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Chalchuapa, Santa Ana, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador

 
 
Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 18, 2015
1. Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador Marker
Inscription.  

Visito las ruinas de El Tazumal, en abril de 1954.
“Sean capaces siempre de sentir, en lo mas hondo,
cualquier injusticia realizada contra cualquiera,
en cualquier parte del mundo.
Es la cualidad mas linda del revolucionario.”

Escuela Ernesto “Che” Guevara, FMLN.
Chalchuapa, 25 de julio de 2009.

Marcador adicional:
A nuestros heroes y heroinas caidos en combate
“Su sangre a germinado y viven es este pueblo”

Francisco Sermeño ∙ Magdalena Sermeño ∙ Jose Antonio Gonzalez ∙ Victor Hugo Sanchez ∙ Jorge Alberto Surita ∙ Manuel A. Vallecillos ∙ Julio C. Castro Ramos ∙ Jose Amilcar Castro ∙ Efrain Lopez Aguilar ∙ Mario A. Castaneda ∙ Roberto N. Moran ∙ Carlos Alberto Flores ∙ Antonio Toledo ∙ Roque Nelson Garcia ∙ Fulton Garcia ∙ Esteban Mendez ∙ Fredy Jordan ∙ Olvin Salguero E. ∙ Orlando Valencia ∙ Efrain Salas ∙ David Escobar ∙ Manuel Moran ∙ Alejandro E. Gonzalez ∙
Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 18, 2015
2. Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador Marker
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Victor Ruano (Viteca) ∙ Luis Ramirez Portillo ∙ Jose Antonio Castro ∙ Julio Castaneda

Directiva Municipal FMLN Chalchuapa, 25/Julio/2009

English translation:
Ernestro “Che” Guevara
Visited the ruins of Tazumal in April, 1954.
“Always be able to deeply feel any injustice against anyone,
in any part of the world.
That is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.”

Ernest “Che” Guevara School, FMLN.
Chalchuapa, July 25, 2009.

Additional marker:
To our heroes and heroines fallen in battle
“Your blood has multiplied and you live on in the people”
List of names
Chalchuapa FMLN Municipal Leadership, July 25, 2009

 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1954.
 
Location. 13° 58.818′ N, 89° 40.443′ W. Marker is in Chalchuapa, Santa Ana. Memorial is on Calle Tazumal. The marker and bust can be seen near the Tazumal Archaeological site's entrance. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Stanley Boggs (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios (approx. one kilometer away); 200th Anniversary of the First Cry of Salvadoran Independence
Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 18, 2015
3. Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador Marker
(approx. 8.9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); First Century of the City of Atiquizaya (approx. 8.9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); Salvador Antonio Gómez Góchez (approx. 9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); David Granadino (approx. 12.8 kilometers away); Aurelio Fuertes and Santa Ana Cathedral (approx. 12.9 kilometers away); Ecological Park "San Lorenzo" (approx. 14.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalchuapa.
 
Regarding Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador. Ernesto "Che" Guevara, doctor and future Cuban revolutionary, traveled to Guatemala in 1953 after graduating from medical school in Argentina. He visited the archaeological ruins of Tazumal in April, 1954, only a few months before the US-supported military coup (Operation PBSUCCESS) that would cause the fall of Guatemala's democratic government in June, 1954. Guevara was forced to leave Guatemala for Mexico, where he would soon meet Fidel Castro and other Cuban revolutionaries. His experience seeing firsthand the overthrow of the Guatemalan government would influence his future actions in Cuba and elsewhere.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 228 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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