Che Guevara-Ernesto Guevara was born on June 14th, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina.

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Ernesto Guevara was born on June 14th, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina. He was a prematurely born to parents, Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia de la Serna, that came from an aristocratic family and from militaries who participated in the fight for independence. When Ernesto was 2 years old, he turned asthmatic and his family had to move to Cordoba where his father tried to help him. He got involved in sports like foot-ball, base-ball, swimming, and rugby. At the age of 17, Ernesto knew almost all of Argentina because he rode a motor-bike across the country. He started getting in-trouble when he was 11 though when him and his brother disappeared for 3 days. In 1947 he entered to the University of Buenos Aires in order to become a doctor, but every time there was a chance, he traveled. In fact, in 1952, he decided to travel through all of South America with a friend named Alberto Granado riding a motorcycle.

This trip lasted 10 months, but they had to use other means of transportation because the motorcycle went out of order in Chile. Finally they went to Peru, and to Macchu-Pichu, where they established in the leprosary of San Pablo. Later, they got to Colombia travelling by raft through the Amazon River. There, he left Alberto and he headed straight to Miami (for he wanted to go back to Argentina), flying in an airplane that transported horses.

The plane was supposed to stay only for a day in Miami, but it had a delay of about a month, and thanks to this, Ernesto had the opportunity to experience the United States of America. Finally, he returned to Argentina in August, where he went back to school to graduate as a doctor in March, 1953. There is no doubt...