Source: Decreto del Gobierno de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has signed an executive decree changing the name of the Columbus Day public holiday in Venezuela, from "Día de la Raza" (day of the race, or day of being Hispanic) to "Día de la Resistencia Indígena" (day of the indigenous/native resistance).
As per the aforementioned Presidential Decree Nº 2028 of October 10, 2002, October 12th is instituted as the Day of Indigenous Resistance, in a gesture of recognition of the struggle and culture of the indigenous peoples of the American continent.
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