Venezuela, a sovereign nation: 213 years since the Declaration of Independence

Venezuela, a sovereign nation: 213 years since the Declaration of Independence
Venezuela, a sovereign nation: 213 years since the Declaration of Independence

This July 5, Venezuela celebrates the 213th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, which is why the authorities of the South American nation ratified the end of the Spanish yoke by raising the national tricolor.

From the National Pantheon in the city of Caracas, the Vice President for Citizen Security and Peace, AJ Remigio Ceballos, participated in the commemorative events for the Anniversary of the Solemn Declaration of Independence and the Day of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB).

Ceballos signed, together with the Strategic Operational Commander of the FANB, Domingo Hernández Lárez and the Commander of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), MG Elio Estrada Paredes, the minutes book as a commitment to continue working for the security and peace of Venezuela.

“People of Venezuela, we have come to this sacred site together with the Father of the Nation, General in Chief, Liberator Simón Bolívar, to ratify, 213 years after the Declaration of Independence and the Day of our glorious FANB, the Day of the Bolivarian Army, that we are a free, independent and sovereign nation, heir to your glories, Father Bolívar,” said Ceballos.

He acknowledged “the patriots who, together with Bolívar, forged a perpetual homeland, as our supreme commander Hugo Chávez expressed before his journey to immortality, both of whom elevated us in the supreme principles of love for our struggles for dignity.”

Taking stock of the historical events, he said that “since the arrival of the Spanish invader to the American continent in 1492 and to Venezuela in 1498, the original inhabitants of this enormous territory declared themselves in rebellion against the slave domination and genocide produced by the European hosts thirsty for riches from the Iberian Crown.”

He rejected the extermination of indigenous aborigines and people from Africa. “They kidnapped hundreds of thousands of human groups from the African continent, who were subjected to the same abuses,” he lashed out.

Finally, he added that this is how “starting in the 16th century, successive uprisings of Aborigines, Afro-descendants and descendants of Spaniards took place in response to the provincial government.”

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