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Bolivar

The currency of Venezuela. It came into circulation in 1879. While it was originally pegged to the French franc, it has been pegged to the U.S. dollar for much of its history. Since the 1970s, it has suffered from a high rate of inflation. It is named for Simon Bolivar, the controversial revolutionary who liberated much of South America from Spain.
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Together with community leaders, CITGO and the Simon Bolivar Foundation are committed to improving the lives of the people of the South Bronx as part of the ongoing commitment to supporting the underprivileged and their surrounding environment.
The National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras, known locally as simply El Sistema, is the publicly-financed not-for-profit music education programme that produced the Venezuelan musicians, and for which the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra is primary, international flag bearer.
The Simon Bolivar medal is awarded to foreign diplomats who contribute to
Simon Bolivar is the best-known of Latin America's freedom fighters.
Cheered on by hundreds of supporters at a rally held for the signing, Chavez praised Gadhafi, comparing him to Venezuela' s most revered founding father -- 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar.
The law, approved by the largely pro-Chavez national assembly last week, orders schools to base curricula on "the Bolivarian Doctrine" - a reference to ideals espoused by 19th-century independence hero Simon Bolivar, such as national self-determination and Latin American unity.
Now two of his supporters are planning to launch a full line of action figures featuring historical figures such as South American independence heroes Simon Bolivar and Francisco de Miranda.
1 and 2 with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, returning to conduct the Philharmonic for two weeks of concerts in March and April in the New Year.
The Independence Wars in Venezuela started pre-earthquake in 1810 and lasted until 1821 with the success of Simon Bolivar and his troops over Spain at the Battle of Carabobo, located just outside of Valencia.
Look for a new terminal to open at Guayaquil, Ecuador's Simon Bolivar Airport in late July.
Marisela Granito of Simon Bolivar University in Caracas found that the addition of these bacteria to black beans cut the soluble fiber and the level of raffinose, a compound they said is known to produce the vicious emissions.
Before Evita there was Manuelita, the tempestuous mistress of Latin America's greatest hero, Simon Bolivar.