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Alex Ayala Ugarte

Álex Ayala Ugarte is the nonfiction editor of the Bolivian weekly Pulso. His work has appeared in Gatopardo (Mexico), Perfil (Argentina), and Paula (Chile). His contribution to this issue originally appeared in Spanish in Etiqueta Negra (Peru).


Che Sat Here

Winter 2009 | Essays

Susana Osinaga Robles is the nurse who washed Che’s corpse. She’s a small woman of seventy-four with wavy hair and swollen legs. Her story begins on October 9, 1967, in Vallegrande, a town lost in the far reaches of eastern Bolivia. Those were the days when the Cold War pitted Communist countries against their capitalist rivals.