Memoirs

Gromyko, Andrei

Doubleday, 1990

p. 78

Gromyko tells how Che Guevera became head of the National Bank of Cuba in 1959. Fidel Castro asked the assembled leaders of his revolution, ‘Tell me, friends, which of you is an economist?’ ‘Che paused. ‘I thought he had said, ‘Which of you is a communist?’ so straightway I said, ‘I am,’ at which he said, ‘Ok, you handle the economy.”’