That’s all the Spanish nationalists needed. Mexican president demands apology for colonial history.
The Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan on an engraving by Trichon Photo: imago/Leemage
In a video posted on social media, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador calls on Spain and the Vatican to apologize for forcibly colonizing the former land of the Aztecs and Mayans nearly 500 years ago. Lopez Obrador had himself filmed symbolically in front of Mayan ruins. "The so-called conquest was done with the sword and the cross," explained the leftist politician, who has sent a letter to Spain’s King Felipe VI and Pope Francis.