Ottawa, April 20, 2015. On the occasion of celebrating the 205th anniversary of the first revolution that marked the beginning of the Independence of Venezuela, was held in Quebec City, on April 19th, a highly Bolivarian patriotic ceremony with honors offered by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada and its Consulate General in Montreal to commemorate the historic struggle of the Venezuelan and Latin American people for their sovereignty and self-determination.
Honors were offered by the diplomatic and consular staff, as well as the military attaches of our glorious armed forces, government representatives from the province of Quebec and leaders of social movements pertaining to the Bolivarian Revolution.
The act began with the hoisting of the Venezuelan flag, the opening remarks by General Juan Eliécer Medina, Naval, Air and Military Attaché of the Embassy of Venezuela accredited to Canada, who emphasized that "April 19, 1810 marked an important period in the history of Venezuela. Today marks 205 years where the people, supported by sectors of the Patriotic Forces, brought down in Caracas’s City Hall, the Governor and Captain General Vicente Emparan and Spanish high officials, sending them into exile. This incident had a profound influence and impact on social, cultural, political and economic levels, both in Venezuela and throughout South America".
Today, when we live a transformative political process that gives life and meaning to the Bolivarian revolution, it gives a continental sense to present day struggle that we are facing once more; we must know the ideals of that April 19th, 1810, which gave life to the country we have today; justice, full sovereignty, true independence and freedom. That dream of hope for freedom is where the Bolivarian Revolution is born, as we know it today; made into flesh and bone by the fighting spirit of our Venezuelan and Latin American sisters and brothers. 205 years after the battle waged by our liberators, today before our eyes a battle is fought with other resources, other techniques, but it's the same battle. Against our economy, against democracy, against the life and development of the underprivileged, and most recently against our sovereignty.