Wednesday April 1st, 2015, 5:18 pm (EDT)

A most noble, most exceptional man

Che GuevaraCHE… is one of the most noble, exceptional and altruistic men I have ever known, which would have no importance if one did not believe that people like him exist in their millions, millions and millions among the masses. People who stand out in a singular manner would not be able to do anything, if many millions, like him, did not have the embryo or did not have the capacity to acquire those qualities. That is why our Revolution took so much interest in fighting against illiteracy and developing education, so that everyone would be like Che.

—Fidel, in his conversations with Ignacio Ramonet, published October 8, 2008