Before starting his weekly radio and TV show "Alo Presidente", Chavez toured the Che Guevara memorial where the human remains of the legendary leader and his comrades-in-arms in Bolivia rest.

The Venezuelan head of state, along with Commander of the Cuba Revolution Ramiro Valdes and Cuban vice President Carlos Lage, held a minute of silence before Che Guevara’s tomb. He was also was briefed on the contributions of the late revolutionary leader as a scholar, economist and doctor.

Chavez and Valdes recalled several historical moments of the Cuban struggle of liberation related to Che Guevara, who led actions against the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in the center of the island in 1958.

Division General Ramon Pardo Guerra, who fought under the orders of Che Guevara in the derailment of an armored train in Santa Clara, gave detailed information on the capture of that central city a few days before the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

The Venezuelan President also spoke with Aleida March, Che Guevara’s widow, and referred to his interview on Saturday with his Cuban counterpart Fidel Castro.

During the Alo Presidente show, Chavez talked about historical moments of revolutionary struggles in his country during the 1960’s.

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