“Inter caetera” (1493)

On May 4, 1493, Roman Catholic Pope Alexander VI brazenly issued the document “Inter caetera” that divided the continent of South America between Spain and Portugal.  No consideration was given for the Native American nations that had settled and lived in the continent for more than 30,000 years.   The “Inter caetera” continues to be protested by Native American rights groups to this day.  Pope Alexander VI was originally from Spain, and is known as the Borgia Pope.  His reign was marred by debauchery, corruption, and cruelty.  As of 2011, the handsome, talented British actor, Jeremy Irons, portrayed His Wickedness in the TV series, “The Borgias”.  (For some unknown reason, no wicked Latinx actors were available for casting.)

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