In today's world Che is an immortalized symbol. Seen on T-shirts everywhere Che has become an embodiment of freedom, hope, and determination. He represents the fervor of a revolution. Che's identity has transformed so that today he is more of an idea to people than an actual historical figure.
Che's image is predictably most prevalent in Cuba. He is found on stamps and currency, in monuments and posters. Che's Mausoleum in Cuba is a very popular tourist destination. More than three million people from over a hundred countries have visited in the last ten years. (I)
Che Guevara acts as a symbol of Heroism in Cuba. The Cuban Government embraces Che's heroic ideals. his image is everywhere. Each morning in Cuban schools students say "Pioneers for communism! We will be like Che!" In order to uphold this heroic ideal the government works to exclude anything that show's any of Che's personal life or less heroic aspects . The Motorcycle Diaries", a book about Che's 5,000 mile adventure through South America, was banned until the late 1990s in Cuba because it depicted Che partying and going out with women(II).