The citizens of Bolivia today celebrated their 186th anniversary of their independence.
US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking in Washington, DC, extended the congratulations of President Obama and the people of the United States, to the people of Bolivia on their National Day.
Ms. Clinton stated that both two countries share a rich diversity among their peoples and they are united in their pursuit for lasting equality. She added that Bolivia and the United States are committed to independence and liberty. Both countries are working to promote democracy, human rights, and prosperity throughout the hemisphere and the world.
“As you celebrate this special day and honor your history, know that the United States stands with you. I look forward to strengthening and deepening this partnership for the benefit of both our people.” -Ms. Clinton
Bolivian culture has been mainly influenced by the Quechua, the Aymara, and by the popular cultures of Latin America as a whole.