Aleida March

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Aleida March (born in 1937 in Santa Clara, Cuba) was Ernesto "Che" Guevara's second wife, and a member of Castro's Cuban army.


Her marriage with Che Guevara is reported to have happened both on 23 March 1959 and 2 June 1959, after his divorce from Hilda Gadea. A civil ceremony was held at La Cabana Military fortress.[1] After the June 2 marriage, Guevara and Aleida went to Tarara, a seaside resort town 20 kilometers from Havana for their honeymoon.[2] The couple had four children together: Aleida, Camilo, Celia, and Ernesto.

She is the author of the book Evocation which is about her falling in love and marrying Che Guevara, and raising their four children after his death.[3]

In the 2008 biopic Che, she was portrayed by Catalina Sandino Moreno, while in the 2005 biopic Che Guevara, she was portrayed by Paula Garcés.


  1. ^ ABC News, Life and Death of Che Guevara.
  2. ^ Castaneda, p. 159.
  3. ^ New York Daily News, 1 October 2007.


  • Castaneda, Jorge, The Life and Death of Che Guevara: Companero, New York: Vintage Books (1998) ISBN 0-679-75940-9

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