Adios Fidel

Cuba is still on my list of places to visit. As soon as I learn Spanish. According to a good friend of mine you need it when your 1950's American made car breaks down in a rural area and you need help fixing it....

Anyway. 'Till then -

Viva La Revolución!

One of the first photographs of Fidel Casto and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara together. Taken in an extradition jail in Mexico, 1956.

One of the last photographs of the two men together. Taken in Havana, Cuba 1965.

(Both images from the Cuban Office Of Historical Affairs Of The Council Of State.)

also, with all the talk of what will happen in Cuba now, Steve Bell's cartoon is currently my favourite addition to the debate.


k e n said...

is that 1956 photo of ernesto in the jail from a book?

would you be able to give me the name of the book please?

Tom White said...

The book is a kitsch gift type book but is actually full of useful and interesting stuff - with loads of photographs. It's called "The Che Handbook" (terrible title) and the ISBN is 1-84072-502-8.

k e n said...

that's an awesome photo (hard to find online) - would get the book just for that.

thanks a heap!