Bolivarian Revolution and US by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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April 22, 2010

“We are not Indians nor Europeans. … (but are) Americans by birth,”
Simon Bolivar

On April 19, 1810 (200 years ago), Simon Bolivar (the “George Washington of South America”) declared independence from Spain in Caracas, Vz, and started to formulate “Gran Colombia” which was his vision for peace and economic growth for the entire continent of South America.

Being an admirer of the American revolution–where colonists in North America defeated the British to form a united nation that had a common language, religion and customs–Bolivar sought to copy that model in South America.

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