July 24th 2013, marked the 230th anniversary of the birth of one of South America’s greatest generals,Simón De La Santisma Trinidad Bolivar Y Blanco. Simón Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1783. In his victories over the Spaniards he won the independence of Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and of course Venezuela. Tuesday evening, at the headquarters of the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation, Ambassador of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Belize, Yoel Perez Marcano, highlighted Simon Boliva’s political and military achievements
Yoel Marcano – Venesuelan Ambassador:
He’s a man who’s story has been the spark of intensive studies and analysis in relation to his political achievements, his military achievements, and his personal life. However no one can disagree that Simón Bolivar, inj his short life of 47 years, did what very few individuals have done in this part of the world, produce a large amount of political ideas for a world that was about to end in the continent of America. He started a war that lasted 18 years, that took us from the modest city of Caracas to the peaks of Peru.
To many people, he is known as El Liberator (The Liberator). Ambassador Marcano then presented scientific content on the exhumation of the remains of Simón Bolivar and a new digitized portrait of the Father of the Nation was exhibited in celebration of his birth. The Ambassadors of the Republic of Brazil and Costa Rica and Charge d´ Affairs of the Republic of Cuba and Mexico were all there to witness this ceremonious exhibition.