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Simon Bolivar

In Venezuela, the Heroic Opposition Is on the Right Side of History

Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- In the span of a few hours the 17-year stranglehold of an opprobrious regime on Venezuelan voters was broken, democracy could breathe again, tears were shed, flags waved and in the land of Bolívar the tide of history turned. Things will not be transformed overnight, but they will never be the same again in Venezuela or Latin America: change has come and it is here to stay.

Venezuela's Legacy of Producing Liberators Persists

Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga | Posted 06.05.2016 | World

LA PAZ - In all likelihood, Venezuela will produce another mythical figure: Leopoldo Lopez, the movie star-handsome, Harvard-educated son of privilege, who chose to dedicate his life to public service in his home country. He clearly had passion to serve and steel in his spine, so his potentially comfortable life turned out to be rather different than expected. History beckoned.

Carolina Moreno

'El Libertador' Star On Why Every American Should Know Simón Bolívar's Story | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices

General Simón Bolívar is one of the Americas' greatest revolutionary heroes, but you won't find elaborate accounts of his feats and ideologies in U....

Venezuela, With Eyes Wide Open

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

Taken over by Cuban intelligence, monitored from the Plaza of the Revolution in Havana, and ruled by a man who incites violence against those who are different, this South American nation now finds itself facing the most important dilemma of its contemporary history.

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

Investing in Democracy in Venezuela

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

As part of an eight-member delegation from the National Lawyers Guild, we spent the week leading up to the October 7 Venezuelan presidential election in Caracas, learning about the electoral system that Jimmy Carter has called "the best in the world."

Man To Venezuelan Government: Give Me Simon Bolivar's Hair Back

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Venezuela's government demanding the return of artifacts that once belonged to Simon Boliv...

LOOK: 10 Latino Rebels And Revolutionaries

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Revered by some, reviled by others -- Ernesto “Che” Guevara continues to be one the most controversial figures in Latin American history. Tuesd...

LOOK: Famine Monument Plan Sparks Big Question

Posted 09.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service last week released final plans for the Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Manmade Famine of 1932-1933, a mon...

The United Countries Of The Americas?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Patrick Takahashi

I'm on my annual global adventure and thus far have posted on: - "Japan: Seven Months After the Cataclysm," and - "A Simple Solution for E...

Our America

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

Several terms refer to the same ethnic group and have produced what I call "happy talk," which contains economic and demographic truths but not proportional political or social clout.

Hugo Chavez Can't Kill Hope in Venezuela

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

With Sunday's election results, it is clear that President Hugo Chavez has been dealt a significant blow by the people of Venezuela.

Why Hugo Chavez Dug Up Simon Bolivar's Bones

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Friday before dawn, a Chávez government team ceremoniously opened Bolívar's casket in the National Pantheon in Caracas, where his remains were br...

Desperate Hugo Chavez Desecrates Simon Bolivar's Tomb

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

The desecration of Simon Bolivar's tomb is as shocking as anything Hugo Chavez has ever done.

The Colombian Elections: Who Will Be the Next President of Macondo?

Michael Fairbanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Fairbanks

How many countries in the world could elect as its next president someone who dropped his pants and mooned a disrespectful audience of students?