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  • 08 / 14 / 2007

Che Guevara's Cuban daughter becomes an Argentine citizen
Celia Guevara March, the Cuban-born daughter of legendary communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, became a citizen of Argentina, the daily Clarin newspaper reported Sunday.

Guevara, who was four years old when her Argentine-born father was killed in Bolivia in 1967, took her oath at the Argentine consulate in Havana, the daily said.

A veterinarian in charge of animal health at Havana's National Aquarium, Celia Guevara chose her father's nationality under an Argentine law that grants citizenship rights to children of Argentine nationals regardless of their place of birth.

Celia Guevara, who told Argentine officials that she has no plans to leave Cuba, began the nationalization process in January. The paperwork was approved and is on its way to Cuba, according to Clarin.

A medic-turned-guerrilla, Ernesto "Che" Guevara joined Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution that seized power from dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He left Cuba in 1965 seeking new revolutionary grounds and was killed in October 1967 in Bolivia.

"Che" had five children from two marriages. Celia, 44, is one of four children he had with Aleida March. According to Clarin, Celia Guevara is an unconditional supporter of Cuban President Fidel Castro.

"Che" Guevara had another daughter from his first marriage to Hilda Gadea.
Source: Caribbean Net News

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