che guavera /prensa Latina Op-ed 

Che Guevara in the Congo

BY DAVID SEDDON Che Guevara’s expedition in the Congo, though ill-fated, stands as a crucial example of anti-imperialist solidarity. The death of Fidel Castro in November 2016 prompted me to revisit the extraordinary history of the Cuban Revolution and in particular the diplomatic recognition, political support, and military assistance provided by Cuba under Castro to national liberation struggles and independent states all over Africa — from Algeria and Western Sahara, to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, and the Portuguese colonies of Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique. Cuban soldiers’ victories against South African forces…

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