With the exception of the Che’s pictures found in the stores along Florida Street, nobody in Buenos Aires remembers that Ernesto Guevara is the Argentinean best known around the world, as if the myth was no longer Argentinean but universal. Argentina deprived so much of this hero that some admirer thought he was Cuban (anyway, he had both personalities).
In October 2007 celebrating the 40th anniversary of his death, he was paid tribute: in Bolivia, where he was killed and in Cuba where he participated in the revolution but nothing happened in Argentina. One of the most important icons of all times does not even have a street with his name in the capital city of the country, despite the several requests to the city principals.
There was a private museum for many years but it was finally closed down. However, in 2007, the audience of the TV program Gen Argentino (Argentine Gen) chose Ernesto Che Guevara as one of the five most important figures in Argentine history.
To go after the footprints of Ernesto Guevara, you should go to Rosario where he was born. At the 80th anniversary of his birth, in June 2008, the city put up a sculpture by Andrés Zerneri in the square that is now called after him: a 4-meter-high bronze statue made thanks to the contributions of thousands of people.