Che in Bolivia

Late in 1967 the now legendary Argentinian-born revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was captured by security forces in a ravine in the scrub forest of the remote eastern Andes mountains in Bolivia. The following day he was executed in a school in the nearby tiny hamlet of La Higuera. To mark the 50th anniversary of those historic events, I followed his last steps from the bottom of the deep canyon to the village school and to the town of Vallegrande, where his body was displayed to the press at an open air laundry. The so-called 'Ruta del Che' has become a pilgrimage trail for the curious as well as would-be followers. My illustrated article has been published by the New Internationalist magazine.