State of Things
11:52 am
Thu July 14, 2011

Bolívar Blvd.

Bolivar statue at Bayfront Park in Miami, FL

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.

Host Frank Stasio talks about the exhibit ''Bolívar Blvd.'' with Miguel Chirinos, a local historian and collector of the items in the exhibit, and curator Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, special events coordinator for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke University.

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