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Che's widow, daughter and son were on hand at a ceremony in Havana on July 19 to celebrate the inclusion of the documents in the UNESCO register.

Che's widow, daughter and son were on hand at a ceremony in Havana on July 19 to celebrate the inclusion of the documents in the UNESCO register.

UNESCO is including the writings of Cuban Revolution leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara in its Memory of the World Register.

The documents include original manuscripts from "Che's" youthful "Motorcycle Diaries" days, to his diary from the mountains of Bolivia where he was executed by that nation's military in 1967.

They are now recognized as world heritage and will be protected and cared for with the help of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The Memory of the World Register comprises nearly 300 documents and collections from five continents. Guevara's works are among 54 new additions this year.

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Manuscripts and photographs belonging to
Che Guevara are displayed for the press
in La Paz, Bolivia. AP photo

His widow, daughter and son were on hand at a ceremony in Havana on July 19 to celebrate the inclusion of the documents in the register.

July/19/2013

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andrea dealmagro

7/20/2013 4:10:12 PM

Argentinian Ernesto "Che" Guevara was named commander of the fortress La Cabana (Havana) after the triumph of the Cuban revolution on 1/1/59. During the first months he ordered the execution of hundreds of officers of the army and police of former dictator Fulgencio Batista with summary trials or no trials at all. That makes him a war criminal of his own though many of the officers executed might have been war criminals as well. He then went on to wreck the Cuban economy as industry minister.
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