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Today in Latin American History

Che Guevara Spoke at the UN in 1964

Che Guevara Spoke at the UN in 1964

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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, Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launched a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War in 2006

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