Spain rejects Mexico’s demand for an apology over conquest

Mexico’s president says Spain, pope must apologise for 500-year-old killings amid warm ties between two countries.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has asked Spain to apologise for the past killing of millions of its people – but that’s been firmly rejected by its former colonial master.

Despite Spain’s refusal, the two countries have enjoyed close ties, with some analysts saying that’s likely to continue.


Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City.