Latin America: The Liberator

Throughout Mexico trains ground to a halt. Railroad men had stopped work to pay tribute to Simón Bolívar, the Liberator.

In Manhattan, 128 white-uniformed Venezuelan naval cadets marched from the transport Cabana to the statue of Bolívar in Central Park. They heard Dr. Pedro de Alba, Mexican Ambassador to Chile and former assistant director of the Pan American Union, declare that Bolívar's spirit now lives in the 55-nation Assembly of the United Nations. It was July 24, the 164th birthday of the man for whom a country and a dozen towns* have been named.

Founding Father. The workers in Mexico, the speaker in...

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