Simón Bolívar en Bolívar Blvd. <p></p><p>A new exhibit at Duke University explores the footprint of Simón Bolívar in the United States. Bolívar was the liberator of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama from Spanish rule in the 19th century. He was heavily influenced by the principles of the American Revolution and spent time in the United States learning about the new democracy. Numerous towns, cities and memorials in the U.S. have been named or erected in Bolívar’s honor. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:52:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 8166 at Bolívar Blvd.