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We stay in Cuba to find the answer to today’s Geo Quiz. The answer is Santa Clara, capital of the Cuban province of Villa Clara and the site of a key battle for Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution.

Funny thing — how music from childhood can foreshadow something big later in life.

“My father he ain’t no Che Guevara…and he’s fighting the war…… in the streets of Masaya.”

That line from the old Rolling Stones tune “Indian Girl” stuck in the memory of actor Benicio del Toro.

He first heard the song when he was growing up in Puerto Rico.

Now — about 35 years later — del Toro is portraying Ernesto “Che” Guevara in a two-part film –called “Che.” Del Toro co-produced the film. Steven Soderbergh directed it.

Benicio Del Toro with anchor Lisa MullinsBenicio Del Toro with anchor Lisa Mullins

Benicio Del Toro with The World’s anchor Lisa Mullins

The two parts depict the main battles Che led in his life. There was the Cuban revolution that brought his companiero Fidel Castro to power.

And there was the “cult of Che” — formed around this Argentinian-born revolutionary, as he tried to convince peasants in one Latin American country after another to take up arms.

You see their lives in the mountains and jungles. Part of the movie focuses on Che’s visit to the United Nations in 1964. He delivered scathing assaults on American imperialism.

Actor Benicio del Toro stars in “Che.” He also co-produced the two-part film — and selected a song by Cuba’s Silvio Rodriguez to close the first part.

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