Che Guevara's iconic portrait artist discusses fighter's legacy

Jim Fitzpatrick, the artist who painted the famous portrait of Che Guevera, talks to Al Jazeera about the revolutionary fighter's legacy.

    Countries across Latin America have been marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara. Several thousand people have attended a ceremony in the Cuban city of Santa Clara to remember the revolutionary fighter who became known for his role in the Cuban revolution of 1959, fighting alongside Fidel and Raul Castro.

    Guevara had Irish roots, and Ireland has issued a commemorative postage stamp in his honour. However, there has been anger from some Cuban exile groups over the move.

    Jim Fitzpatrick, the artist who painted the famous portrait of Che Guevera, talks to Al Jazeera about the revolutionary fighter's legacy.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.