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Cuban government to take action against pharmaceutical company

Published:Monday | September 29, 2014 | 9:16 PM

The Cuban government has said it will take disciplinary action against a state pharmaceutical company that created perfumes named Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.



In a statement in the official Granma newspaper, the government described the project as "a serious error".



The colognes were unveiled on Thursday by a state laboratory in the capital, Havana.



Guevara is an an Argentine-born revolutionary who helped Fidel Castro take over in Cuba in 1959.



Chavez was a close ally of the Cuban government and a friend of former leader Fidel Castro



The perfumes were mocked on social networks and criticised by supporters of the Cuban Revolution, who consider them disrespectful.



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