(Spanish Edition) – Kindle edition by Alberto Granado. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Con el Che por sudamérica. Alberto Granado Jiménez (August 8, – March 5, ) was an Argentine– Cuban biochemist, doctor, writer, and scientist. He was also the youthful friend and traveling companion of Che Guevara . Walter Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries, based upon Granado’s Con el Che por Sudamerica and Guevara’s own account. Travelling companion of Che Guevara during their trip around Latin Con el Che por Sudamerica, was published in and translated into.

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The two men did not meet again for eight years, by which time Guevara was a hero of Fidel Castro ‘s Cuban Revolution and head of Cuba’s central bank. Included with these was one book about the sugar industry for his old friend Granado. After the death of Guevara inGranado became the director of the genetics department of the National Health Centre for Stockbreeding and Farming, one of Fidel Castro’s favourite projects. The two men remained friends, often discussing such urgent topics as the development of Britain’s national health service during Clement Attlee’s government, but their particular passion was for suda,erica abroad.

Maro rated it really gganado it Feb 05, Inhe joined the campaign for solidarity pkr Cuba and promotion of Guevara’s ideas at home and abroad. Alejandra marked it as to-read Jun 20, Both men wrote diaries of their journey that fed into the creation of the myths associated with Guevara’s life and death.


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Many guerrillas died, including Masetti, and only Bustos survived to take part in a later campaign in Bolivia. Granado returned to his scientific research, and never referred again to his participation in this Argentinian episode, which was rarely referred to in Cuba.

He also attended the Congress on Polymorphism in Leningrad and became centrally involved in the development of Holstein Tropical cattle breeds. After the victory of the Sudameruca revolutionaries inGranado was invited to Havana by Guevara, and he moved there with his family and took a job in the medicine faculty at the university of Havana.

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Granado was thus in part responsible for Cuba’s high number of highly trained doctors, which has been described as “one of the undeniable achievements of Castro’s government”. In her film “My Best Friend”producer Clare Lewins asks Granado what he believes to be the reason for Che Guevara ‘s continuing attraction, his response was:.

Coming from a leftwing, working-class family, Granado was already a Marxist. The Making of a Revolutionarywhich served as a reference for the film The Motorcycle Diariesin which he was played by Rodrigo de la Serna. Between andhe took part in the creation of the Cuban Genetics Society and was appointed its president.

Che’s persona gets bigger and greater, and he becomes a man to imitate. Open Preview See a Problem? Traveling companion and close friend of Che Guevara.

Alberto Granado

We hauled merchandise, carried sacks, worked as sailors, cops and doctors. Their travels together through Latin America in the early s were given fresh currency more than half a century later in Walter Salles’s popular film, The Motorcycle Diaries Elsewhere the granaod was less uplifting: It wasn’t easy unless you shared his vision and believed in it.


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Osman Costa Castillo marked it as to-read Aug 02, Rise and Fall Chevolution. After arriving eventually in Venezuela in the summer ofGuevara headed off to Miami while Granado decided to stay behind.

Con el Che por Sudamérica

He authored the memoir Traveling with Che Guevara: Smileybakerstreet24 marked it as to-read Apr 28, In many places circumstances had not changed, and some villages are just as poor as they were when we visited them 50 years ago. He made contact with Ciro Bustos, an Argentinian artist who had come to Cuba attracted by the revolution, and also worked with an Argentinian journalist, Jorge Masetti, who had set up the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Between andhe was an on-set advisor to Walter Salles’ The Motorcycle Diariesbased upon Granado’s Con el Che por Sudamerica and Guevara’s own account, published posthumously in