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The facts: La Pola was a woman who lived during Colombia’s independence movement which started in 1810. But during that time violence between opposing sides on the same side (a period called “La Patria Boba”) made Spain reconquer New Granada (which was the name for modern day Colombia). That is when Policarpa Salvarietta (or La Pola) worked as a seamstress to spy for and coordinate the movement. She later got executed by the Spanish in 1817.

Learn more about her:

https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/salavarrieta-policarpa-1795-1817

Opinion: It is amazing in my opinion how she basically stood up for what she believed in at a time when things were out of control and to show that kind of manly bravery? That is amazing.

Videos about her:

RCN (Colombian TV) made a telenovela about her in 2010 which won widespread views; here is the intro video:

https://vimeo.com/86234108

Here is the info and basic plot:

https://ventasint.canalrcn.com/en/programas/series/la-pola/1681

Colombian Tv also made this video for kids about her (in Spanish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ9OU4z0mEw