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Che Guevara. Fight with your Heart
MEXICO CITY, National Autonomous University of Mexico. 1955
I left Guatemala to go to Mexico.
Here I was working as a reporter, writing articles about the Pan-American Games in 1955.
Gadea and I were beginning to get serious when I met several exiles who put me in contact with the Cuban Marxist Ra�l Castro, who had participated in the assault on the Moncada barracks and who introduced me to his brother Fidel, leader of the 26th of July Movement.
We had a profound conversation for the whole night. I was deeply impressed by Castro and decided to join the revolutionary movement, which wanted to overthrow the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Although the plan was that I would only be the group's doctor,
I participated in military training, along with the other members of the movement, and at the end of the course, I was singled out by the instructor as the best student. Gadea found out she was pregnant and we got married shortly afterwards. I was offered a professorship in physiology at the Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de M�xico, but I turned it down.
A small nucleus of subversives began to form around the figure of Fidel Castro, who were closely linked to the 26th of July Movement. I also participated in their training for three months. Here, they gave me the nickname Che, because I used to put this meaningless word in every sentence to attract attention, as all Argentines did.
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