Chinese leaders' visits to Latin America
Updated: 2014-07-15 09:45
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Chairman Mao Zedong shakes hands with Ernesto "Che" Guevara when meeting the Cuban revolutionary government economic delegation in Zhongnanhai, Beijing, Nov 19, 1960. [Photo/Xinhua]
Led by revolutionary guerilla leader Guevara, a business delegation of Cuban revolutionary government visited China in November 1960. Guevara expressed his wish to meet Mao in person and Mao received him in Zhongnanhai. Between 1960s and 1970s, Mao's works were introduced to Latin America and influenced a generation of youth in the region.