To commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo, a heroic feat that consolidates the foundations of Venezuela's freedom and began the libertarian epic led by Simón Bolívar in South America, known as the Campaña del Sur, civic events were held in all states. -militaries to pay a heartfelt tribute to the patriot army of Liberator Simón Bolívar.
"June 24 is a date to arm ourselves with courage, wisdom, patience, perseverance, to have the homeland we want ..." Commander Hugo Chávez would have said when referring to the libertarian deed of the patriotic heroes led by the giant Simon Bolivar.
Neo-Spartans commemorated the Bicentennial
In La Asunción, the capital city of Nueva Esparta, a military parade and wreath were held in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo, which had the participation of the people, authorities of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, the regional public powers, the protector and deputy Dante Rivas, and the mayors of Arismendi, Alí Romero Farías and of Mariño, Francisco González.
Lieutenant Colonel José Gutiérrez, commander of the Integral Defense Area 712 Cacique Charaima of the Bolivarian Militia, was the speaker at the order of the act, who after summarizing the most important events that occurred that June 24, 1821, ratified the commitment of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces to continue defending forever, in a civic-military-police union, the homeland and the Venezuelan people.
For his part, the protector Dante Rivas affirmed that today one of the most momentous events in the history of Venezuela is commemorated, for which he paid a heartfelt tribute to the Liberator Simón Bolívar and the entire army of patriots that accompanied him during that fierce battle.
“Today the fight continues for our right to be free and independent, for our desire to be fair, to live in peace. And there will be no criminal empire, traitors to the country, indolent or corrupt that will divert us from the path of Bolívar and Chávez. I swear that together with the FANB, our Militia, our President Nicolás Maduro and the brave people of Nueva Esparta and Venezuela we will win, ”he said.
Likewise, he stressed that thanks to the President and the entire Bolivarian Government, a number of commemorative, educational, and cultural activities have been carried out that achieved the most beautiful objective: to rescue history, sow the historical values of dignity, courage and patriot pride in each one of the Venezuelans so that they stay alive forever.
Civic military police stop in Guatire and Guarenas
The Bolivarian National Guard, the Bolivarian National Militia and the municipal security agencies of Zamora (Guatire) and Ambrosio Plaza (Guarenas) were present at the civic-military-police parades that paid honors to the figures of the Liberator to commemorate the bicentennial of the Carabobo's Battle.
That was the central theme of the dissertation of the researcher René García Jaspe in the Plaza 24 de Julio de Guatire, which led to the participation of Colonel José Fruto Oses, a man from Guanajuato who participated in that contest and in the Liberator's campaign in the south of the continent. .
Before the civic-military parade with the participation of the members of the Bolivarian National Guard, the Bolivarian National Militia, Polizamora, as well as municipal firefighters and Civil Protection, the political team of Mayor Hugo Martínez and the Municipal Council, García Jaspe said that Fruto Oses lived on Calle Real (avenida Miranda) at his grandmother's house, he was a cavalry captain in the group commanded by Manuel Cedeño in the capture of Guayana, which was later in Carabobo.
Mayor Martínez addressed the young people to urge them to study history and learn about the battle that gave freedom to Venezuela, a feat of Simón Bolívar and the patriot army
Then the monologue "Reflections of Bolívar on Carabobo" by the Guatirean researcher Juan Ramón Colina was presented, by the actress Mabel Moreno, a member of the Triángulo Escénico, the plant group of the Pedro Muñoz Municipal Institute of Culture, under the direction of Professor Oscar Borges
In Guarenas, Mayor Luis Figueroa assured that "our Plaza Bolívar is undoubtedly the Carabobo of the time, here we show that we continue to be restrained with the Homeland and committed to its freedom", in the presence of militiamen, the living forces, representatives of the municipal political leadership, organizations, social movements and community members.
He highlighted the rebellion of the Guarenero people against the pandemic due to covid-19, and the economic blockade.
Trujillo celebrated the bicentennial of the historic Battle of Carabobo
With floral offerings in front of the effigy of Bolívar and Morillo, the celebration of the 200 years of the Battle of Carabobo began this Thursday at the Bicentennial Monument of the Trujillo Treaties, where civil and military authorities paid tribute to the Liberator Simón Bolívar and all the heroes and heroines who fought for the freedom of the nation.
In this regard, the Secretary General of the Government María Materano, on behalf of Governor Henry Rangel Silva, stated that with great emotion the Venezuelans celebrated the bicentennial of the heroic deed that gave Venezuela independence.
In this sense, he recalled that Trujillo "is a heroic land, where events took place that led to that victory and we really feel very happy, because as always, we Trujillo are participants in the history that unfolds in Venezuela."
Materano also referred to the celebration of Bolivarian Army Day and issued his words of congratulations to the men and women forging freedoms.
"Today we also celebrate the bicentennial army, which fills us with glory, satisfaction and we say to our people that the example of Carabobo will endure today and always in our actions, so that Venezuela continues to be a free, independent and sovereign homeland", express.
For his part, the president of the Legislative Council of the Trujillo state, Alfredy Moreno, was proud to commemorate, from the Bicentennial Monument of the Trujillo Treaties, the 200 years of the undefeated and historic Battle of Carabobo as well as the Bolivarian Army Day.
"Today we ratify our commitment, our determination with Venezuela and the world that 200 years later this people will continue on the path of independence, sovereignty of the peoples and that against all odds we will continue to be free," said Moreno.
Proud to be Venezuelans
The second commander of the Comprehensive Defense Operational Zone, zone number 23 (Zodi Trujillo) G / B Delfín Espinoza Torres, highlighted that these activities “make us feel proud as members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, first of being Venezuelans and second , of belonging to the Venezuelan army ”.
Espinoza recalled the words of Commander Hugo Chávez, who said that “we are the heirs of Bolívar's homeland, we are the new liberators of the homeland and 200 years later we will continue fighting for independence, for freedom, for the sovereignty of our country. great homeland against any empire that tries to subdue our brave Venezuelan people ”.
In addition to the floral offering, there was a military parade, a dance by a member of the Institute of Culture and the Arts and the order speech was given by Colonel Freddy Vargas, commander of the Comprehensive Defense area (ADI) 233 from the Boconó municipality, who recalled the events that occurred 200 years ago in the Carabobo field.
It should be noted that this act was carried out in compliance with biosecurity measures to prevent contagion by covid-19.
Bernal: We have political independence, we are going for economic independence
The act to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo, which took place in the Plaza Bolívar de San Cristóbal, had the participation of various regional authorities, in an act “with a deep flavor to the people, with deep patriotic content, which It not only refers to commemorating a date or a symbol, but a concept of freedom, independence and sovereignty. We already have political independence, but we still lack economic independence, ”said the deputy to the National Assembly, Freddy Bernal.
“An economic independence where we do not depend on imports, but rather we are capable of self-sustaining ourselves, of developing our own potentialities, of seeing ourselves and feeling as an autonomous country. Economic independence is one of the objectives in the coming years to come, not only for President Nicolás Maduro Moros, but also for those of us who are at the forefront of this beautiful homeland, "Bernal said.
In the act, Bernal recalled that Commander Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías in his permanent fight against anti-imperialism and anti-colonialism reaffirmed this important date.
"It is no secret to anyone that we were subjected to an empire for 300 years, then we obtained freedom, but unfortunately those who led the Republic for almost 180 years were submissive to another empire, the North American empire," he said.
Commander Hugo Chávez was the one who on February 4 not only remembers the independence feat but also reaffirms the concepts of sovereignty, freedom and independence, that is why Venezuela continues to be attacked relentlessly for 22 years, but today thanks to the Venezuelan people, to the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and thanks to our values and concepts we can say that Commander Chávez did not plow into the sea, that he sowed all that in us and that is why we are here today, said Bernal.
What use has Carabobo been for?
GB Jairo Barroeta, 2nd Commander of the Comprehensive Defense Operational Zone (Zodi) in his speech as Speaker of Order, expressed “Carabobo has served a lot, Carabobo is that message of union; A necessary union in our days, which has been riding like an indomitable colt throughout the 200 years of the Free Homeland; Carabobo is a classroom that invites us every day to drink from his wisdom that he offers us and gave us the great Masters, the Liberator and all those who fought there and shed their blood; Carabobo is a great learning of all the mistakes, of everything that was done to achieve that battle.
The Speaker of Order added that here we are 200 years later together, gathered and full of joy developing a great revolution in full democratic, participatory, leading and co-responsible exercise, we are committed to re-founding the country and giving ourselves a social state of law and justice.
Apureños commemorate the Bicentennial
From the Fountain of Abundance, located in the Paseo Libertador of the San Fernando municipality, the 200 years of the Battle of Carabobo were commemorated as a symbol of patriotism and determination of the peoples to be free.
The activity was led by Governor Ramón Carrizalez, the Military High Command, the Mayor of the Capital, Ofelia Padrón, the head of the Educational Zone Lisbeth Izaguirre with her educational union, as well as deputies, social movements and popular power in a civic-military union.
With a cultural act, the celebration of the Bicentennial began, by the Educational Zone of the entity, where they performed a dramatization with a staging by the educators, remembering what happened in the Campo de Carabobo in 1821, where the Liberator Simón Bolívar defeated the Spanish royal army with 6 thousand men in just 45 minutes of battle.
For his part, the regional president said “today is a day to reflect, Simón Bolívar and Pedro Camejo carried out the most noble act of dedication to Venezuela. We will continue undefeated as in Carabobo »Carrizalez said.
Deltanos commemorated Bicentennial
The governor of the state Delta Amacuro, Lizeta Hernández Abchi, led the commemorative acts of the 200 years of the Battle of Carabobo, one of the main military actions of the Venezuelan War of Independence, from the Plaza Bolívar in Tucupita they also paid tribute to the Bolivarian Army in its day.
The first president was accompanied by the Military High Command, the mayor of the Tucupita municipality, Loa Tamaronis, the Secretary General of the Government, Alexander Amares, the state attorney, Ysmel Romero, popular power and other authorities, who placed a wreath in front of the monument of the Father of the Nation.
Hernández reflected that this day the Bicentennial of this important Battle «the Venezuelan people returns to Carabobo, returns with the strength and impetus of the Bolivarian Revolution to continue fighting and firmly maintaining the independence, emancipation, sovereignty and peace of the Venezuelan people ».
The president indicated that this date is also propitious to recognize the soldiers, congratulating the men and women who give their lives for the freedom of the country, on Bolivarian Army Day.
Delta schools pay tributes to the Bicentennial of Carabobo
On the other hand, on the occasion of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo, the schools of the Delta Amacuro state carried out various pedagogical, recreational and cultural activities, to evoke the historical feat where Bolívar, commanding the patriotic army, sealed the independence of Venezuela.
The central act was held at the EPB "Carabobo" with the presence of the Zonal Collective directed by the Single State Educational Authority, teacher Fanny Granadillo, managers, teachers, students, families and organized communities.
The meeting began with a very recreational and motivating dynamic in which the attendees participated to give way to pedagogical and cultural activities.
The program was developed with nationalist dances, poems, poetry, female students, songs, conversations, school radio, dramatizations that the boys and girls, led by their teachers, performed with great talent that drew great applause from those present.
The beautiful event, full of multicolored costumes of our patriotic heroes and heroines, was closed by the teacher Juanita Linares, who thanked the musicians, educational institutions, representatives and communities: «The loving work carried out in the midst of this terrible pandemic, therefore that today we are under strict biosecurity standards, setting an example of strength, unity between the school, family and community.
Prieto: The loyalty of Zulia in the libertarian deed of Carabobo is in force.
The governor of the state of Zulia, Omar Prieto, together with the Military Authorities of the region, led a civic-military act in the Plaza Bolívar in Maracaibo on the occasion of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo and the Day of the Bolivarian National Army, a historic event that accelerated the independence process of Venezuela after defeating the troops of the Spanish empire.
Prieto Fernández highlighted the historic date in front of a ceremony of green leaves before the equestrian statue of the Liberator Simón Bolívar. He also highlighted the validity of the loyalty of Zulia in the libertarian deed that 200 years after the triumph in Carabobo, there is currently a strong fight against the North American empire and the traitors who intend to hand over national sovereignty and wealth to the governments of the The United States and Europe in exchange for abrupt access to Venezuelan power.
He expressed that: «being here is a great achievement of the Bolivarian government and of our Bolivarian National Armed Forces, it is the people resisting until the last consequences, which has left its wounds and more than 50 thousand dead, due to the blockade and economic boycott after not allowing the income of resources for the people, "he said.
Prieto added that this June 24, Venezuelan independence and sovereignty are strengthened, towards the celebration of the glorious Naval Battle of Lake 1823 when the Republic was consolidated.
The regional president celebrated the 200 years of the Battle of Carabobo, qualifying June 24 as a date that represents the patriotic pride of Venezuelans and the departure of the Spanish empire from the nation, “It was a beautiful feat that raised the flag of freedom and sovereignty of Venezuela, "he said.
Prieto congratulated those who make up the Venezuelan Army, which also commemorates his day in honor of the soldiers who gave their lives for the country. At the same time, he considered that 200 years after the independence struggle, Venezuela continues to fight the same battle, fighting those who seek to hand over the sovereignty and wealth of the country to the North American empire.
In Barinas they celebrated the 200 years of the Battle of Carabobo
Among military and cultural activities, the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo was commemorated in Barinas with the participation of officials from national and regional dependencies, as well as students, social fronts and popular power.
Mérida celebrated the Bicentennial at the Monument to the Column
The events commemorating the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo began at the Monument to the Column, in front of the Justo Briceño Battalion in Milla, Mérida state, then the civil, military, police and prevention authorities together with the popular power attended a mass in the Cathedral Basilica Minor Immaculate Conception of the entity.
They paid honors before the equestrian statue of the Father of the Nation, in the Plaza Bolívar, in the capital of Merida.
Alirio Liscano, professor at the University of Los Andes, was the speaker of Order at the event, who pointed out that the Battle of Carabobo was a moment of maximum unity, among all the sectors that participated in the libertarian deed of Venezuela that June 24 of 1821, as "the military genius of Simón Bolívar, the bravery of the Venezuelan people, the loyalty of Rafael Urdaneta and Antonio José de Sucre, the discipline of José Antonio Páez and José Francisco Bermúdez." He pointed out that in the present we are united by the revolutionary doctrine, the national constitution approved in 1998 and the Plan de la Patria program, ”Liscano highlighted.
It also began the journey of the replica of the sword of Simón Bolívar, wielded in 1813 in Andean lands, which will be exhibited in the parishes of the Libertador municipality of the Merida entity.
The deputy to the National Assembly, Jehyson Guzmán symbolically handed over to the spokesmen of the Sagrario parish in Mérida, the replica of the sword for display in the communities.
Guzmán stressed that the people of Merida honor the lives of the protagonists who joined the battles of Bolívar from 1813 to 1821. He praised the participation of the Indian Tinjacá and the faithful companion and distinguished dog Nevado.
In La Guaira they light the Libertarian Torch in the Plaza Bolívar-Chávez
A civic-military parade was held in the Plaza Bolívar-Chávez de La Guaira, for the 200 years of the Battle of Carabobo.
Basic education students staged the Historical Gesta, which gave independence to Venezuela. The acts began with the arrival of the Libertarian Torch to the square, after completing its tour of the neighborhoods, rural settlements and the coast of the Guaireño coast, in less than 60 days.
The Homeland fire was delivered by two representatives of the sports sector to the governor in charge of La Guaira, José Manuel Suárez, accompanied by the mayor of Vargas, José Alejandro Terán, and the commander of the Zodi, V / A Ramón García Zambrano.
General Ángel Gabriel Monroy Méndez was the designated speaker for the events. He highlighted the sense of identity, freedom and sovereignty of the country. «Carabobo is a call to struggle, to peace, to the unity of the people. It is the cry of a people that wants to be free.
He recalled that the Bicentennial regains more meaning, given the times of siege that Venezuela is experiencing, due to its libertarian spirit, its identity and sense of Homeland.
Boys and girls from the República de Panamá and La Guaira State schools took a tour of the characters, feats and milestones that were part of the country's independence process. They highlighted the actions of the libertarian troops, commanded by Páez, Sucre and Bolívar.
José Manuel Suárez, governor in charge of La Guaira, indicated that "Carabobo was our heroes of Independence with a clear project and with the fertile leadership of the Liberator, always calling for unity to win and that was the key to the magnificent epic." .
With more than 300 soldiers in parade they commemorate the Bicentennial in Barcelona
In a civic-military-police act held in Plaza Bolívar in Barcelona, Anzoátegui state, the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo was commemorated.
The protector of the state, Luis José Marcano, the mayor of the municipality Simón Bolívar, Yohana Pérez, and the president of the Legislative Council, Yolimar Ledezma; accompanied by military authorities, they led the events.
Marcano highlighted the role of the Anzoatiguenses, “of the Orientals who joined this patriot cause for Freedom, with a clear objective, it is not about being independent and sovereign, which is fundamental, it is about building a just society of equals. , solidarity, of a society where the rights of each and everyone are respected, that is why remembering Carababo is to make today's fight current ”.
The also deputy to the National Assembly, received from the hands of the president of the Legislative Council the Battle of Carabobo Order in its only class, in recognition of his Bolivarian commitment, and the dedication in the defense of the fundamental values for the construction of the Homeland of Bolívar and Chávez.
With more than 300 military personnel in parade, protocol acts were held that included honors before the statue of Simón Bolívar and cultural representations with which homage was paid to the men and women who fought for the independence of Venezuela, that June 24, 1821.
Mirna Víes: Cabudareños have demonstrated an unassailable morality
“Venezuela is celebrating, we are celebrating 200 years of the battle of Carabobo and 200 years later we are in the bloodiest of battles for life, health and a foreign intervention that is cruel against the heroic, brave and dignified Venezuelan people ”.
This was expressed by the mayor of the Palavecino, Cabudare municipality, Mirna Víes de Álvarez, when presiding over a civic-military-police parade, in Plaza Bolívar de Cabudare, this June 24, on the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo.
You saw in his words he also highlighted the dignity of the people, nowadays, describing that, “he cast fear on his back and resists, it is enough to just walk the roads, see the tired faces but despite a new instrument of life the mask, their eyes smile ”.
The mayor stressed that with the participation and willingness of the Venezuelan and Cabudaran people, despite the vicissitudes, "it is showing that yesterday, with weapons and, currently with resistance, dignity and an unassailable morality, it continues forward with the same courage."
Meanwhile, invited by the Municipal Council of Palavecino, chaired by Councilor César Linares, on commemorating Army Day on the same date, the Colonel, Bernardo David Fajardo Giménez, Social Development officer of the 84th Logistics Brigade, participated in the Fort Terepaima of the aforementioned town.
Fajardo Giménez shared with those present a brief review of the events that defined the libertarian deed of that June 24, 1821, and then made a similarity with current times.
"The freedom of our homeland, Venezuela, continues to be attacked by different nations, including the United States, which blocks us economically, but we are determined to be free and sovereign," he stressed.
He said that, "the Venezuelan army remains active under the leadership of G / J Vladimir Padrino López, who commanded the recovery of vehicles and other military instruments, thus guaranteeing the proper operational readiness."
Amazonas recalls the historic victory of the Battle of Carabobo
The governor of the state of Amazonas, Miguel Rodríguez made reference to the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo through social networks.
Through his social network @gob_miguelr he stressed that, «200 years have passed since that historical and epic Battle of Carabobo, where with Bolívar at the head of his spearmen, warriors and soldiers, they achieved the definitive freedom of our beloved Homeland.
"As true children of this wonderful land, we cannot lose sight of where we come from and how much it has cost to make this land a sovereign and independent republic," Rodríguez said.
Likewise, he compared the independence feat with the struggles that the people are currently experiencing with the economic war that besieges the Homeland day by day. «The differences inherent to a society must not achieve the absurdity of dividing us and losing the very essence of those who gave everything to achieve the dream of having a free, independent and sovereign Homeland. It is united that we will be able to overcome the challenges to come, that is how on June 24, our heroes managed to defeat the most powerful empire of the time.
"They did not give up 200 years ago, neither will we and I am sure that we will win," he concluded.
With information from the correspondents: Tania González, Irama Delgado, Rebeca Viloria, Eliana Useche, Ámbar Montilla, Leylianith Cedeño, Mayerlin González, Naiyelis Garcés, Agusmir Guarache, Luis Ortega, Vivian Ariza and Carmen Luzardo.