Núñez Vela, Blasco

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Núñez Vela, Blasco

Núñez Vela, Blasco (bläˈskō no͞oˈnyās vāˈlä), d. 1546, first viceroy of Peru (1544–46). Sent to replace Vaca de Castro and to enforce the New Laws of Bartolomé de Las Casas, he had a violent, short career. He antagonized all in command and either ordered a murder or committed it himself. He was arrested and put on a ship for Spain, but landed at Tumbez, was defeated by Gonzalo Pizarro, and was executed.
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