For years, the idea has existed in Hispanic America that the blame for all its misfortunes, including its poverty, lies with Spain.
Spain has become a scapegoat that many Latin American politicians and intellectuals, especially those on the left, use in a demagogic way to exempt from any blame the politicians that the countries of the ancient Spanish America after its independence, which are largely responsible for bringing that part of the continent to its current sad situation. Javier Rubio Donzé has published an excellent video refuting that myth (the video is in Spanish, you can activate the automatic English subtitles in the bottom bar of the player):
Image: mexicomaxico.org. Mexico City in 1843.
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