Monthly Archives: August 2003

Che Guevara: The Image

Che Guevara: The Image
The image of Che–staring off into the distance, looking determined and serene–is everywhere in Ecuador. It’s on tee shirts (mostly worn by gringos) and frequently seen as grafitti. This interesting article examines the popularity of the visual icon. After all, Che and Fidel Castro were buddies, but we don’t see Fidel’s image everyhere–the Cuban dictator, among other things, hasn’t had the good grace to die young.