Hugo Chávez built the Bolivarian Revolution on centuries of popular struggles. There was a thread from slave and indigenous rebellions to Simón Bolívar’s liberation movement to the current fight against US imperialism.
Recently, the Caribbean country celebrated the 200th anniversary of the most important episode of its fight for independence: the Battle of Carabobo. How did anti-colonial efforts lead to this moment? Who were the main characters? What did the independence battle represent then and today?
In a country that reveres its history, this epic period and its hero, Bolívar, continue to play a role in present efforts to uphold sovereignty and freedom. Our latest video with Tatuy Tv recaps the Venezuelan independence and its legacy.