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Why the 2010 Quetzal Jubilee?

The year 2010 is a very special one for the history of Latin America. It marks the bicentennial of the independence of Latin America (1810). The Resplendent Quetzal (subspecies Pharomachrus Mocinno Mocinno & Pharomachus Mocinno costarricenses) is an important emblem for that independence because it has been associated with freedom for thousands of years, incarnates the beauty of the ancient Mesoamerican world, and is a key identity symbol for the Republic of Guatemala and for the Indígena Liberation Movement.