Venezuelan people reaffirm their will to be free and sovereign after 209 years of independence struggle

This Friday, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, said that April 19, 1810 was the beginning of the struggle for the independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela and that today it continues its struggle to maintain peace and sovereignty before new empires.

“In 1810 we took the first step towards independence, by not knowing the authority of the Spanish empire on this land. With the same rebellion spirit, we face today new empires that seek to rob us our sacred treasure; freedom, we will defeat them!”, said the head of state through his Twitter account @ NicolásMaduro.

In turn, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, said that after 209 years of the Caracas people’s emancipation, when they ignored the authority of the Spanish empire, the Venezuelans reiterate more than ever their decision to be free and sovereign.

Likewise, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister expressed through his Twitter account @jaarreaza that “just as 209 years ago the Venezuelan people told the Imperial Captain General to leave our territory; Today that same people, made millions, tells the current empire to keep their hands and claws out of Venezuela”.

It should be noted that on April 19, 1810, the struggle for the independence from Spanish rule began with the expulsion, made by the people, of Captain General Vicente Emparan, the Spanish authority in the country.

Today the Bolivarian people and Government reaffirm their desire to continue being sovereign and independent before the pretensions to intervene and disrespect the International Law on the part of imperial powers.

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