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Aug 3, 2023

Policarpa Salavarrieta aka La Pola was no ordinary woman. Born in Guadas, New Granada (modern-day Colombia) in the late 18th century, she was destined to become a symbol of courage and determination in the struggle for liberty. As Colombia sought to break free from Spanish colonial rule, she became a key figure in the resistance movement.

We take you through the various stages of La Pola's life: her humble beginnings, her passion for education, and her involvement in the early independence movements. Follow her clandestine activities, as she acted as a spy and risked her life to gather crucial intelligence for the revolutionary forces.

But La Pola's story is not just one of heroism; it is also a tale of sacrifice and tragedy. As we recount her unwavering commitment to the cause, we also explore the heart-wrenching events that led to her capture and eventual execution by the Spanish authorities. Her martyrdom became a rallying point for the revolutionaries, fueling their determination to continue the fight for freedom.

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