Mexico's President is Asking for an Apology from King Felipe VI and the Pope 500 Years After Historical Conquest
Mexico’s President is Asking for an Apology from King Felipe VI and the Pope 500 Years After Historical Conquest

Mexico’s President is Asking for an Apology from King Felipe VI and the Pope 500 Years After Historical Conquest

Trista - April 2, 2019

Mexico’s President is Asking for an Apology from King Felipe VI and the Pope 500 Years After Historical Conquest
AMLO at Zocalo in 2012. Eneas De Troya / Wikimedia Commons.

1. The Call is For Personal and Cultural Reconciliation

Maybe Amlo recognizes that the key to ending the social ills that have long plagued Mexico, such as the war on drugs, increasing crime, and poverty lies in creating a culture of peace and reconciliation. His call for an apology may be less a political maneuver than it is an attempt to make reconciliation the new trademark of Mexico and the means of bringing it into a new era.

 

Where Did We Find This Stuff? Here Are Our Sources:

“The Rise of Mexico’s Andres Lopez Obrador,” documentary. Now This World.

“The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25.” Crash Course.”

“Battle of Tenochtitlan.” Encyclopedia Britannica.

“New Spain.” Wikipedia.

“Mexican Inquisition.” Wikipedia.

“Demographics of Mexico.” Wikipedia.

“Mexico indigenous people: Pope Francis asks for forgiveness.” February 16, 2016. BBC News.

“Mexico demands apology from Spain and the Vatican over conquest.” March 26, 2019. BBC News.

“AMLO asks Spain to apologize for the conquest: Spain says definitely not.” March 25, 2019. Mexico News Daily.

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