Mexico is marking 500 years since the first Europeans arrived to settle on the American mainland.

The events have been overshadowed by a diplomatic spat between Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and King Felipe VI of Spain.

Obrador has refused to attend after demanding an apology from Spain for colonising his country.

Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports from the city of Veracruz.

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Washington Post 21 Aug 2019 22:43 CEST

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