The fabulous virtues of the Indians added to the horror of the Hispanic atrocities: "And to these meek sheep and of the qualities mentioned by their Maker and Creator thus endowed, the Spaniards came
Vladimir Cerrón, the ‘Stalin’ of Peruvian communism, creates a government of pro-terrorists and former Marxist guerrillasElena Berberana2021-09-19T01:13:57+00:00
Former congressman César Combina denounces Pedro Castillo's party, Perú Libre, as "a criminal organisation". The real leader of Perú Libre, Vladimir Cerrón Rojas, an avowed Marxist-Leninist, is behind the appointment of new
The worst terrorist organisation the Americas have ever known murdered tens of thousands of Peruvians in the last 20 years of the 20th century. Mario Vargas Llosa would never have written Conversation in
All of Peru's ills are due, according to Don Pedro's inward-looking vision, to the three centuries of domination by the Spanish crown. "Under the brim of his hat - Chotano, to be
Pedro Castillo revives hatred of Spain to disarticulate Peruvian identity and please Bolivarian communismRodrigo Saldarriaga2021-09-19T01:37:04+00:00
Pedro Castillo has revived the old hatred of Spain in his inaugural speech as Peru's new president by blaming "the men of Castile" for all the ills suffered by the Andean country, in contrast
On the day of 19 July 1808, one of the most important open field clashes in Spanish history took place: the Battle of Bailén. Taking advantage of the 213th anniversary of the start of
London grew fat on the profits of an increasingly famished India, while Madrid, rather than growing, fell back in comparison with the economic and cultural splendour achieved by Lima or Mexico. Comparisons between
Cuba is an expression of the crisis that the countries most committed to the agenda of the Sao Paulo Forum are suffering. LLast weekend thousands of Cubans took to the streets peacefully with
On 15 January 2019, HM King Felipe VI presided over the inauguration of the Murcia Region International Airport, also known as Corvera Airport. However, the event had been marked by controversy since July 2017,
Pasto was a mestizo town in present-day Colombia that in the war of emancipation tenaciously opposed Bolivar's revolution; they were loyal subjects of the King. Thus, under the orders of Agustín Agualongo, they fought
The memory of the Black Christmas massacre remains in the lands of Pasto. Attacks on statues and other symbols of the Spanish presence in the Americas are once again taking place, most
The people must know their history I don't know what is pushing us into the abyss, but everything is loaded with a supreme ignorance, as well as a tremendous manipulation, which always seeks political
A digital archive that rescues and disseminates the biographies of those who brought European culture to what is now the United States. This initiative, under the name of La Florida, rescues documents from
Festivals and customs Popular festivals that draw on the most ancestral tradition, that are based on events that took place or romantic legends to feed stories and passions. Customs that go back a long
The truth is that two decades after useless "talks" between the regime and the opposition, the big loser has been the country, while chavismo has strengthened itself by gaining time, which is really the
The language of sculpture The famous Renaissance artist, Michelangelo Buonarrotti, on finishing his most realistic work, Moses, looking at it carefully and overwhelmed by the expression on his imposing and magnificent face, struck him
On 10 August 1859, a group of hotheads attacked a small marble tree near the city. The incident was used to start a conflict that, according to experts, united the whole of Spanish society.
90 years on from the mass burning of churches in the Second Republic: the madness that Azaña refused to stopManuel P. Villatoro2022-06-12T21:03:47+00:00
On 11 May 1931, a torrent of anti-clerical violence broke out in the capital, leading to the burning of convents. The government, on the ropes, was forced to bring the army into the streets
The Spanish and the Indians were allies many more times than is generally believed. Without the American Indians, the Spanish would never have imposed themselves on the great cultures existing in the
The Battle of Cerignola, the beginning of Spanish hegemony on the battlefields thanks to the Gran CapitánDario Madrid2021-09-19T23:49:37+00:00
It was 518 years ago today, 28 April 1503, that the Battle of Cerignola took place between the Gran Capitán's army and the French under Luis de Armagnac, who was killed in the battle.
In order to fight against the Black Legend that so persecutes the hHistory of Spain, there is a very useful weapon, and that is the study of the events that took place, and their
A great story Spain's history is vast and grandiose, but how was it possible for it to achieve all that it did, especially when it had a small territory and a small population? How
And they wanted to conquer it in 4 hours… the humiliating English defeat of the Spanish Empire at Las PalmasManuel P. Villatoro2021-09-19T23:50:09+00:00
In 1595, the English corsair swooped on the city with the aim of plundering the Spaniards; he was scalded. The other day I was, how naive me, browsing through a well-known series platform
The centre was the only political sector for which democracy and the Republic were ends in themselves, as a constitutional legal system and not as a system of radical reformist, social or cultural objectives.
Thomas Cavendish (1555-1592) was from a wealthy noble family in England, but due to his adventurous and playboyish character he lost all his inheritance. In his eagerness to recover wealth, he obtained a privateer's licence
The victory of the left wing parties prior to the Spanish Civil War was not so; this is the story of an electoral fraud that eventually sent Spain into three years of war.
Gabriel de Castilla was a Spanish navigator and explorer born in Palencia between 1570 and 1577. His parents were Alonso de Cárdenas y Castilla and Leonor de la Mata. When he was still very
This 15 March marks the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Spanish Society of Natural History (SEHN), which, by Royal Decree of 3 July 1903, was conferred the title of "Royal" (RSEHN). It is
Se encontró con la etiqueta "vale muy poco", para uso contemporáneo. Nada más lejos de la verdad Académicos españoles y taiwaneses han descubierto el diccionario español-chino más grande y más antiguo del
The investigation into the explosion of the «Maine» in Cuba: “The Spanish had nothing to do with it”Mónica Arrizabalaga2021-09-19T23:52:24+00:00
Spanish newspaper ABC recounter a diplomatic effort "in extremis" to stop the war between the United States and Spain The United States battleship 'Maine', destroyed in the bay of Havana in February 1898,
When a defeat of the great British sailor is mentioned, one usually thinks of his failed attempt against Tenerife in 1797, which also cost him his right arm. But there was one other occasion,
The ignored study of 1826 that overturned the black legend that Spain exterminated slaves in AmericaIsrael Viana2021-09-19T23:52:49+00:00
Despite his staunch antislavery stance, Alexander von Humboldt had to surrender to the evidence of the statistics collected on his trip to the old continent regarding the number of Africans subjected to the Spanish
The capture of Tenochtilan Hernán Cortés' great adventure began in 1519. After the invaluable help of his Tlaxaltec and Totonac allies, as Cortés only had several hundred men, including infantrymen, horsemen, arquebusiers, crossbowmen and
This article is illustrated with a photo of "La cocina de la Ángeles", a famous painting by Murillo currently on display in the Louvre in Paris, which was stolen by Marshal Soult. Plunder and pillage
On 16 March 1758, some two thousand Indians raided the mission of San Sabá, located in Texas, and annihilated all those who lived there. The event is remembered as one of the saddest in
The stories involving fraud and left wing parties in Spain are many. In this case, the indecisiveness of the right wing parties helped the left to turn the elections of 1931.
The men didn't go alone As the title of the book published by the Ministry of Defense in 2012 goes, "The men didn't go alone", and indeed they didn't do so, nor they fought,
Neither the Spanish Armada nor Rocroi: this was the true great catastrophe of the Spanish Empire. Victories are sons of many parents and defeats usually orphans, except in Spain. Victims of a kind
Luis Gorrochategui presents in a book the "greatest Spanish victory over the British." A milestone in which first María Pita and her fellows rejected the charge of the English ships in La Coruña, and
Nobody dies forever. They say that nobody dies forever, that death does not exist as long as someone remembers us, as long as someone mentions us or has us in mind. They say that
In 1821, the year of Peru's independence, practically the whole of Spanish America has been independent for 11 years. All except the Viceroyalty of Peru, which remains loyal to Spain, as there is no emancipation
We are faced with an authentic political and ideological farce that is not only modern but of recent construction and that promotes a new symbol against Western civilisation. The so-called indigenism would
The truth is that Malinche, like many native women, thanks to the Spanish enjoyed a respect and freedom that the Aztecs denied her. Two women were essential in the beginnings of the Spanish
Always first in the battle, in this occasion 300 Spaniards breached the walls of Buda to end the Ottoman domination.
This is how Spain promoted mixed marriages with indigenous people 500 years before it was legal in the United StatesCesar Cervera2021-09-20T00:00:48+00:00
In 1503, Queen Isabel called on Governor Nicolás Ovando, a fundamental man in the first years of European presence in America, to promote mixed marriages, "which are legitimate and recommended because the Indians are
It is only recently that the Basque people claim not to be Spanish. Back in the Middle Ages, they preferred to belong to Castile rather than England.
The Franciscan monk founded nine missions across the Atlantic and fought to advance native society. However, a statue erected in his honour was recently beheaded in California. Heroes are not only those who,
In defense of one of the key figures in Californinan History Once more we are faced with the taking down of a statue of yet another Hispanic figure in the USA, this