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VILLA CLARA: This is the site in Santa Clara where Argentine doctor and socialist guerrilla fighter Ernesto Guevara was buried with full military honors Oct. 17, 1997. The remains of six other fighters -- from Cuba, Peru and Bolivia -- who died in Bolivia are also at the site. They were Carlos Coello, Alberto Fernandez Montes de Oca, Orlando Pantoja, Rene Martinez, Juan Pablo Naavarro-Levano and Simeon Cuba Sarabia.
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VILLA CLARA: This sign at the mausoleum in Santa Clara reads, "I feel such patriotism for Latin American, for any of the countries in Latin America, that in any moment necessary, I would be willing to give my life to free any of the countries of Latin America, without asking anyone for anything, without demanding anything, without exploiting anyone." -- Ernesto Guevara.
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VILLA CLARA: Ernesto Guevara and his troops traveled to Caibarien, where he fell off a wall during combat and injured an arm. He then traveled to Camajuani and to Santa Clara, Dec. 31, 1958. He announced his victory over the radio Jan. 1, 1959. About 2,900 -- who were serving their country under Fulgencio Batista -- were taken prisoner. Guevara, who was ruthless and often shot defectors and informers himself, ordered the executions.