Alberto Granado dies in Cuba
News from Cuba | Monday, 7 March 2011
Alberto Granado, Che's friend from university, and travelling companion on his motorcycle trip around Latin America, has died peacefully of natural causes in Cuba aged 88.
Alberto was an advisor to the 2004, Walter Sallas film about the trip which stared Gael Garcia Bernal, and Alberto also appears at the end of the film. He also wrote his own book about the journey, Travelling with Che, which gives his view of the adverture and political awakening of the two young Argentinians.
In 2008, CSC's CubaSi magazine carried an exclusive interview with Alberto, where he talked about this trip, and sent a message of greetings and and thanks to the members of CSC in the UK for their work in solidarity with Cuba.
- The full CubaSi interview by Steve Ludlam of Sheffield CSC is reprinted here.
- Watch a video message of thanks to CSC from Alberto Granado