Aleida Guevara, Daughter of Che, Internationalist Doctor: ‘I Do It Because I’m Cuban’
Rania Khalek sat down with Aleida Guevara, the daughter of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, in Havana, Cuba.
They discussed Che’s legacy, his impact on her decision to become a doctor, her earliest memories about his personality in the home, how people treated her after his death, her time serving in Cuba’s revolutionary medical missions in Nicaragua, Venezuela and Angola, how the US blockade harms Cuba’s socialist healthcare system, and more.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .