(Alonso Carrió de la Vandera)
A road inspector for the
Lima Viceroy, Concolorcorvo traveled widely in the Spanish lands of the
time. In his
Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes, he satirizes the Spanish
authorities manhandling of the colonies. His Lazarillo, besides
its obvious political objectives, had also a technical dimension, since
Concolorcorvo described the local customs of the places he visited. His
criticism of the political situation in the colonies, however, did not
prevent Concolorcorvo in engaging in a very profound European discourse.
He is worried about slow progress
in the colonies stressesing that
Indians and blacks were an obstacle for such advancement.