R.I.P. Alberto Granado, Travel Companion to Che

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  03.07.11 | 11:39 AM ET

The fellow Argentinian who joined Che Guevara on the Latin American road trip immortalized in The Motorcycle Diaries has died in Cuba at the age of 88.

On their journey:

As young medical students, they witnessed deep poverty across the continent, particularly Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, and their stay at a Peruvian leper colony left a lasting impression on the pair.

They parted ways in Venezuela, where Granado stayed on to work at a clinic treating leprosy patients.

In 1961, Granado moved to Cuba, where he taught biochemistry at Havana University.

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2 Comments for R.I.P. Alberto Granado, Travel Companion to Che

Anis 03.09.11 | 11:35 PM ET

Oh gosh, I remember reading the book and watching the movie years ago. What a life they had! Thank you for this.

Nilambur 03.12.11 | 8:15 PM ET

Beautiful Blog!

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