Che Guevara's daughter Aleida calls on Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

In Kerala, Che Guevara is an idol among the CPIM cadres, especially its youth and students organisations.

Published: 29th July 2019 11:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2019 03:06 AM   |  A+A-

Che Guevara's daughter Aleida and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Che Guevara's daughter Aleida and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (Photo | AP and PTI)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aleida Guevara, daughter of Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara, called on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday. The Cliff House morning meeting was also attended by CPM politburo member M A Baby. In Kerala for a short visit, Aleida will attend a couple of meetings in the coming days to express solidarity with Cuba.  

In Kerala, her father is an idol among the Communist Party of India-Marxist cadres, especially its youth and students organisations.

Terming the meeting with Aleida an exciting experience, the Chief Minister said a host of issues including Kerala leaders’ visit to Cuba and meetings to express solidarity with Cuba figured in the discussions that lasted for about half-an-hour.

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“In 1994, at the time of the Koothupurambu firing, a few Left leaders from the state had attended a solidarity meet in Cuba. While member MA Baby recalled the incident, Aleida said  that she too was present at the meet,” Pinarayi said in a Facebook post.

She also shared a few memories from her first visit to Kerala.  Aleida later met CPM leaders at the AKG Centre. She also called on Health minister K K Shailaja and Education minister C Raveendranath.
Aleida is due to attend the Cuban solidarity meets to be held in Kannur in addition to an interaction with doctors in Kochi. Aleida is expected to leave by Friday.


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