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LACOSTE, Pablo. Los "vinos de Dios" (Alegato contra la pena de muerte): Mendoza, Reino de Chile, siglo XVII. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2006, n.494, pp. 83-109. ISSN 0718-0462. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622006000200006.
Captain Juan de Puebla y Reinoso was a neighbouring land owner and member of the town council of Mendoza, capital of the province of Cuyo of the Kingdom de Chile. After being involved in a scandalous erotic relationship, Puebla was accused of the crime of rape and condemned to hanging. Presumed divine intervention lead to his pardon after which a new life began for him, marked by social, political and economic success. As a result, don Juan initiated a family of entrepreneurs that over time would achieve clear leadership in the grape and wine industry of the region that currently occupies fifth place in world production and first place in Latin American production. Don Juan's story is one of passion and scandal, together with the problems of a rigid Spanish legal system and the initiation of an industry on the southern frontier of Latin America
Palabras clave : Vinyards; death penalty; rape.