Mexico's President Wants Spain And The Pope To Apologize For Actions During The Conquest 500 Years Ago

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (left) and The Conquest of Tenochtitlan © Reuters/Edgard Garrido, © Wikipedia

DW: Mexico asks Pope Francis and Spanish king to apologize for colonialism

Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador told the Spanish king and the Vatican that "wounds are still open" from the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521. The Spanish government was not amused.

Spanish King Felipe VI and Pope Francis should apologize for the 16th-century conquest of Mexico, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday.

The populist leftist Mexican president has sought to cast himself as a champion of Mexico's indigenous peoples and, until now, he had cultivated cordial relations with both Spain and the Vatican.

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WNU Editor: Spain has already responded .... Spain hits back at Mexico in row over colonial rights abuses (The Guardian). More here .... Spanish politicians call Mexican president letter an 'offense' (Reuters). What's my take. 98 percent of Mexicans have some combination of indigenous, European and African ancestry. They are who they are because of what happened 500 years ago. So why is it important for Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador to bring it up now? Why the victim-hood? Are the people in Mexico resentful of who they are? Your guess on what is happening is as good as mine.

More News On Mexico's President Wanting Spain And The Pope To Apologize For Actions During The Conquest 500 Years Ago

Mexico president asks Spain, Pope to apologize for conquest -- FOX News/AP
Mexican president says Spain should ask forgiveness for crimes against indigenous Mexicans -- NBC
Mexico asks Spain to apologize for 'abuses' committed during colonialism -- The Hill
Mexican president asks Spain to apologize for actions during conquest -- Reuters
Mexican president demands apology from Spanish King, Pope Francis for 16th century conquests -- RT

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