Irish Che Guevara stamp prompts protest

An Irish stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara has aroused the ire of Cuban-Americans.

The stamp features the iconic image of the Argentine-born revolutionary by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

Many consider Guevara a mass murderer who should not be honoured, US-Cuban journalist Ninoska Perez told RTE.

The stamp was approved by the government “as per normal procedures”, said the Irish Department of Communications.

Che Guevara played a key role in the Cuban revolution that overthrew the dictator Batista in 1959.He was the son of a civil engineer with Irish roots, Ernesto Guevara Lynch.

The stamp’s first day cover carries a quote from his father: “In my son’s veins flowed the blood of the Irish rebels.”

Source: Irish Che Guevara stamp prompts protest – BBC News

 

  • Steve Jordan

    Sad how a country with such a proud past cab be so stupid as to admire Che, a butcher of women and Children who got what he deserved.