This Tuesday, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, sent a message of greeting to the people of Ecuador as they commemorated 200 years of freedom in that country thanks to the Battle of Pichincha.
Through his account on the Twitter social network, the national president stressed that the main objective of unity is the freedom, sovereignty and independence of the peoples:
“I send my hug to the brotherly people of Ecuador on the Bicentennial of the Battle of Pichincha, a feat that invites us to reflect on what we can achieve with unity; the central objective is the freedom, sovereignty and independence of our peoples. Long live Sucre!”, Wrote the head of state on Twitter, in a message to which he attached a video.
“There, 3,500 meters high, on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano and having the city of Quito as a witness, the Marshal of America, Antonio José de Sucre, defeated the Spanish army in those lands”, was an expression used by Commander Hugo Chávez that is highlighted in the published audiovisual:
«Our marshal Sucre, at the head of the destinies of Ecuador, installs the economic society in that city; he developed a positive work of progress, founding the Court of Justice of Cuenca, and in Quito, the first republican newspaper of the time”, said the also president Maduro, in the video.
The independence and anti-imperialist Battle of Pichincha, developed on May 24, 1822, on the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano, in Quito, Ecuador, was a key military episode in the Liberation Campaign of the South that was devised by the Liberator.
For the first time, together with the Venezuelans, participated forces from the future Greater Colombia such as Guayaquil, Upper Peru (today Bolivia) and Chile, which later allowed the liberation of Peru, in what constituted a great independence force against the Spanish imperialism, as refers the website of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).
“I send my hug to the brotherly people of Ecuador on the Bicentennial of the Battle of Pichincha, a feat that invites us to reflect on what we can achieve with unity; the central objective is the freedom, sovereignty and independence of our peoples. Long live Sucre!”