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Ayacucho

city in Peru, site of decisive battle of wars of independence in 1824, formerly called Huamanga.

Fishburn and Hughes: "A decisive battle fought on 9 December 1824 in the Peruvian Sierra, half-way between Lima and Cuzco, in which the Peruvian forces led by José Sucre defeated the royalist army of Spain. This victory finally established the independence of Peru after three centuries of Spanish colonial rule." (20)

Borges Index: 
Historia del tango, Evaristo Carriego, OC, 162. La poesía gauchesca, Discusión, OC, 191. Martín Fierro, El hacedor, OC, 797. La señora mayor, El informe de Brodie, OC, 1048. El gaucho Martín Fierro, El "Martín Fierro", OCC, 530. Primera conferencia, TANGO, 21. Los tres gauchos orientales, TR2, 29. Encuentro con Borges, TR3, 339.