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Image caption President Lopez Obrador welcomed the Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez to Mexico in January. The Mexican president has sent a letter to Spain's King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologise for human rights abuses committed during the conquest of the region. Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the indigenous peoples of Mexico had been the victims of massacres. In a video filmed at the ruins of an ancient Mexican city , he called for a full account of the abuses. "The time has come to reconcile. But let us ask forgiveness first," he said. 'THE SWORD AND THE CROSS'. Mr López Obrador was unsparing in his criticism of both Spain and the Vatican. "There were massacres and oppression... Full story

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