Che Guevara Statue
Yesterday thousands of people turned out in the Hipolito Irigoyen Park in Rosario, Argentina, for the unveiling of a four-tonne bronze statue of Ernesto "Che" Guevara by Andrés Zerneri. This is the first monument to "El Che" in Argentina, his country of origin. He was born in the city of Rosario and would have been 80 years old yesterday, had he not been killed. The statue faces northeast to link symbolically with a statue on the Santa Clara memorial in Cuba, where his mortal remains are kept. The plaza where the new statue stands has been renamed Plaza del Che.