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States. Its visible head was the Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, a manwho, through a rare coincidence, was also a stockholder and attorney for theUnited Fruit Company.[67]Guevara's conviction that Marxism achieved through armed struggle and defendedby an armed populace was the only way to rectify such conditions was thusstrengthened.[69] Gadea wrote later, "It was Guatemala which finally convincedhim of the necessity for armed struggle and for taking the initiative againstimperialism. By the time he left, he was sure of this."[70]Mexico City and preparationGuevara with Hilda Gadea at Chichén Itzá on their honeymoon tripGuevara arrived in Mexico City on 21 September 1954, and worked in the allergysection of the General Hospital and at the Hospital Infantil de Mexico.[71][72]In addition he gave lectures on medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in theNational Autonomous University of Mexico and worked as a news photographer forLatina News Agency.[73][74] His first wife Hilda notes in her memoir My Lifewith Che, that for a while, Guevara considered going to work as a doctor inAfrica and that he continued to be deeply troubled by the poverty around him.[75] In one instance, Hilda describes Guevara's obsession with an elderlywasherwoman whom he was treating, remarking that he saw her as "representativeof the most forgotten and exploited class". Hilda later found a poem that Chehad dedicated to the old woman, containing "a promise to fight for a betterworld, for a better life for all the poor and exploited".[75]During this time he renewed his friendship with Ñico López and the other Cubanexiles whom he had met in Guatemala. In June 1955, López introduced him to RaúlCastro, who subsequently introduced him to his older brother, Fidel Castro, therevolutionary leader who had formed the 26th of July Movement and was nowplotting to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. During a longconversation with Fidel on the night of their first meeting, Guevara concludedthat the Cuban's cause was the one for which he had been searching and beforedaybreak he had signed up as a member of the July 26 Movement.[76] Despite their"contrasting personalities", from this point on Che and Fidel began to fosterwhat dual biographer Simon Reid-Henry deemed a "revolutionary friendship thatwould change the world", as a result of their coinciding commitment to anti-imperialism.[77]By this point in Guevara's life, he deemed that U.S.-controlled conglomeratesinstalled and supported repressive regimes around the world. In this vein, heconsidered Batista a "U.S. puppet whose strings needed cutting".[78] Although heplanned to be the group's combat medic, Guevara participated in the military
training with the members of the Movement. The key portion of training involvedlearning hit and run tactics of guerrilla warfare. Guevara and the othersunderwent arduous 15-hour marches over mountains, across rivers, and through thedense undergrowth, learning and perfecting the procedures of ambush and quick

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