MADRID, 13 Oct. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has announced that he will send a letter to King Felipe VI to explain “with respect” that colonialism led to “the greatest genocide in the history” of humanity, in the hope that Spain can “rectify »And ask for forgiveness.
“Every time Spain goes out to celebrate and dance on October 12 it offends historical memory,” Maduro said during a public act in which he claimed the American indigenous past. In this sense, sense, has regretted that Spain has not chosen another “glorious day” to commemorate its national day, when “it could have chosen any date in its long history.”
The Venezuelan president considers that it is time for Spain to assume that “there were 300 years of colonialism and crimes against humanity”, and hopes that the King, “a man of the 21st century”, reflect and “ask for forgiveness” as the Pope has done Francisco.
Previously, in a series of messages published on Twitter, he had attacked “the Spanish empire” that “more than 500 years ago, murdered, banished and enslaved millions of inhabitants of indigenous peoples”, stressing that “Spain must rectify and ask for sorry to all America.
Maduro will raise it with a letter to the King that he hopes to make known “in the next few hours,” as the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, did previously, who also addressed the Spanish monarch with a letter. He will write “with respect, always with respect,” he added.
It will also send a second letter to the presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to propose the creation of a “truth commission” to investigate the colonial era.