The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S. gave a floral tribute to the Liberator Simón Bolívar for the commemoration of the 179th anniversary of his death. Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Álvarez; Ambassador Roy Chaderton, Venezuelan Permanent Representative to the OAS and Bolivarian Air Force Colonel Alberto José Lovera Osio presided over the event held at the Simón Bolívar statue in Triangle Park in Washington, DC.
Representatives of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) countries, Cuban Ambassador José Alberto Bolaños, Bolivian Charge d'Affaires Erika Dueñas, Honduran Ambassador Enrique Reina and diplomatic and administrative staff of the Venezuelan missions in the U.S. also attended the event.
“Those who die for life cannot be called dead,” remembered Ambassador Bernardo Álvarez, quoting the Venezuelan singer Alí Primera, to remember the Liberator Simón Bolívar. “Bolívar was part of a generation of leaders of the first struggle for independence. Behind the warrior, the liberator, the sta tesman, there was the geopolitical man, the man who saw in integration the only guarantee to achieve real independence.”
Ambassador Álvarez also remarked on the importance of the fifth anniversary of the creation of ALBA, commemorated in La Havana during the VIII ALBA Summit. The Venezuelan diplomat considered the ALBA initiative as a mechanism that integrates a new generation of leaders that arise to complete independence. “These processes of new independence are extremely important because they have the taste of people. Bolívar keeps alive because the integration time is alive too,” concluded the Venezuelan Ambassador.
Photo: Néstor Sánchez Cordero
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S. Press and Communications Office / December 17, 2009