Since the beginning of 2008 the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez decided to exhume Simon Bolivar, the national hero that died two centuries ago. Chavez created a special scientific commission to study the death of the national hero, the Venezuelan president saying that certain theories regarding a potential assassination of Bolivar must be investigated.
Also known as “El Liberador” (liberator), Simon Bolivar was a Venezuelan leader that liberated Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Venezuela from the Spanish domination. He also was founder of the first union of Latin American states, named Gran Colombia, and is considered in all countries of Latin America a hero. (more…)