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Simon Bolivar

Simón Bolívar

  • June 12, 2015

Simón Bolívar: The Great Liberator of Latin America Simón Bolívar born Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios on 24 July, 1783, is a national hero to millions of Central and South American people who, quite literally, owe their nation’s freedom to him. He embraced radical ideas of self-rule and led the bloody campaign to throw off the yoke…

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Plaza de Bolivar

Plaza de Bolivar

  • June 8, 2015

The Plaza de Bolivar in Cartagena Colombia This cozy, shaded square sits in the heart of Cartagena’s historic Walled City and is a haven for travelers and locals alike. There are plenty of benches and places to sit under the shade of trees to escape the heat of the day while exploring Cartagena. The Plaza de Bolivar is also the perfect spot…

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History of Cartagena

  • April 3, 2015

History of Cartagena (Cartagena de Indias) Spanish conquistadors, pirates, battles and siege – the small town of Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena) has a dark and tumultuous history and one that played an important role in Colombia’s fight for independence. Founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena was built on the site of an abandoned Amer-indian settlement, known as Calamarí, which quickly…

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