Manuscripts of Ernesto Che Guevara became UNESCO heritage

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22.07.2013

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Ernesto Che Guevara' manuscripts included in the register of the documentary heritage of the UNESCO "Memory of the World", Cuban program coordinator Juan Antonio Fernandez said.

A solemn ceremony dedicated to the inclusion in the register of the manuscripts Guevara, was held in the fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña in the presence of the eldest daughter Aleida Guevara. According to Fernandez, the decision was made about a month ago and is a confirmation of the fact that the United Nations "recognizes the contribution of Che in the world and Latin American revolutionary thought, turning it into a symbol of the rebel movement, liberation and internationalism."

Mentioned collection includes 431 manuscript and documents relating to his life and work. Just a list of more than a thousand titles - including his youthful notes and Bolivian diary.

According to his daughter Aleida Guevara, Cuba's very important to support the UN in matters of heritage preservation. "We live in a country that is under siege, and to help us to keep these documents for history, for the future is very important," - she said.