MIAMI (CBSMiami) — An Irish stamp – showing Che Guevara- has caused controversy among those who consider him a murderer including some Cuban-Americans.
The stamp showing an iconic image of Guevara is meant to mark the 50th anniversary of his death, according to the BBC.
While some consider Guevara a revolutionary, others consider him a mass murderer who should not be honored.
Over the weekend, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen called this a ‘grotesque insult to the many lives he slaughtered.’
— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) October 8, 2017
The stamp was approved by the government, according to the Irish Department of Communications.
Guevara played a major role in the Cuban revolution that overthrew Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista back in 1959.
He was the child of an engineer with Irish roots – Ernesto Guevara Lynch – but Che himself was born in Argentina.