Latest Simon Bolivar Stories

2010-04-28 11:28:15

Doctors reconsider health and death of 'El Libertador,' general who freed South America Could one of South America's greatest military figures have died from a deadly poison, rather than the tuberculosis assumed at the time of his death in 1830? The mysterious illness and death of Simon Bolivar "” known as "El Libertador" or "The Liberator" "” is the medical mystery in question at this year's Historical Clinicopathological Conference (CPC), sponsored by the University of Maryland...

2006-03-19 13:28:00

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - More than 1,500 people gathered around a statue of 19th century liberation hero Simon Bolivar on Sunday and posed nude for a U.S. artist famous for his photos of naked crowds in public spaces. Spencer Tunick organized the Caracas photo shoot along downtown Avenida Bolivar, a frequent spot for political rallies by supporters of President Hugo Chavez. Surrounded by dozens of reporters and onlookers, the participants cracked jokes, shouted cheers for...

2006-03-12 16:15:13

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez held a huge military parade on Sunday to celebrate changes he made to the nation's flag, a reform foes rejected as a personal whim of the leftist leader. Venezuela's National Assembly, dominated by the president's allies, approved the modified flag last week after Chavez proposed changes as a tribute to Venezuelan-born, South American liberation hero Simon Bolivar, whom Chavez says inspired his socialist revolution. A...

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