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A famous Venezuelan

This was none other than Mario Briceño Iragorry, whose death marked 66 years last Thursday, June 6, leaving a long career, especially in these moments in which “last names” try to place us under the control of the States. United States of America, as has been denounced, initially, by the current Eternal Commander Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías and by his successor Nicolás Maduro Moros, who will be ratified as president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in the elections that will take place on the 28th. next July, as indicated by the polls, coupled with the numerous marches and rallies that have been taking place throughout the country and the decision of the Venezuelan people that has shown that Venezuela is not the “backyard” of any empire.

We have dedicated this article to that distinguished character of our beloved Venezuela, for having been the author of the expression “pitiyanqui”, with which he perfectly describes the members of the Venezuelan fascist right, who have historically demonstrated their determination to maintain us as a colony of the United States, precisely to the land where Miranda, Bolívar and Sucre were born, the first of whom was the first great leader of the patriots and who followed him who brought independence to their homeland and extended it to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, whose heights the Father Liberator founded Bolivia (August 6, 1825) and finally Panama, which in 1903 broke away from Colombian territory. As we see, there were six nations liberated in 14 years (1810-1824) of struggle against Spanish colonialism.

Born in Trujilla, Briceño Iragorry left a record of professional services in law, journalism, diplomacy, and literature with outstanding written work, which he expanded to politics, as a member of the URD party, which he represented in the November 30 elections. of 1952, whose triumph was unknown to Marcos Pérez Jiménez when he became ruler in a dictatorial manner for the next six years, until he was overthrown on January 23, 1958, by the popular sectors of the capital's neighborhoods.

Then Briceño Iragorry was arrested and exiled, he went to live in Spain, returning to his homeland, where he left his distinguished presence, with his “lesson that it is a permanent votive lamp on the altar of the country, for the preservation of values ​​and its institutions, and a bright beacon of warning to pirates,” as Antonio Sánchez Carrillo wrote. He was born in 1897, which tells us that he was 61 years old on the day of his death. His remains have been in the National Pantheon since 1991.

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