Celia Guevara, the younger sister of “Che” died at the age of 93

celia guevarasister of Ernesto “Che” Guevaradied this wednesday at 93 years old In Buenos Aires city. She worked as an architect and researcher, a job she carried out until the last days of her life, and the death of the guerrilla and revolutionary had shocked her so much that she chose never see the photos of his body.

The news was confirmed by the Mario J. Buschiazz Institute for American Art and Aesthetic Research. “We regret to announce the death of the architect and Developing Countries Specialist Celia Guevara, who was the Principal Investigator of our Institute and director of several research projects,” he expressed through his social networks.

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Among the projects, the institute that belongs to the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) especially pointed out one on the “GBA North Corridortopic on which they made various publications and presentations of papers at scientific meetings.

Celia was the younger sister of “Che”, one of the ideologues and commanders of the Cuban Revolution. They took a year and a half and spent childhood and youth united in games and sports, according to the site of the Argentine Club of Journalists Friends of Cuba.

“It is said that the fighter Celia was never able to see the photos of the body of her deceased brother“, they indicated in the same publication.

They also cited a 2017 writing from his nephew, martin guevarawho stated that her aunt was “inexhaustible, but above all the most coherent person“who had known” inside and outside the family, in reality and fiction”.

The architect had been living in Argentina for several decades and was a professor at the Faculty of Social Studies at the UBA. She dedicated herself to the formation of the direction of research teams since the late eighties and was a tenured professor at the Urban History Research Methods Seminar, among others. She was currently retired.

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Ernesto and Celia Guevara during their childhood.

However, the leader of the Left Front, vanina biasicurrent candidate for Buenos Aires Head of Government, commented that she saw Celia worked until shortly before she died, since she saw her from the headquarters located in Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear.

“She was Celia. Social teacher, sister of Che Guevara. A few months ago I saw her leaving MT. I had the idea that it would be the last time I saw her. A woman dedicated to academia, low profile and always located on the right side of life, on the side of the fighters,” Biasi wrote in Twitter to fire her.

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After hearing the news, the former Bolivian president Evo Morales translated their official communication channels to offer their condolences to family and friends. “It is with great sadness that we receive the confirmation of the departure of celia guevara de la sernasister of our historic and revolutionary commander Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna,” she began by saying.

“We express our solidarity with his family and our latin american brothersespecially Argentines and Cubans, who regret this loss,” he concluded in his message.