Foreign Minister Arreaza celebrates 208 years of the proclamation of the Independence of Venezuela
The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, celebrated on April 19 the 208 years of the proclamation of the Independence of Venezuela, which marked the beginning of the emancipation of the country from Spanish rule. “208 years ago the people of Venezuela took the first step on an irreversible path to independence and equality. There is no empire, old or new, that can beat the will of the children of Bolivar and Miranda. We won then and we will always win!”, Said the Venezuelan Foreign Minister through his Twitter account @jaarreaza. On April 19, 1810, a representative civic-military movement pressured the dependent governor of the Spanish Crown Vicente Emparan to achieve his dismissal and subsequent exile, laying the foundations for the definitive independence of Venezuela and the South American peoples. A year later, specifically on July 5, 1811, the Venezuelan people and their patriotic government signed the Independence Act from Spanish Crown, after a long emancipatory war. With this act, the new Republic of Venezuela inherited the entire territory that belonged to the extinct General Captaincy, and the Esequibo River was set as the western border. At present, and under the leadership of President Nicolás Maduro, the South American country continues to defend the historical legacy of Liberator Simón Bolívar and other heroes of Independence, vehemently rescued by Commander Hugo Chávez since his arrival at the Presidency of the Republic in 1999.
Hace 208 años el Pueblo de Venezuela dio el primer paso en un camino irreversible hacia la independencia y la igualdad. No hay imperio, viejo o nuevo, que pueda con la voluntad de los hijos de Bolívar y Miranda. Vencimos entonces y ¡Siempre Venceremos! pic.twitter.com/N7xWEepZGZ— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) April 19, 2018