Queridos Hildita, Aleidita, Camilo, Celia y Ernesto: Si alguna vez tienen que leer esta carta, será porque yo no esté entre Uds. Casi no se acordarán de mi y los más chiquitos no recordarán nada. Su padre ha sido un hombre que actúa como piensa y, seguro, ha sido leal a sus convicciones.
"I began this revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action." - Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary and Leader.
In 1955, Argentinean-born Che Guevara met Fidel Castro and quickly joined his efforts to oust Batista as leader of Cuba, which would lead to becoming Finance Minister under Castro’s rule. By 1965, Guevara was keen to spread his revolutionary ideas: he traveled to the Congo; he then moved to Bolivia, and was executed in 1967. Before he left for Bolivia, Guevara secretly visited his wife back in Cuba and gave her a letter, to be read by his 5 children in the event of his death.