[Marxism] Re: Marxism Digest, Vol 24, Issue 24

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Oct 10 07:54:06 MDT 2005

>His sexual politics were pretty screwed up too. He
>wrote to his mother informing her he was using a woman
>(who later became his first wife, Hilda) just for
>money and for sex. He later discarded her when he fell
>in love with Aleida. He spoke of creaing a 'new man',
>indeed this did not extend to his personal relations
>with the opposite sex!
>Best Regards

Do you have a citation for this bullshit? The Miami Herald?

Jon Lee Anderson's biography of Che Guevara makes crystal-clear that he 
developed a relationship and then married Hilda Gadea because he admired 
her intellect, her political acumen and her strength of character. Sex was 
very low on the list. As far as money is concerned, this is dubious as 
well. She was not an heiress but a political activist from Peru. You can 
see a picture of this woman at http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/che.htm 
and judge for yourself whether he was interested in her for sex.



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