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by Jens Pattke, 8 August 2003
The Flag of Municipio Jáuregui (capital: La Grita), Táchira
can be seen at <www.funtha.gov.ve>.
Pablo Acosta Rios, 12 May 2002
The flag as it appears on the website. Not quite sure
about the officiality of the presence of the white thin line
between the red and black bands. Also the flag appears to be 1:2,
but the original drawing is a waving flag.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 14 May 2002
Flag of Jáuregui Municipality of Táchira State - Attributes
and Semiology: Consists in a field with approximate ratio
1:2; this is, two squares of length divided in two equal
horizontal stripes: red (superior) and black (inferior). The red
stripe symbolizes the blood spilled by the soldiers in the fight
for the freedom whilst the black one alludes to to the mourning
and pain by the friends died in the different wars.
Historical Synthesis: Don Dionicio de Contreras and Don Matías Márquez begin to use this Flag on year 1779, when taking place the first freedom shout in La Grita, called "Joint Holders City". This shout is defined as a social movement with political projections and economic bases. It was called Joint Holders Revolution because it was done by the Common of the people. The Joint Holder Shout was a precursory revolutionary movement previous to the independent wars: a protest which arises in La Grita to the shout of "Long life to the King and die to the badly Government": phrase that later was the flashing motto of the Joint Holders Revolution, fact that takes place two years before finding echo in Socorro. For that reason it doesnt exist any doubt about the Venezuelan Joint Holders primacy.
Source: Web Site Jauregui Municipality Mayor Office, <www.funtha.gov.ve>
Raul Orta, 30 September 2004
Based on <www.funtha.gov.ve>
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 14 May 2002