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Diary of Bucaramanga takes place in 1828 amid the conflicts surrounding the consolidation of independence in South America. Bolívar, accompanied by his political advisers, is in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga awaiting news of developments at the Ocaña Convention, which is expected to generate a constitution for Colombia. In dramatic days marked by intrigue and treachery at the hands of General Francisco de Paula Santander, the future of Grán Colombia is decided as Bolívar recalls key moments in his life. The film is based on a 19th century novel by Luís Perú de Lacroix, a French general who fought in the army of Napoleon I and then joined Bolívar’s army in 1823.