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In 1965, Che Guevara wrote in a letter to Fidel Castro:

"Hasta la victoria siempre! ¡Patria o Muerte! Te abraza con todo fervor revolucionario."

"Ever onward to victory! Our country or death! I embrace you with all my revolutionary fervor."

Two years later he was captured and executed by Bolivian government troops, sealing his status as a revolutionary martyr and icon, and "Hasta la victoria siempre!" has become synonymous with the Cuban revolution.

What does “victory” mean to today’s Cubans? Is the spirit of the revolution still alive? Or are Cubans merely paying lip service while waiting for the old guard to fade away?

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About the Author

Nick Yoon
nksyoon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I grew up in Malaysia, went to high school in Singapore and then on to university in New Zealand where I studied Economics and Business Administration. In the last few years I've rediscovered photography and through a combination of self-education and participating in formal workshops have progressed from vacation snaps to taking a more thoughtful approach. My main interest is in discovering and documenting the world, experiencing the magic and wonder of different cultures and lands - from the exoticism and contradictions of Cuba, to the passion of Sicilian Easter rituals, as well as rediscovering, through my lens, my homeland Malaysia.. I am a member of LUMEN, an independent photographer's cooperative. I am a former editor of Swiss Peeks, a series of Swiss photography books and former co-moderator of DigifotoCH, an online community for English-speaking photographers based in Switzerland. nick@nickyoon.com

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emme8

emme8 says

intersting reportage!

posted at 08:49am Sep 23 PST

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