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Barranca Yaco

Barranca de Yaco or Barranca Yaco (from the the Spanish barranca (ravine) and the Quechua yaku (water))Zarate, Armando (1985). Facundo Quiroga, Barranca Yaco: juicios y testimonios. Coleccion Politica e historia. Plus Ultra, p. 19 is a geographical feature along the ancient camino real (royal road) of the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata,Carrasco Quintana, Martin (2004). Como se mata a un caudillo: papeles de Barranca Yaco. El Calafate, p. 88. ISBN 9871038011 located between Villa Tulumba and Sinsacate, in the province of Cordoba, Argentina.Bigongiari, Diego (1991). A Guide to highways, villages, towns and roads: Argentina. Pirelli Argentina, 81. ISBN 9509953903

The place is famous because General Juan Facundo Quiroga, Governor and caudillo of La Rioja, was assassinated there by a gang led by Santos Perez, on 16 February 1835.Levene, Ricardo (1963). A history of Argentina. Russell & Russell, p. 409 Santos Perez along with the former Governor of Cordoba Jose Vicente Reinafe and two of his brothers were judged and hanged for this crime in 1837.Lynch, John (1981). Argentine dictator: Juan Manuel De Rosas, 1829-1852. Clarendon, p. 225. ISBN 0198211295 Since 2009 there is a memorial square that remembers Quiroga and those killed with him. Inauguran asfalto y monumento en Barranca Yaco. La Voz newspaper, 14 February 2009

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