By Simón Bolívar

ISBN-10: 0195144805

ISBN-13: 9780195144802

Normal Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), referred to as El Liberator, and infrequently the "George Washington" of Latin the US, was once the best hero of the Latin American independence circulate. His victories over Spain received independence for Bolivia, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Bolívar turned Columbia's first president in 1819. In 1822, he grew to become dictator of Peru. higher Peru grew to become a separate kingdom, which was once named Bolivia in Bolívar's honor, in 1825. The structure, which he drew up for Bolivia, is certainly one of his most crucial political pronouncements. this present day he's remembered all through South the USA, and in Venezuela and Bolivia his birthday is a countrywide holiday.

even though Bolívar by no means ready a scientific treatise, his essays, proclamations, and letters represent essentially the most eloquent writing no longer of the independence interval on my own, yet of any interval in Latin American background. His research of the region's basic difficulties, rules on political association and recommendations for Latin American integration are correct and largely learn this day, even between Latin americans of all international locations and of all political persuasions. The "Cartagena Letter," the "Jamaica Letter," and the "Angostura Address," are largely mentioned and reprinted.

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The Congress of Panama did meet, in June and July 1826, and though the vice president and foreign secretary he had left behind in Bogotá invited both the United States and Brazil, in violation of his express wishes, in practice it was a meeting only of Spanish American nations. ) Yet not all of the Spanish American governments sent representatives to Panama, and only Colombia ratified the resulting agreements. Hence there was no league of Spanish American nations—and neither, of course, did the Andean Federation come into being.

J. Olmedo, we sense his gratification at being the protagonist of an epic poem and his concern to reassure Olmedo of their friendship, even as he gently damns the poem with faint praise. Given who he was and what he was working so hard to accomplish, it is inevitable that in all of these texts Bolívar’s awareness of his own persona as a maker of history is always front and center. He is not so much egotistical as he is dedicated to his vision for America and aware of his own importance to that vision.

Are the most widely available. Fortunately, they have identical pagination and will be the version cited in the present work. The Obras completas were not, of course, truly completas. Quite apart from the failure to include items that came to light after the initial publication, they do not include, for example, something as essential for the study of Bolívar’s career as his Bolivian constitution or all the decrees that he issued over the years. Fortunately, however, there is no lack of other places to find the text of the constitution,11 and the Decretos del Liberta— dor, 1813—1830, were published in 1961 by the Sociedad Bolivariana de Venezuela.

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