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Alberto Granado dies at 88; he traveled with Che Guevara across Latin America in 1952
Alberto Granado dies at 88; he traveled with Che Guevara across Latin America in 1952

Alberto Granado, who accompanied Ernesto "Che" Guevara on a 1952 journey of discovery across Latin America that was immortalized in Guevara's memoir and on screen in "The Motorcycle Diaries," has died in Cuba. He was 88. Granado, an Argentine biochemist who had lived in Cuba since 1961, died Saturday of natural causes, according to Cuban state-run television, which gave no other details. Granado and Guevara's road trip, begun on a broken-down British Norton motorcycle they dubbed La Poderosa, or "The Powerful," awoke in Guevara the social consciousness and political convictions that helped turn him into one of the most iconic revolutionaries of the...

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