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Scientists examine remains of independence hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas

07-19-2010 08:42 BJT

A CNN video grab shows scientists examine the remains of independence hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas July 17, 2010. Venezuela exhumed the remains of 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar Friday and will test them to see if he was poisoned by enemies in Colombia. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rejects the traditional account that Bolivar, a brilliant Venezuelan military tactician who freed much of South America from centuries of Spanish rule, died of tuberculosis in Colombia in 1830. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
A CNN video grab shows scientists examine the remains of independence hero
Simon Bolivar in Caracas July 17, 2010. Venezuela exhumed the remains of 
19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar Friday and will test them to 
see if he was poisoned by enemies in Colombia. Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez rejects the traditional account that Bolivar, a brilliant Venezuelan
military tactician who freed much of South America from centuries of 
Spanish rule, died of tuberculosis in Colombia in 1830. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)


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