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Today in Latin American history, Simón Bolívar was declared "El Libertador" after restoring the Venezuelan Republic in 1813. In 1813 Bolívar was given a military command in Tunja, New Granada (modern day Colombia), under the direction of the Congress of United Provinces of New Granada, which had formed out of the juntas established in 1810. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan military leader Simón Bolívar who is known as "The Liberator" throughout Latin America died in 1830. continue reading »
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bestowed the Order of the Liberators on the country's Olympic fencing champion, Ruben Limardo, and presented him with a replica of the sword of South American liberator Simon Bolivar. continue reading »
Today all of Venezuela is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. Christopher Columbus sailed along the eastern coast of Venezuela on his third voyage in 1498, the only one of his four voyages to reach the South American mainland. The Spanish arrived in full force in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, converted the natives to Christianity and enslaved native populations while pillaging the country's gold mines. continue reading »
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is apparently looking to build an amusement park at the sight of the final battle during the fight for independence from Spain near Campo de Carabobo. continue reading »
Venezuelen actor Edgar Ramirez is set to star in a biopic about Simon Bolivar, a Latin American freedom fighter in director Alberto Arvelo Mendoza's "Libertador". continue reading »
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez unveiled the new pearl and diamond studded coffin during a ceremony marking the 181th anniversary of Bolivar's death. continue reading »