universal fight for freedom.

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A member of Camilo's delegation with the General 

Che Guevara was to be executed aged 39 after being captured by US-backed troops in Bolivia in 1967.

His son now aged 57, Camila is believed to have been 5 years when his father was killed.

ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze tweeted: "We welcome them to #BeautifulUganda the #PearlofAfrica. Hope they get off time to explore our great flora & fauna in the countryside."

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