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Che Guevara's diary provides fresh insight into Fidel Castro and Cuban Revolution

June 16, 2011 - London

A diary of Che Guevara, providing fresh insight into his relationship with Fidel Castro and the guerrilla campaign that led to the Cuban revolution, has been unveiled.

Some extracts from notebooks, which were earlier thought to be lost, have been published as Diary of a Combatant in Cuba.

Researchers took years to decipher the handwritten scrawl of the revolutionary icon.

The diaries recorded the three-year guerrilla campaign that saw the overthrow of then-president Gen Fulgencio Batista and return of Fidel Castro to power in 1959.

The diary has detailed the skirmishes in Cuba's Sierra Maestra and the march from the southern tip of the island to the capital Havana.

Guevara's widow Aleida March said that the diary would give readers a real insight into the mind of her husband.

"It acknowledges his thoughts, life and work," The Telegraph quoted her as saying.


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