Simon Bolivar - a Latin American Hero

by Read Listen Learn · History · Intermediate

Many countries are called by the names of the people living there, but there are very few that have the name of a political hero. Bolivia is one that does. Why did a country call itself after a man who was not even born there? The truth is that Simon Bolivar was a freedom fighter of enormous importance – he warred against the Spanish and freed much of Latin America from their rule. This is his story (930 words).

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