Roscio is the forerunner of the defense of civil rights in America

Juan Germán Roscio Nieves is the forerunner of the defense of civil and women’s rights in our America, as was stated this Wednesday by Professor Reinaldo Bolívar, in the act of incorporation of the symbolic remains of the plains lawyer to the National Pantheon.

«Roscio Nieves combines in himself the ideology of total equality between ethnic groups, favoring the incorporation of native and Afro peoples. He argued that for public service, only virtue, honor, and merit should be evaluated in human beings; Even the blood of the peasants is as valuable as that of the kings,” said Reinaldo Bolívar.

Roscio Nieves, built institutionalism and history with his pen, was editor of the Act of Independence of Venezuela, of the first electoral regulations of America and of the internal regulations that would declare on July 5, 1811, the Independence of Venezuela, as narrated by Reinaldo Bolívar.

The illustrious Venezuelan hero, as Reinaldo Bolívar reiterated, also drew up the Magna Carta: “In December 1811, the country had its Constitution, the first on the continent, the document contains Roscio’s ideas on civil rights, slavery, indigenous people and the doctrine of reaching the greatest happiness, which was taken up by Simón Bolívar in the Congress of Angostura”.

Juan Germán Roscio Nieves preached with word and example against the laziness and bureaucracy. He also stood out as co-founder, director and writer of the Correo del Orinoco newspaper. It is important to note that Professor Reinaldo Bolívar’s order speech deserved public congratulations from the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

Nicolas Maduro


I congratulate Professor Reinaldo Bolívar for the extraordinary words that expressed the life of Juan Germán Roscio. We are proud of our civil hero, who was part of a virtuous generation that maintained the push for the liberation of these lands from the Spanish yoke.”