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Venezuelan Terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez aka “Carlos the Jackal” was Captured in 1994

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez also known as "Carlos the Jackal" was captured in 1994. While on the run in Sudan, the French and US intelligence agencies offered a number of deals to the Sudanese authorities. continue reading »

Venezuelan Commander Simón Bolívar was Born in 1783

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan commander Simón Bolívar who was key to Latin America's breakaway from Spain was born in 1783. During his lifetime, he led Venezuela, Colombia (including Panama at the time), Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia to independence, and helped lay the foundations for democratic ideology in much of Latin America. continue reading »

Venezuelan Revolutionary Francisco de Miranda Died in 1816

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan revolutionary Francisco de Miranda died in 1816. Although his own plans for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, he is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bolívar, who during the Spanish American wars of independence successfully liberated a vast portion of South America. continue reading »

Venezuela Declared Independence from Spain in 1811

Today in Latin American history, Venezuela declared independence from Spain in 1811. Venezuelans made the decision to break away from the Spanish Crown in order to establish a new nation based on the premises of equality of individuals, abolition of censorship and dedication to freedom of expression. continue reading »

Simon Bolivar Signed the Decree of War to the Death Against Spaniards in 1813

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan Simon Bolivar signed the Decree of War to the Death against Spaniards in 1813. The Decree of War to the Death, was a decree issued by the South American separatist leader, Simón Bolívar, which permitted murder and any atrocities whatsoever to be committed against civilians born in Spain (or the Canary Islands), other than those actively assisting South American independence, and furthermore exonerated Latin Americans who had already committed such murders and atrocities. continue reading »

Simón Bolívar was declared “El Libertador” in 1813

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 »

Venezuelan Baseball Player Luis Aparicio was Born in 1934

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan baseball player Luis Aparicio who played for the Chicago White Sox was born in 1934. Aparicio played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 18 seasons from 1956 through 1973. continue reading »

Venezuelan Writer Teresa de la Parra Died in 1936

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan writer Teresa de la Parra died in 1936. She rebelled against the limited expectations for women of her class by long hours of reading and writing. continue reading »

200,000 Protestors Demanded Hugo Chavez Step Down in 2002

Today in Latin American history, over two hundred thousand people marched in Caracas towards the Presidential Palace of Miraflores, to demand the resignation of president Hugo Chávez in 2002. continue reading »

Venezuelan Fashion Designer Carolina Herrera was Born in 1939

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera was born in 1939. Herrera started her fashion line in 1981 after uprooting her family and moving to New York City. continue reading »