Today in Latin American History
Che Guevara Spoke at the UN in 1964
Photo: Che Guevara
Today in Latin American history, Che Guevara spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 1964.
Che’s speech is noted for his stance against the United States intervention in Latin America and other regions like Southeast Asia.
Che said, “As Marxists we have maintained that peaceful coexistence among nations does not include coexistence between exploiters and the exploited.”
Watch Che Guevara’s 1964 speech here:
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilians defeated Paraguayans at the Battle of Avay during the Paraguayan War in 1868
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian songwriter Noel Rosa who gave a new twist to samba was born in 1910
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban bandleader Dámaso Pérez Prado known as “The King of the Mambo” was born in 1916
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno who was second Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award was born in 1931
- Today in LatAm history, armed forces in El Salvador killed an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War in 1981