Wreath Laying in memory of Simon Bolivar

220px-Simón_Bolívar_2A wreath ceremony was held at the ‘Simon Bolivar’ square in Goodwill in commemoration of the 183rd anniversary of the death of Simon Bolivar – the liberator of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Every year, the Embassy holds this special wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Bolivar’s death.

Ambassador Sanchez said he is grateful for the attention given to this day by the Dominican Government.

Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Hayden Pirela Sanchez, Senator Alvin Bernard and Human Resource Manager at Petro Caribe, Denise Charles laid wreaths in honour of Simon Bolivar.

Bolívar was a military and political leader, who played a key role in Latin America’s successful struggle for independence and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.


Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Hayden Pirela Sanchez

Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Hayden Pirela Sanchez

Bolívar is regarded as a hero, visionary, revolutionary, and liberator in Hispanic-America.

During his lifetime, he led Venezuela, Colombia  which included Panama at the time, Ecuador, Peru together with Don José de San Martín, and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire.

Admirers claim that he helped lay the foundations for democracy in much of Latin America.

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