Foreign Minsiter Jorge Arreaza pays tribute to the Genius of America, The Liberator Simón Bolívar, 237 years after his birth

On the 237th anniversary of the birth of the Father of the Homeland, Simón Bolívar, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, exalted the immortal legacy of the Genius of America, Liberator of Nations, whose fights are still in force for the consolidation of the emancipation of the peoples.

Through his account on the social network Twitter, @jaarreaza, the Head of Venezuelan diplomacy stated that “the glory of the Liberator Simón Bolívar continues to inspire struggles and resistance”, from countries that refuse to serve the interests of imperialism, which even when it’s breaking down, it attacks the peace and sovereignty of free peoples.

Bolívar “continues to liberate peoples and sow justice and hope. His immensity is immeasurable. His imprint is eternal. His relevance today is absolute. His time is today, always. Together with Bolívar, we will win!” Wrote Foreign Minister Arreaza to honor the memory of the Liberator.

Born in Caracas on July 24, 1783, Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco, despite being the son of one of the wealthiest families in the country at the time, renounced the comfort and tranquility of his status to go to the battlefields and fight for the freedom of Latin America.

His leadership transcends our borders and participated at the forefront of military campaigns that gave the freedom from the Spanish empire to: Colombia, on August 7, 1819 in the Battle of Boyacá; Ecuador on May 24, 1822 at the Battle of Pichincha; Peru on August 6, 1824 at the Battle of Junín; Bolivia on December 9, 1824 in the Battles of Ayacucho and Junín; Venezuela on June 24, 1821, at the Battle of Carabobo and later, its final independence was sealed on July 24, 1823 in the Naval Combat of Lake Maracaibo.

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