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Jaime de Zudanez

Jaime de Zudanez was a Bolivian politician and hero of the independence of three countries in South America.

Zudanez was born in the city of La Plata, Chuquisaca, in present day Bolivia. He graduated as a lawyer in 1792, and continued his studies at the Academia Carolina, where he obtained a graduate degree in 1795 and was appointed Public Defender of Indigents. He was central to the independence movement that started in Chuquisaca on May 25, 1809, when after being arrested on suspicions of conspiracy, he publicly cried for help while being conducted to jail. A mob responded by taking over the city and capturing the authorities.

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