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The greatness of Sucre

Antonio José de Sucre is one of the greatest military geniuses in the history of humanity. At 22 he was a brigadier general, at 24 a division general and at 29 a Grand Marshal. He participated in 37 war encounters, 12 battles, 18 combats and 7 sieges, 22 in Venezuela, 6 in Ecuador, 5 in New Granada and 4 in Peru. On August 6, 1825, he created Bolivia and in August 1828 he resigned his life Presidency. He distributed the 28 thousand pesos that the Bolivian Congress donated to him among the poor, orphans and widows of the victory of Ayacucho.

On April 18, 1828, Sucre was wounded in a riot in Chuquisaca. Simón Rodríguez says about this: “The victor of Ayacucho, and founder of order in Bolivia, was seriously injured in a mutiny that arose among his troops, the subjects he most distinguished during his government in Chuquisaca. They put him in his bed. The soldiers who were guarding him and the promoters of the attack insulted him, and, without the slightest consideration, they expelled him from the country."

On June 4, 1830, in the La Jacoba sector, El Cabuyal, Berruecos mountain, near Pasto, current department of Nariño, Antonio José de Sucre was murdered. When Bolívar found out, he exclaimed: “he, exalted God, has shed the blood of innocent Abel… They have killed him because he was my successor.” A geopolitical author: Andrew Jackson, president of the United States, genocidal of the Seminole people in Florida. Two intellectual authors: Francisco de Paula Santander and José María Obando. Three accomplices: José Erazo, Antonio Mariano Álvarez and Fidel Torres. An indirect murderer: New Granada colonel Juan Gregorio Sarría.

Four direct assassins: the Peruvian reservist soldiers Andrés Rodríguez and Juan Cuzco and the Tolimense Juan Gregorio Rodríguez, employed as pawns of José Erazo, commanded by the Venezuelan colonel Apolinar Morillo who is the one who shoots at Sucre's chest. The three reservists were poisoned a few days later so that they would not report the details of the event.

After the dismemberment of the Republic of Colombia, the intellectual authors of the assassination: José María Obando and Francisco de Paula Santander are awarded the presidency of the Republic of New Granada, the first assuming the highest office from November 23, 1831 to November 10 March 1832, and from April 1, 1853 to April 17, 1854, and the second between March 10, 1832 and April 1, 1837.

The greatness of Sucre is reflected in the lyrics of this Margarita polo of his authorship: “I do not want power, wealth or victory for myself. I sacrifice my glory for the glory of the country. I have never had more pleasant feelings than remembering my childhood. “Longing for peace with hope and Cumaná, land of my birth.”

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