Irish Postal Stamp to Honor Che on 50th Anniversary of Death

Che is above all remembered for his internationalism evidenced by his leading role in the Cuban Revolution.

An Irish postal company has launched a stamp in honor of Ernesto Che Guevara in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death.

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The stamp is inspired by the iconic 1960 photograph of the revolutionary leader reinterpreted by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick and will sell for one euro.

The An Post company launched a 2017 Stamp Program that aims to celebrate various figures such as the Women’s Rugby World Cup, the Ploughing Championships and the late former Prime Minister Jack Lynch, among others, according to Joe magazine.

Che is above all remembered for his internationalism evidenced by his leading role in the Cuban Revolution.

Argentine by birth, Che was born to a middle-class family, studied to become a doctor, but soon became a revolutionary and communist after traveling through Latin America.

Che's personal witness to the plight of the campesinos, workers and poor of the region, especially in Guatemala where he witnessed the coup against the democratically-elected leftist President Jacobo Arbenz, would guide his revolutionary path.

The Argentine eventually met Fidel Castro in Mexico City. The two formed a bond and a partnership that would lead them to fight side-by-side in a guerrilla campaign to oust the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in Cuba.

Che was an enthusiastic fighter who earned the rank of commander and played an important role in the victory of the Cuban Revolution, leading a column of fighters in the pivotal battle of Santa Clara.

He served as Minister of Economics and supervised a massive land reform process on the island.

He was executed by the Bolivian military in the village of La Higuera, Bolivia, on Oct. 9, 1967, after leading a guerrilla movement in the South American country.

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Cuba reaffirms its Level at Argentinian Philatelic Exhibition event

The Cuban philately showed its value when it achieved outstanding results at the International Philatelic Exhibition - Córdoba 2016t which was carried out in the cultural center from Córdova city in Argentina in which there were more than 450 related collections from 15 nations from the Latin American continent and Spain.

Humberto Vélez Blanco gained the gold medal and the special prize due to the unusual material of the Cuban collection on display: it was a stamping piece of paper. Moreover, this is the main award granted by the experienced exhibitor.

Joaquín Espinosa, on his part, also deserved the gold medal given the excellence of its collection about fiscal stamps of the colonial period.

Leonardo Palencia achieved the Vermeil medals by the collection entitled ´El Cohete postal cubano´ and ´Patriotas cubanos 1917´.

Among the young people, Elizabeth Losa, aged 16 only, achieved the apecial award of the youth category and the big Vermeil medal, which is the main related one for his age, due to his collection entitled´Las Flores deleite de la naturaleza.´

Likewise, Dayron Anier Giro and Brian Morera, aged 13 and 15, were granted the local Plata Grande medal due to their collections entitled´ El Agua, fuente de vida.´ and ´Los Vehículos, ruedan, corren, impactan,´respectively.

We should highlight that the Cuban President Philatelic President, José Raúl Lorenzo was the General Coordinator of the exhibition in his capacity as director of the Latin American Philatelic Federation.

The International Cordoba 2016 exhibition was organized by the Argentinian stamp collectors and it was an excellent opportunity for the exchange and fraternity among the stamp collectors from our mainland and Spain.

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