Athens, Oct 29. -Greek authorities and Latin American diplomats paid tribute to Argentinian-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara as a source of inspiration to millions of people worldwide in the 44th anniversary this month of his assassination in Bolivia.
Ambassadors Luis Prado (Cuba) and Rodrigo Chavez (Venezuela) highlighted different aspects of the personality and life of Che, the great revolutionary whose image travels the world as a champion of the fair causes of the oppressed.
Veteran antifascist fighter Manolis Plexos, 90, recalled experiences of his meetings with Che Guevara in Havana and Santiago de Cuba in the early days of the Cuban Revolution.
Messages addressed by Uruguayan intellectual Eduardo Galeano, President of the Left-wing "Sirias" Coallition, Alexis Tsipras, and Mikis Theodorakis, a founder of the independent citizens movement, were read during the event, inaugurated by Christos Korchidis, Mayor of Argyropolis-Eleniko municipality, in Athens.
The documentary "Aleida Guevara Remembers Her Father" and an exhibit of photos and posters completed the event in memory of Che, one of the greatest political, humanistic figures of the 20th Century, who was assassinated in October 9, 1967, in the Bolivian town of La Higuera.
Organizations of solidarity with Cuba collected signatures supporting the call demanding the end of the US blockade against Cuba and the release of five Cuban fighters unfairly held in US prisons since 1998 for defending their country from violent actions by Florida-based terrorist groups. (Prensa Latina)