Monday, March 7, 2011

Dead friend of Che Guevara, whom they drove on a motorbike - Alberto Granado Dead

March 5 at age 88 in Cuba, died a native of Argentina, Alberto Granado, who, along with Ernesto "Che" Guevara made an epic journey on a motorcycle in South America, which lasted about eight months.

Granado was older than Che for six years. He was born in the town of Hernando, south of Cordoba province, graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University, carried away the problem of treatment of leprosy, and, having studied at university for three years, became a doctor of biochemistry.
December 29, 1951, loaded heavily worn motorcycle Granado useful items, tents, blankets, and taking a camera and an automatic pistol, they hit the road ...

It is believed that after the motocross Che Guevara came on the idea of changing the world and become a revolutionary.

Himself, Che Guevara was killed in Bolivia in 1967 during the struggle for the happiness of the South American nations, and his friend Alberto stayed in Cuba and lived to a ripe old age.

"We had to suffer badly. Motorcycle constantly broke down and required repairs. We are not so much riding on it as they dragged it out for yourself" - recalled Granado after the trip.

Travel has become the basis for the movie "Motorcycle Diaries," based on the recollections of both participants of the trip. It played Che Guevara Gael Garcia Bernal and Alberto Granado - Rodrigo de la Serna. By the way, aged Alberto Granado he appears at the end of the movie.

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