Bolivia: Epilogue to the Diary

One of the great mysteries surrounding Che Guevara's diary of his ill-fated guerrilla campaign in Bolivia is how it reached the hands of Fidel Castro. Almost immediately after Che had been captured and executed by Bolivia's army last fall, Western journalists swarmed to La Paz to bid for the publishing rights. "If I had the money," said Bolivian Minister of Government Antonio Arguedas at the time, "I would buy the diary myself and resell it at a profit." It seems, however, that money did not stand in Arguedas' way after all. Last...

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