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  • 09 / 01 / 2007

Cuban women pay tribute to
The Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) is holding a colloquium on Friday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death in Bolivia of international guerrilla fighter Tamara Bunke, better known by her alias Tania.

The event will focus on Tania's from her return to the Democratic Republic of Germany from Argentina, and her involvement in the Cuban Revolution.

Participants at the meeting will also look back on Tania's active participation in the Bolivian national liberation movement led by legendary guerrilla fighter Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

The encounter is part of a program of activities organized by the FMC aimed at highlighting the presence of women in Cuban social, cultural and political life, which also acknowledges the contribution of women around the world in the struggles for liberation.

Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider, internationally known as Tania the guerrilla fighter, was born on November 19, 1937. She was the daughter of German parents who had emigrated to Argentina fleeing Nazi persecution.

Tania was only 18 years old when she joined Germany's Unified Socialist Party on her family's return to the country.

She fell in action on August 31, 1967 when her group, led by Commander Vitalio Acuña, "Joaquin", walked into an ambush in Vado del Yeso, in Bolivia.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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