Opening Up New Country in the Argentine


Translate, boy.

What did she say?

Could you say something into

the microphone?

One, two, three...

MARCH 1952


JULY 1955

Do what you want,

but don't mess with the Americans.

It's pretty simple.

All we have to do... organize a coup.

What did Batista do? He led

a coup and took power in one day.

The main issue is to control power.

The rest is nonsense.

It's not about taking power,

but knowing what to do with it.

That's right.

That coup must be based

on principles.

Let's eat. Fidel is late.


Could you give me a hand?

It's not about making concessions

but establishing conditions.

- Sorry I'm late.

- It's about time!

Good evening.

Sorry I'm late.

This is Ernesto.

- The Argentine doctor.

- Pleased to meet you.

- My pleasure.

- Let's eat!

Twenty percent of all Cubans

are permanently unemployed.

control 46 percent of the land.

Half the population has no electricity.

Over half live in bohos.

Sorry, what's a "boho"?

What's a hovel in Argentina?

A shack.

Infant mortality is through the roof.

What's more...

...while the thugs

of the dictatorship...

...gun down anyone

who speaks out...

...most corrupt officials...

...steal hundreds of millions of

dollars from the public treasury...

...and deposit it into

U.S. and European banks.

It's the same

in all Latin American countries.

In the last few years...

...the balance of payments

between the U.S. and Cuba...

...has been favorable to the U.S.

by one billion dollars.

What does this mean?

That this poor Caribbean island... helping to support the economy

of the most developed country

in the world.

As Mart used to say,

if the U.S. takes Spain out of Cuba...

...then we would have to

take out the U.S.

Do you have a boat?


Not yet.


We've smuggled thirty into Mexico.

We'll get some more.

Do you think I'm crazy?

A little.


...some craziness is good.

Fidel had extraordinary faith...

that once we left for Cuba,

we would make it there.

And that once we made it to Cuba,

we would fight.

And that in fighting,

we would win.

And so it was that

in November of 56

we left Mexico...

... in a leaky boat

with 82 men on board.

And of those 82,

only 12 would survive

to witness our victory.



Murderer! Assassin!

Get out of Cuba, Che! Murderer!

MARCH 1957

Well, from this point forward,

we experienced ten bitter days.

The only way I could walk was

to hold myself up with the trees...

... or by leaning on my rifle butt.

As if that weren't enough,

I was traveling with a soldier...

... who panicked

every time my asthma

made me cough.

Soldiers! Soldiers are coming!

There's a lot of them!

They're going to kill us!

We have to hide!

That's Epifanio's house!

Close the door.

Where's Fidel?

My name is Ernesto Guevara.

What's yours?

Jorge Sots, why?

I have orders

from Fidel to command you...

...and your men,

and lead you to where he is.

Where are you from?


I don't trust anyone. I'm the

only one leading these troops.

Frank Pas said to deliver these men

to Fidel, personally.

Listen! We'll stop for five minutes.

Sit down, everyone.

Hey, what's going on?

- Fidel is coming!

- Go and tell the doctor.

- Stand up, come on!

- Fidel is coming.

Stand up.

Come on, up! Grab your rifle.


Good to see you. Are you all right?

This is Epifanio.

- Ral

- How are you?

Very good.


- How was your vacation?

- Vacation? What vacation?


Hello, Ramiro.

- Hi, Vilma.

- Good to see you.


- How are you, Che?

- Hello, Celia.



Fidel wants to talk to you

about what happened with Sots.

Let him speak.

If you say something,

it could sound defensive...

...and he's not going to like that.

I left you in charge

of the reinforcements.

I don't have anything

against Jorge Sots...

...but how can you let someone

with no experience

take charge of the troops?

You still have this complex about

being foreign, and it's pointless.

You trained with us... came in the boat with us,

you were wounded fighting with us.

You are as Cuban and revolutionary

as everyone here.

We are forming three columns.

Ral will lead the first one.

Almeida will be

in charge of the second one.

And Jorge Sots

will command the third one.

I did all my studies,

finished high school...

...then I worked as a mechanic

for two or three years.

I then delivered milk around the area.

Also worked as a boxer.

And in a circus, working as

a magician, among other things.

In a circus? How old are you?


- Who gave them to you?

- The one and only Celia Snchez!

He looks like John Wayne.

- A cowboy from the wild west.

- The Little Cowboy.

That's it:
"The Little Cowboy"!

The army keeps moving up

and down the road, Fidel.

It would be pretty easy

to hunt a couple of patrols.

- We must be patient.

- I agree, it would be easy to do.

- We could do it fast and safely.

- No, listen a second.

If we attack one of the trucks...

...then the army would say

it was a crash on the road.

But if we launch a full attack

on the Uvero barracks... will be impossible

for them to deny our victory.

It will have a huge psychological

impact. Do you understand?

MAY 28, 1957

Sots isn't in position...

...but he can't move because

it's getting light out.

I don't know about the others.

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