An Ernesto 'Che' Guevara portrait in front of a house in the Old Havana.
Born to a middle class family and trained as a medical doctor, the young Argentinean travelled and witnessed the plight of the South American people, and had envisioned a fair and justice society. He joined the rebel groups in Cuba and fought along side with Fidel Castro and other revolutionists. After the revolution, he held positions in important ministries and the Central Bank, in charge of the industry and economic reform. Despite his passion, however, the result was largely a failure due to the lack of experience. Withdrawing from public office, he returned to Africa and South America for guerilla warfare, but was subsequently captured and executed by the CIA in Bolivia in 1967. Coupled with his personal charisma, Che Guevara has become an icon who dare to confront injustice and oppressions, no matter how powerful they are, without considering personal safety and profit. Although Che might never have envisioned the social condition of Cuba today under his comrade Castro, although the end result undoubtedly adds an element of tragedy to his sacrifice and devotion, it is his passion that inspires generations of young Marxists and left-wingers. Like Che once said: "Revolutions rarely, if ever, emerge fully ripe, and not all their details are scientifically foreseen. They are products of passion, of improvisation by human beings in their struggle for social change, and are never perfect. Our revolution was no exception