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Blasco Nunez Vela

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Blasco Nunez Vela was the first Spanish viceroy of Peru, from May 15, 1544 to January 18, 1546. He was charged by King Charles I with the enforcement of the controversial New Laws, which dealt with the failure of the encomienda system to protect the Indigenous people of America from the rapacity of the conquistadors and their descendants.

Origins

Nunez Vela was a native of Avila, born into an ancient and noble family. He was knight of the Order of Santiago and corregidor of Malaga and Cuenca, Spain, and devoted to the service of the king. One of his brothers ...

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