It’s now been 500 years since Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes arrived to Veracruz, Mexico.  On April 21st, 2019, Cortes and his ships arrived to the island of San Juan de Ulua, right off Veracruz.  The next day, April 22nd, 2019, the Spaniards went ashore.  Thus began their conquest of the Aztec Empire, which fell on August 13th, 1521.

Cortes is the true Founder of Mexico. Before Cortes, the territory now known as Mexico did not form a single entity nor did its disparate peoples have a common identity. Without the Spaniards, Mexico would not exist.

Cortes conquered the Aztec Empire. After that, the Spaniards and their Indian allies continued to conquer adjoining regions until all of present-day Mexico was part of the Spanish colony of Nueva España (New Spain).  That colony became independent in 1821 and was called Mexico.  Most  Mexicans descend from both Indians and Spaniards, thus they wouldn’t exist either.

So the story of Hernan Cortes half a millenium ago is not only interesting, but relevant to the Mexico of today.

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Article by Allan Wall,  published April 20th, 2019, on VDARE.COM.

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