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.
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.”