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image by Jorge Candeias, 27 December 1999
I came across a flag which is very usual in demonstrations and
events of the youth organization of the Portuguese communist
party (J.C.P. / P.C.P.). It consists of a Cuban flag defaced with
the likeness of the mythical communist hero Ernesto
"Che" Guevara. A similar flag, all red with black
elements and bearing at times the Cuban slogan "hasta la
victoria siempre" ("towards the victory, always").
I'm not sure if any of these are used by communists anywhere
else, namely in Cuba, but it is most likely.
Antonio Martins, 26 December 1999
This non-Cuban "Che flag" is or was, according to Jaume
Ollé, used by a ultra left guerrilla group in Guatemala. I used darker colours because flags
appear with darker colours. These flags are, of course,
unofficial, so the shade here is basically a matter of taste, but
they are usually used with darker colours than those we have in
the Cuban national flag.
Jorge Candeias, 27 December 1999
40th Aniversary Flag of Che Guevara's Death
image by Darrell Neuman, 09 October 2012
Located in the lobby of the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba is a flag which
commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Che Guevara's death.
The flag shows an image in black of Che Guevara holding up a Cuban cigar. Along the bottom in white are the words: "40 AÑOS DE VICTORIAS"
A sign posted on the wall adjacent to the flag has the following description in both Spanish and English:
BANDERA 40 ANIVERSARIO, OTORGAMIENTO EXCLUSIVO AL HOTEL NACIONAL DE CUBA EN
EL CUADRAGÉSIMO ANIVERSARIO DE LA CAIDA EN COMBATE DE ERNESTO (CHE) GUEVARA.
THIS FLAG, COMMEMORATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF ERNESTO "CHE"
GUEVARA , WAS GIVEN EXCLUSIVELY TO THE HOTEL NACIONAL DE CUBA.
Darrell Neuman, 09 October 2012