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Based on the life and many loves (it is a telenovela, after all) of Venezuelan liberator Simón Bolívar, Bolívar the series gives you an entertaining depiction of one of the most important figures in world history. During his time, Bolívar liberated six countries (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Panama) from Spanish rule, as a privileged light-skinned opposed slavery (even though he owned them—uggh) and became the face of liberty in most of South America.

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From the Watercooler:

In a time when the voices of Black and Brown people are paramount, Bolívar reminds us that after turmoil and revolution change will come—even if it means not all of us will survive. Read More

From John Serba at Decider:

The epaulettes are too magnificent to not give Bolivar another few episodes. Full Review

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