For this discussion board, you are to do some additional research on Simón Bolív


For this discussion board, you are to do some additional research on Simón Bolívar, who is featured in the Algo sobre..paragraph on page 338 of your textbook and whose biography is summarized in textbook exercise E, Paso 1. La historia afectiva de Simón Bolívar, on page 339. A leader in the South American independence movement, he has been called “El Libertador” and the “George Washington of South America” and is considered by some to be both a statesman and a controversial figure. What do you find interesting about his life? Be sure to cite your sources. In his novel, El general en su laberinto (The General in His Labyrinth), Colombian Nobel prizewinner Gabriel García Márquez, gives us a fictionalized account of Bolívar’s last days. The novel caused a stir when it was published in Latin America because many considered it to be unflattering to this historical figure. Is that necessarily a bad thing? How do you feel when you hear unflattering remarks about the Founding Fathers of the United States?


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