Ernesto `Che` Guevara (June 14,1928 to October 9, 1967) lived fast, died young and left, if not a good-looking corpse, at least one full of mysticism.
But the Argentine-born guerrilla fighter also left a legacy of ideals against injustice in Latin America and beyond, which turned him into a global icon, albeit one full of controversy. He remains a symbol 40 years after his death. Che Guevara`s image ÃÂ particularly as it was immortalised in 1960 by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, wearing a beret with a single star and looking into the distance ÃÂ is used around the world as a leftist fetish or just a symbol of juvenile rebelliousness.
Image: The iconic image of the revolutionary leader by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda.