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President Maduro orders the publication of a book on the life of Cristóbal Mendoza

The remains of the first president of Venezuela entered the National Pantheon this Sunday, after the National Assembly unanimously approved it. The President highlighted that history repeats itself and therefore urged us to have "love for what is ours", to guarantee the country's progress.

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, ordered the compilation of all the texts and letters written by the patriot Cristóbal Mendoza, to create a book and send it to “all schools, high schools and communities in Venezuela.”

“Let us collect all the history, all the speeches, all the letters written with the passion, the wisdom, the humanism of a patriot, an authentic anti-imperialist, anti-slavery and anti-colonialist. Madam Vice President (Delcy Rodríguez) I commission you to, together with the historian José Ubaldo García, edit an encyclopedia book on the life of Cristóbal,” said the Head of State, during the ceremony of entry of the remains of the independence hero into the National Pantheon.

The President highlighted that Mendoza, like The Liberator, Simón Bolívar, despite being born in a cradle of gold, are precursors of the anti-oligarchic currents in Venezuela.

Likewise, he described this day as magnificent “because we are doing justice.” “It was a debt to the Liberators of America and to the noble, brave, hard-working, honest, admirable people of Trujillo, it was a debt to you men and women of Trujillo, men and women of the Andes,” he emphasized.

They want to rule for their interests

Maduro highlighted that, just like during colonial times, the Venezuelan oligarchy wants to regain political power to govern “for themselves, for their surnames.”

“History is alive, it repeats itself. The battle of our heroes is the same battle today, the battle between the anti-homeland, the oligarchy, and the homeland and the people. Between the truth and them. “Either we are a free country or we are nothing,” he highlighted.

In this sense, he assured that imperial threats against our country will not cease, which is why he called for “love for what is ours and faith in our people” to defeat these attacks and guarantee the progress of our country.

Likewise, he highlighted that the example of our liberators is the force that has moved him to overcome all the attacks that the oligarchy and imperialism have launched against Venezuela.

Junín Victory

On the other hand, the president called on the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) to celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of Junín on August 6 as a great victory for the Venezuelan patriots.

“We are going to the streets to celebrate, in civil-military union, Junín. FANB to the streets to celebrate Junin because that was our victory. It stings the Peruvian oligarchy that one says this, but in Junín the Venezuelan and Colombian llaneros triumphed,” he emphasized.

Entrance to the Pantheon

The remains of Cristóbal Mendoza, first president of Venezuela, were transferred this Sunday to the National Pantheon, after the announcement made by Maduro in Trujillo at the beginning of the month, and the National Assembly unanimously approved it on June 18.

As part of the process of incorporation into the National Pantheon, competent authorities in matters of national heritage, took soil samples in the birthplace of the famous Trujillo native, in the state capital.

The formal events began this Sunday with the reading of an essay by the professor and historian, José Ubaldo García, who was the keynote speaker, and was recognized with applause for “the extraordinary oratory piece".

The Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, attended the National Pantheon; the president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez; members of the Military High Command, the president of the National Electoral Council, Elvis Amoroso; the president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Beatriz Rodríguez, among other authorities in the country.

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