Guide to Próceres of Ibero-America presented in Madrid

This publication, presented today at the Casa de América, reflects the passage of these and other key figures in Latin American independence through the Spanish capital.

The guide immerses the reader in the Madrid the heroes knew and offers countless statements and curiosities about the tribute the city pays them today.

The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) and the Union of Ibero-American Capitals (UCCI) are responsible for the document.

It also includes various tributes such as statues or memorial plaques hosted by Madrid to highlight the importance of key figures in the history of Ibero-America.

The Secretary General of the OEI, Mariano Gabonero, considered that this guide is proposed “as an accompaniment for hikers to discover a diverse society, but with a common history.”

“We are a community of more than 600 million Spanish speakers worldwide, of which only six percent are Spanish; it is a sign that we share a living culture on both sides of the Atlantic,” Gabonero said.

In turn, Almudena Mailo, Secretary General of the UCCI, stressed that “the guide is an aid, it is a point of view, to understand much of our present as a region that depends on knowing the steps of some of the most important leaders in Latin America.” America. “.

Among the heroes also included in the document are, among others, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Bernardo de O'Higgins.

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