Che Latino Café

Che Guevara

Che Guevara, depicted in the photo above, is an icon that you're likely to have seen on t-shirts all over the world. His face is often used as a symbol of revolution or political awareness, but has become pretty fashionable over the years - thereby losing some of the meaning that it may have had in the past.

Che Latino Café (map), in the suburb of Brackenfell, is a hangout for locals in the surrounding areas. While you'll see a few "oldies" heading to the back to gamble, I'd guess the average age to be about 20 years old. The bar area rocks to the sound of local bands while the patrons relax on couches, bar chairs and even spill outside to socialise while sitting at tables, a little way away from the loud music inside.

8 thoughts on “Che Latino Café

  1. Obnoxio The Clown

    Che Guevara was a communist lunatic who was responsible for thousands, possibly tens of thousands of dead people. If you think it’s “cool” to support or advertise a mass murderer, you’re probably a little mentally unwell yourself.

    Oh, and he died like a simpering coward as well. Happy to dish it out, not so keen to take it. The scumbag.

  2. Kerry-Anne

    No, come on Obnoxio, tell us how you REALLY feel. :D Seriously though, I don’t know enough about Che Guevara to dispute what you’re saying (or to agree with you, for that matter). For some reason the story has just never captured my imagination. But I’m curious: if he was, as you’re suggesting, a rather horrid person, why do you think this image of him became so popular?

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  4. Obnoxio The Clown

    There are popular images of Mao Zedong who did the same thing to the Chinese and Stalin who out-genocided Hitler. For some reason, the same people who would have a complete shit-fit if you wore an Adolf Hitler T-Shirt think it’s OK to venerate Communist mass-murderers. Presumably because their mass murders were for the “right” reasons.

    Just look at that arsehole Castro, or that lunatic Chavez. Frickin’ heroes to the left, when they should be despised as dictatorial bullies and thugs.

  5. Geoffrey Hedges

    Personally when I’ve looked at that photo the reason I think it’s popular is because of one thing: the eyes. The eyes are so intent and seem to be gazing in to the future. I must also say I am guilty of liking this picture, not for its popularity but because of the eyes.

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