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Tania: Undercover With Che Guevara in Bolivia

by Ulises Estrada - £12.99  Ocean Press (2006)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781876175436 | ISBN 10: 1876175435

A gripping account of the extraordinary woman who fought and died alongside Che Guevara in Bolivia. Her lover Ulises Estrada provides a candid political biography of a passionate and intelligent young woman, fearlessly dedicated to the liberation of Latin America in the 1960s.
Tania was born in Argentina, 1937, to German communist parents. Her family moved to East Germany after the war, but Tania was soon drawn to the Cuban revolution. She eventually became one of Cuba's most successful agents in Latin America, penetrating Bolivian high society and preparing the way for Che Guevara's clandestine entry into the country. When her cover was blown, Tania joined Che's guerrilla movement but was killed in an ambush in August 1967. She was only 30 years old.
Ulises Estrada was a central figure in Cuba's support for revolutionary and liberation movements in Latin America and Africa. He was a key organizer of Che Guevara's guerrilla mission to Bolivia. Although against the rules of clandestine work, Tania and Ulises fell in love, and planned to make a life together after Tania's return from Bolivia.

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In booklists: Che Guevara, Women in Latin America & the Caribbean, Bolivia,
In categories: History & Biography, World - Latin America & Caribbean, Feminism & Women,

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