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Portela, Juan. Juan Portela was a bandit in the Sierra Morena mountains in the 16th century who became a folk hero. He appeared as the hero of the Spanish dime novel Juan Portela #1-9 (1931?).

The fictional Juan Portela is a Gentleman Bandit portrayed in a sympathetic fashion, a distance removed from the historical Portela.

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