Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes led an army of less than 1,000 men to defeat the Aztec empire, the start of 300 years of Spanish rule over Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock

500-year-old wound ripped open as Mexico’s president asks Spain to apologise for conquest. Spain says no

  • Mexico’s president urged Spain and the Vatican to apologise for their colonial ‘abuses’
  • Spain’s rejection was immediate and blunt
Topic |   Mexico

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Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes led an army of less than 1,000 men to defeat the Aztec empire, the start of 300 years of Spanish rule over Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock
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