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What's All the Fuss About Christopher Columbus?

He was just a pawn in a major chess game of power and wealth by Spain

By Armando F. Sanchez
Published on LatinoLA: October 9, 2012


What's All the Fuss About Christopher Columbus?


Why does Christopher Columbus get so much publicity and attention?

He was just a pawn in a major chess game of power and wealth by Spain. Spain had very little to lose if three ships went out into the Atlantic looking for a shortcut and sank. History shows that a very minor investment by the royals paid major financial dividends -- gold, land and natural resources.

Lets be candid. The land mass of the Americas could not have been hidden forever. Major navel powers of Europe and Asia were crossing oceans.

What I recommend is that instead of focusing on a ship captain that was lost - no, not Gilligan's Island skipper -- that we examine closely at what philosophies of physical, social and cultural domination were put in place by the Spanish conquistadores throughout Latin America.

This is not so much a study of history but rather a psychological analysis of how these colonizing ideas are still in our mindsets. Let's look critically at ideas we have unconsciously embrace into our own lives that limits our own potential.

About Armando F. Sanchez:
Armando F. Sanchez is a media executive, speaker and spokesperson
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