SIMON BOLIVAR imposed himself as “The Liberator” of Hispanic America, by revolutions for independence in several countries. Through a territory as large as Alexander the Great Empire, he lead the armies of liberation, under very hard climatic conditions. He was motivated by a vision of uniting all the colonies, with a same continental identity. Alone, he wrote a Constitution, including democratic institutions submitted to his “enlightened despotism”. He did so because he believed that a complex transition was required from former colonized behaviors to a citizenship with new democratic freedoms. After having dedicated his life and fortune to this great revolution, he died in rejection and abandonment.
Copyright: Alice Labrèque and Jean Routier, Québec, 2018.