venezuela in history


We’re spotlighting Tribeca selections about LGBT subjects everyday of LGBT Pride Month. Seek these films out. Watch them. And discover a future favorite.

Today’s selection is Mariana Rondón’s Bad Hair from 2013. Rarely has proto-queer adolescence been rendered with as much grit and sensitivity as this Venezuelan keeper, one of the decade’s very best and most underrated films.


“Those that we ignore, those we leave behind, those that we forget.”

Todas las fotos de este set son de la llamada “Madre de las Protestas”, realizada el día 19 de abril de 2017.

“Quizá hubo silencio por un tiempo, sin dejar muy claro el por qué de toda esta lucha. Esta lucha sí es por nuestros jóvenes, esta lucha sí es por los estudiantes, esta lucha sí es por los que han sido reprimidos, esta lucha sí es por los que están encarcelados pero esta lucha, hermanas y hermanos, es por todo el pueblo de Venezuela, que hoy está sufriendo; que está sufriendo colas, está sufriendo escasez, los jóvenes no tienen empleos, no tienen futuro por un modelo equivocado, por un modelo que nos han implementado, que es exportado de otro países, que no se parece al Bravo Pueblo de Venezuela y que nosotros juntos, hermanas y hermanos, tenemos que estar claros, que tenemos que construir una salida a este desastre. Esa salida, hermanas y hermanos, tiene que ser pacífica, tiene que ser dentro de la constitución pero también tiene que ser en la calle porque ya no nos quedan en Venezuela los medios libres para poder expresarnos, si los medios callan, que hable la calle (…) Quiero decirles que estos días tuve mucho tiempo de pensar, analizar, de escuchar radio, ver televisión, leer lo que no había leído en algún tiempo, hablar con mi familia y las opciones que tenía eran irme del país y yo no me voy a ir de Venezuela nunca. (…) Yo les pido que sigamos en esta lucha, que no dejemos la calle, que asumamos nuestro derecho a la protesta pero que lo hagamos en paz sin violencia. Yo pido que nosotros, que todos los venezolanos que estamos acá, que queremos el cambio, que nos instruyamos, que nos formemos, que nos organicemos y que ejecutemos la protesta no violenta y la protesta de masas, de voluntades, de almas y de corazones que quieren cambiar pero sin dañar al prójimo. Yo les pido que no perdamos la fe y (…) En nombre de todos los niños de Venezuela, yo les juro que vamos a vencer y que muy pronto tendremos una Venezuela libre y democrática. Que Dios los bendiga” Leopoldo López minutos antes de entregarse a la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana, 18 de febrero de 2014.

ID #45468

Name: Roberto
Age: 24
Country: Venezuela

Well, right here says: Tell us about yourself, so, here I go. I’m a young male of 24 years that lives in a really messed up country called Venezuela, I live on Falcon, more specific in Punto Fijo (look for it on Google maps, it’s the head of Venezuela nearby Aruba :)); I study the last year of medschool, and I want to be a Cardiologist or an Orthopedist! :3. Also, I love to read history and science articles, I like to write, and although I speak fluent english, I rather prefer to write in spanish :3. I love metal and rock and (almost) everything about it, incluiding baroque music, jazz and Lana Del Rey :). Oh, btw, I’m straight x).

Preferences: Well, this place is for preferences… So, in that case: +18, I’m a talkative guy and I can listen or read too :).



This was the argument that the BBC chose to Simon Bolivar as the most prominent 19th century American.

“With only 47 years old fought 472 battles being defeated only 6 times, participated in 79 major battles, with great risk of death in 25 of them. 

Freed 6 Nations, rode 123,000 miles, more than sailed by Columbus and Vasco de Gama combined. 

He was Head of State of 5 nations, he rode with the torch of freedom linear distance of 6,500 kilometers, is about half that distance back to earth. 

He ran 10 times Hannibal, Napoleon 3 times, and twice as Alexander the Great. 

His ideas of freedom were written in 2632 92 proclamations and letters. The amazing thing was that many of them were issued simultaneously in different languages ​​and different secretaries. 

The army commanded never conquered … Only liberated. ”

Ok so my history crush is Francisco de Miranda (March 28, 1750 – July 14, 1816). He’s from Venezuela but he fought in three major historical and political movements of his time: the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution and the Spanish American wars of independence. You can even catch his name on the  Arc de Triomphe because he fought with Napoleon and was homies with George Washintong, he has a state with his name on it, his face appears in many currency, plus Miranda was the first person to raise the Venezuela flag and declare independence for his country. He truly was a mind that focused on the freedom of the colonies but was sadly declared traitor and died as such but people later would remember him as one of the greatest man birthed by Venezuela.

Josefa Joaquina Sánchez (1765-1813)

Art by Taneisha (tumblr)

Josefa and her husband José María España were involved in La Conspiración de Gual y España, the first attempt to establish Venezuela as an independent country.  During this period, Joesfa sewed the first Venezuelan flag.  She also transcribed documents for the revolutionaries.

Josefa, José María, and the other conspirators were unsuccessful in their attempts to overthrow Spanish colonialism.  José María was killed and Josefa was imprisoned for eight years.  Josefa was released from prison in 1808 and banished to Cumaná with her nine children.  Despite Josefa’s pleading, her children were denied the right to attend university.  Josefa died before Venezuela achieved independence.   


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Chavez: Inside the Coup

“If you have questions about Venezuela, watch this incredible documentary about the last CIA/right wing coup.” - I.S. Horst

2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. A television crew from Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ happened to be recording a documentary about Chávez during the events of April 11, 2002. Shifting focus, they followed the events as they occurred. During their filming, the crew recorded images of the events that they say contradict explanations given by Chávez’s opposition, the private media, the US State Department, and then White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. The documentary says that the coup was the result of a conspiracy between various old guard and anti-Chávez factions within Venezuela and the United States.