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Friday 28 November 2014

Unesco protection for Che Guevara works

Unesco is including the writings of Che Guevara in its Memory of the World Register (AP)
Unesco is including the writings of Che Guevara in its Memory of the World Register (AP)

The writings of Cuban Revolution leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara are to be included in world heritage organisation Unesco's Memory of the World Register.

The documents include original manuscripts from his youthful Motorcycle Diaries days and his diary from the mountains of Bolivia where he was executed by that nation's military in 1967.

They will now be protected and cared for with the help of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

The Memory of the World Register comprises nearly 300 documents and collections from five continents. Guevara's works are among 54 new additions this year.

His widow, daughter and son attended a ceremony in Havana on Friday to celebrate the inclusion of the documents in the register.

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