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Friday, December 3, 2010

Bicentenary of the Independence of Latin America and Caribbean - new French stamp

France has issued a stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Independence of Latin America and the Caribbean.

In the XIXth century with the decline of colonial empires and the spread of the French Revolution ideas, struggles for independence have emerged throughout Latin America. In 2010, France joined all the countries of Latin America and Caribbean to celebrate the movement towards independence through public demonstrations.

The graphics of the stamp is based on the light beams, symbolizing the winds of freedom blowing in these countries. The bright colors remind of the countries' emblematic flags.