The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López ObradorHe insisted this Friday to the King of Spain and Pope Francis to apologize for the grievances of the Conquest against the original peoples.
«I don't stop asking the King of Spain and Pope Francis who, with humility, also apologizes for the abuses that were committed during the conquest and colonial domination, ”López Obrador said in a dialogue with indigenous peoples in the town of Tekax, the Mexican state of Yucatán.
The Mexican president said the petition «it's no offense»But a process of reconciliation so that Mexico and Spain see« towards the future as brothers ».
The proposal of the president of Mexico was given in the framework of the celebration of the 500 years of the meeting between the Mexican emperor Moctezuma and the conqueror Hernan Cortes, the first contact between the Mexican people and the Spaniards, which occurred on November 8, 1519. In addition, López Obrador undertook to ask sorry to the Mayan and Yaqui indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by the Mexican State after the independence of the country, 200 years ago.
Last March, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, led to a cooling in relations with Spain when he sent a letter apologizing to the King Philip VI and to Pope Francis for the Conquest.
The president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, said then that López Obrador breached "the forms" by making public the letter in which he apologized to Spain, but said that the relationship with the country is "above" of the Mexican president.
At the beginning of October, López Obrador reiterated the need for Spain and the Catholic Church to apologize for the abuses committed during the conquest.
«I sent some letters for this purpose and there was a lot of controversy. We are not touching this issue now; does not mean we forget, because we consider that they are moments for reconciliation and that forgiveness must be requested for the abuses committed during the invasion, the conquest, ”said the president in the National Palace, on October 11.