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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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Last year, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra was granted Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, given annually by the Principal Foundation of Asturias in Spain.
"In 2003 when I was on tour with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, we had a concert date at the Philharmonie in Berlin.
It was planned to use that stolen military vehicle to cross the Simon Bolivar Bridge, hitting all pedestrians along the way and trampling them to death, and then blaming the National Guard and the government of Nicolas Maduro", the minister said at a press conference in Caracas, RIA Novosti reported.
He is the national hero of Venezuela, and when their government was working towards change through music in areas of social deprivation, the Simon Bolivar Orchestra was born.
A video emerged Wednesday showing Henry Ramos Allup, the newly sworn-in National Assembly president, demanding the removal of the portraits of Chavez and liberator Simon Bolivar.