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by Raul Orta, 1 April 2004
The following is a note of press appeared on May 31st, 2003 in
the page of Globovisión - A Exclusive News Venezuelan TV Channel
-, about the flag of the Mirandian Municipality of Baruta:
"Baruta instituted as official symbol of the Municipality a flag created by a girl of thirteen years old, winner of the contest "A Flag for my Municipality". The flag which completes the three official municipality symbols, was hoisted on El Cristo Square in the center of Baruta with the presence of the State and Municipality authorities. Yoana Carolina Martinez, winner of the contest, explained the symbollogy of the flag: "the blue stripe represents the small rivers and lakes of Baruta; the yellow one is the gold that was obtained in San Ignacio river and the green stripe is all the vegetation that has the Municipality; the coffee plant crown that has the emblem on the center represents the cultivation of coffee in the ancient estate of Baruta; the sun is the birth of a new municipality; the green rays are the faith and the hope, the yellows ones are the prosperity and wealth, and the blue rays represents the freedom and the peace which everybody wants for our municipality and for all Venezuela. During the act also was made a tribute to Innocent Carreño musician author of the anthem of the municipality granting to him the Order Municipality of Baruta. In the contest "A Flag for my Municipality", organized by the Commission of Culture and Sports of the Municipal Council, participated public and private schools of the municipality. A jury conformed by personalities of the municipality chose between 44 flags the one conceived by Yoana. Secondly were the children of the Municipal School Barbaro Rivas who the last year were promoters of the project".
For the proposals see <www.baruta.gov.ve>. Capital: Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
Pablo Acosta Ríos (translated by Raul Orta), 7 August 2003