A US company recovered the contents of a Spanish ship, which went down in 1804 and a US judge awarded Spain with the ownership of the ship and its contents. What follows is an excerpt from the BBC reporting on the find:
“Spain’s Culture Minister Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde expressed joy at the decision:
“It’s a very positive decision for the Spanish government and for all the Spanish citizens because it guarantees that this ship and the remains of this ship will come back to Spain, which was originally the owner of this ship,” he told the BBC.”
Should you wish to read the whole article, please go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8083298.stm
The Minister is talking about half a ton of gold coins, which originated where? Is the US now Awarding countries for pillaging gold from the native Americans? The Spansh may have been the original owners of the ship, but who originally owned the gold? A word in the ear of the descendents of the few natives that were somehow left alive by the Spanish state: Work together and get a bunch of good lawyers to get back what was yours to begin with!
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