Mexico president asks Spain, Pope to apologize for conquest

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  • Sequoya Stafford, VA
    March 26, 2019 10:27 a.m.

    Maybe the Aztecs and Incas should apologize to the peoples they conquered; and to all those whose hearts were ripped out in sacrifice to their gods.

    Also, maybe we should get an apology from the Italian government for the depredations of the Romans, and slavery reparations too-- wit interest --could be good for retirement.
    Long Live the legacy of Queen Boudica !!!

  • Onion Daze Payson, UT
    March 26, 2019 8:43 a.m.

    The crimes of groups of humans against other groups of humans comes close to the definition of "infinity".

    President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is naturally most concerned with the Mexican experience. The Spanish do not have a monopoly on exceedingly bad behavior in other peoples countries.

    Perhaps Mongolia should also apologize to the following countries: Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Iraq, India, China, Japan, etc. Just like the Spanish, the Mongols used the horse very effectively to spread death and heartbreak to millions.

    The Bantu expansion in central and southern Africa is another example--no horses involved there. They did not expand into vast areas devoid of other human beings. Perhaps an apology should be made by the countries of central and southern Africa to the few thousand Khoisan people still living today.

    The Russians expanded to the east into about 4 million square miles of taiga forest. Few people living there, but plenty of tears.

    Enough examples.

    The Spanish and Europeans do not have a monopoly on bad behavior in other peoples countries. The European experience is generally more recent and much better documented.

  • dogbreath Francis, UT
    March 26, 2019 7:29 a.m.

    Oh Andres, get real. That's part of the history that made Mexico what it is today. If you're really intent on shedding your shared history with Spain perhaps you should quit speaking spanish and start speaking Nahuatl, Maya, or Mixtec. Do you think I'm going to apologize for my scandinavian ancestors invading Albion? No way. It's time to embrace who you are and what you are. Mexico's a great country when it wants to be.