Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20

Feliz dia de Independecia for the Republic of Gran Colombia!

Today is Colombia's Independence Day, but it was once the independence day for the South American superstate of the Republic of Gran Colombia.  Today would be the Republic of Gran Colombia's 197th birthday.

The Bolivarian dream covered Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, plus some other assorted territories.

The giant swathe of South American territory would have been rich without compare, with supplies of oil, gold, emeralds, coffee and cocaine among other resources.

But it wasn't meant to last.

For my own lamentations:

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