Che Guevara secretly in communist Czechoslovakia in 1966

23-01-2010

Che Guevara, one of the leaders of the Cuban revolution, spent five months in hiding under a false identity in communist Czechoslovakia in 1966, the Mlada fronta Dnes daily reported on Friday, following archive research. Che Guevara is believed to have spent the time in the village of Ladvi, 25 km south-east of Prague. According to verbal accounts he lived there with friends and his secret-agent girlfriend Tamara Bunke. The Cuban revolutionary allegedly departed from Czechoslovakia in July of 1966, using a false Uruguayan passport. He was killed a year later, when he led a rebellion in Bolivia.