Most of your country's population is not indigenous, but mestizo or directly descended from Europeans. Reconciling with that identity is a necessity if we are to move forward into the future without complexes or
About Cesar CerveraGraduate in Journalism from the Complutense University and ABC Master's Degree. editor of the digital edition of the ABC newspaper, specialising in History. Author of "El Imperio de los Chiflados" and "Superhéroes del imperio". I learned in "Opinion".
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
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
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
Santiago Fernández Menéndez analyses in the "Study of King Ferdinand VI's disease" (University of Oviedo), the medical condition that affected the son of Felipe V in his last year of life. The final
To make the vaccine resist during the crossing, the Alicante resorted to a score of orphaned children, in the absence of volunteers, who were passing the virus from one to another. The journey was
The book “El terror bolivariano” (Bolivarian terror), by Pablo Victoria, presents a liberator far away from myth. It is one thing to kill the enemy in combat and quite another, to execute
ABC talks to various experts from the Hispanic period about the figure of the Spanish saint, whose name Stanford University has removed from its campus this week At his death in Monterey
The negative image about the Hispanic has its roots in the world hegemony of the Spanish Empire. Even its downfall as a great power was accompanied by a large propaganda campaign against it.
The Spanish friar who ignited the black legend by using false information about the conquistadores of the AmericasCesar Cervera2021-09-19T23:25:38+00:00
Like many other Spaniards, the Dominican Bartolomé de Las Casas denounced the violence of some conquistadores who refused to accept that, in the eyes of the Crown, the indigenous people of America were free
Anglo-Saxon literature and propaganda have exaggerated the episodes of a war that Spain won. Between 1540 and 1650, of the 11,000 ships that made the America-Spain route, only 107 were lost due to pirate
After the monumental failure of "the English Contraarmada", the pirate Francis Drake fell into political ostracism for six years until in 1595 he had the opportunity to make amends in the Caribbean. There he