Last modified: 2003-09-06 by dov gutterman
Keywords: cuba | che guevara | guatemala |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors
by Jorge Candeias, 27 December 1999
I came across a flag which is very usual in demonstantions and
events of the youth organization of the portuguese communist
party (J.C.P. / P.C.P.). It consists of a cuban flag defaced with
the likeness of the mythical communist hero Ernesto
"Che" Guevara. A similar flag, all red with black
elements and bearing at times the cuban slogan "hasta la
victoria siempre" ("towards the victory, always").
I'm not sure if any of these are used by communists anywhere
else, namely in Cuba, but it is most likely.
Antonio Martins, 26 December 1999
This non-Cuban "Che flag" is or was, according to Jaume
Olle', used by a ultra left guerrilla group in Guatemala. I used darker colours because flags
appear with darker colours. These flags are, of course,
unofficial, so the shade here is basicaly a matter of taste, but
they are usually used with darker colours than those we have in
the Cuban national flag.
Jorge Candeias, 27 December 1999