Venezuela celebrates its Independence Anniversary

The Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States congratulates the member state of Venezuela as its people and government celebrate the anniversary of its independence. Today Venezuela celebrates 211 years since the signing of the Act of Independence on July 5, 1811.

Venezuela is a founding member of the ACS and currently chairs the Special Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction. Venezuela is part of the subgroup of the ACS Group of Three, which also includes Mexico and Colombia.

About the ACS

The Association of Caribbean States is the organization for consultation, cooperation and concerted action in trade, transport, sustainable tourism and natural disasters in the Greater Caribbean. Its Member States are Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. Its Associate Members are Aruba, Curacao, (France on behalf of French Guiana, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin ), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Sint Maarten, (The Netherlands on behalf of Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius ), Turks and Caicos.