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Re: Aztecs: Arrival of Cortes and the Conquistadors
« on: August 17, 2021, 12:26:21 am »

MEXICO CITY, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday asked the country's indigenous Mexica peoples for forgiveness for the abuses inflicted on them during the bloody 1521 Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire.
Cortes and his allies defeated the Aztec leaders and the Mexica people who lived in Tenochtitlan, which later became Mexico City. They then looted and razed the city, ushering in three centuries of Spanish domination.

"Today we remember the fall of the great Tenochtitlan and we apologize to the victims of the catastrophe caused by the Spanish military occupation of Mesoamerica and the territory of the current Mexican Republic," Lopez Obrador said.
As the anniversary approached, Lopez Obrador stepped up criticism of Spain and other European countries, including Austria, whose former ruling family, the Habsburgs, also sat at the head of a French-imposed Mexican Empire in the 1860s.

Talk is cheap. Is Obrador willing to militarily invade Spain and/or Austria and turn their territories into lebensraum for today's refugees? Will he bomb colonial-era architecture in these countries?

Last year, he pressured a Vienna museum to lend Mexico a bejeweled feather headdress, considered one of the most important pre-Hispanic artifacts.

The headdress is said to have been worn by Aztec emperor Moctezuma before he was toppled by Cortes.

Despite a visit by Lopez Obrador's wife Beatriz Gutierrez to the Austrian capital, the Mexican request was rebuffed.

So will he now militarily invade Austria to force them to return it and everything else in their museums which they stole from their victims all over the world during the colonial era?