Simón Bolivar’s sword hits the streets of Bogota during the adornment of Gustavo Petro on Sunday as President of Colombia and Francia Marquez as Vice President.
Although the sword is not an official item, it is inand a greater symbolic burden for Colombians and Latin American peoples Generally because of the long history that comes with it.
is about symbol of independence, anti-colonial – So Felipe VI did not rise – because it was one of the weapons used during the wars for the independence of Venezuela, Bolivia and Colombia.
This sword, in particular, points its name to Simon Bolivar, who devoted his life to the cause of freedom in Latin America.
Therefore its importance is not only due to its historical heritage. The sword that Bolivar has used to this day is a powerful symbol not only for the Colombian people, but also for himself. gustavo petrowhat He belonged to the ranks of the guerrilla group Movimiento 19 de Abril (M-19).
January 17 1974 The same guerrilla stole the sword of Quinta de Bolivar, inspired by the theft of 33 Oriental flags stolen by the Tupamaros in Uruguay. The theft of this symbol was the first action of the guerrilla movement and remained in his possession till 1990.
After the signing of a peace deal in 1990, the sword was returned to the Colombian government of then-President Virgilio Barco. It has since been deposited in a glass urn at the Casa di Narino, the executive’s headquarters.
After the investment was made, Petro rescinded former President Ivan Duque’s order not to leave the sword for the ceremony due to perceived security risks.
During the ceremony, Petro said, “This sword represents so much to us.”who also insisted that it is the “sword of the people” and therefore it was important to keep it during the ceremony.