South America has a fair number of equestrian statues. I counted almost 100 of them, more than 75 per cent of these portraying heroes of the wars of independence. Every town with some self-respect has (at least a replica of) a statue of Simón Bolívar, José de San Martin, Bernardo O’Higgins or Antonio José de Sucre. Venezuela and Argentine have ‘exported’ a number of statues of Simón Bolívar and José de San Martin, as a token of friendship between their countries and the countries visited by their presidents.