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2006-07-22 15:21:06

By Cesar Illiano ALTA GRACIA, Argentina (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro took his Venezuelan protege on a pilgrimage on Saturday to the childhood home of his one-time revolutionary comrade, communist icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Residents of the small Argentine city packed the sidewalks, cheering as Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made their way through a middle-class neighborhood to the house, which is now a museum dedicated to "el Che." Guevara, whose bearded...

2006-07-05 08:09:08

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - After writing "The Motorcycle Diaries" screenplay, Jose Rivera felt he had more to say about Ernesto "Che" Guevara so he wrote a play he says shows the Latin American revolutionary would have had plenty to say about the war in Iraq. "When you're in a situation where you're killing people and no one really knows why, the times require someone to ask those questions," Rivera said in an interview in New York, where his new play "School of the...

2005-08-29 07:14:32

By Damian Wroclavsky HAVANA (Reuters) - With his picture on rock band posters, baseball caps and women's lingerie, Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is firmly entrenched in the capitalist consumer society that he died fighting to overturn. The image of the Argentine-born guerrilla gazing sternly into the distance, long-hair tucked into a beret with a single star, has been an enduring 20th century pop icon. The picture -- taken by a Cuban photographer in 1960 and printed on posters...

2005-08-05 03:32:00

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a tortuous trek, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is coming to the big screen courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola and the Brazilian director of "The Motorcycle Diaries." Coppola's American Zoetrope production company has owned the film rights to the novel since 1979. According to Coppola, the novel has had many suitors over the years. "The book is inherently difficult to adapt to the screen, and we've never quite found the right combination...