Che Guevara: Address to the United Nations General Assembly

(1964)

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On December 11, 1964, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (1928–1967) traveled to New York City to give an Address to the United Nations General Assembly as head of the Cuban delegation to that organization. By this time “Che” had become a figure of international stature. He was convinced that the economic inequalities that afflicted Latin America were the result of imperialism, colonialism, and exploitation, primarily by the United States, and the only solution to these...