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Iberoamerican Patriots guidebook presented in Madrid

Madrid, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Figures of Iberoamerican liberation struggles such as Simón Bolívar, José Martí or José de San Martín, once lived in Madrid, something that is now included in the guide Patriots of Iberoamérica.

Presented today at Casa de America, the publication reflects the passage of these and other essential personalities of Latin American independence through the Spanish capital.

The guide immerses the reader in the Madrid that the heroes knew and offers countless facts and curiosities about the tributes that the city pays to them nowadays.

The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) and the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities (UCCI) are in charge of the document.

It also includes the different tributes such as statues or commemorative plaques that Madrid hosts to highlight the relevance of essential figures in the history of Ibero-America.

The secretary general of the OEI, Mariano Jabonero, considered that this guide is intended “as an accompaniment for visitors to discover a diverse community, but with a common history”.

“We are a community of more than 600 million Spanish speakers around the world in which Spanish speakers represent only six percent; a sign that we share a living culture on both sides of the Atlantic,” Jabonero said. In her turn, Almudena Maíllo, secretary general of UCCI, pointed out that “the guide is a help, a point of view, to understand much of our present as a region, starting from knowing the steps of some of the most important Latin American references”.

Among the heroes included in the document are Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Bernardo de O’Higgins.