Che’s Motorcycle Amigo Is Dead
Posted on Mar 6, 2011
Alberto Granado, companion to Cuban revolutionary icon Che Guevara on a 1950s journey of discovery by motorcycle across Latin America, has died in Havana at the age of 88.
The pair’s eight-month journey around Latin America was immortalised in the 2004 film The Motorcycle Diaries.
The journey, started in 1951, exposed the two medical students to deep poverty and social injustice and awoke Guevara’s revolutionary convictions.
After helping Fidel Castro overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Guevara invited Granado to Cuba.
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Alberto Granado wrote a book on his travels with Che, which served as a reference for the 2004 film “The Motorcycle Diaries.”