Spain's Right Isn't Pleased With Biden's Take on Columbus
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They're very much into it
(Newser) – If you thought the controversy over Columbus Day was restricted to US shores, you'd be wrong. What became a US federal holiday in 1937 is celebrated in grand fashion in Spain a day later, on Oct. 12. There, it's more like a Fourth of July or Bastille Day, with PRI reporting that people flank the avenue to the Royal Palace, the king addresses the crowd, and a military parade takes place. And so the BBC reports some right-wing politicians in Spain were none too pleased with how President Biden handled the day: by noting the "wave of devastation" Christopher Columbus helped unleash on Native Americans and issuing a proclamation that makes Oct. 11…
Kate Seamons
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