Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Laws of Burgos Theme of New Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: January 15, 2013 - Spain

Spain has issued a new postage stamp celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Laws of Burgos.

On December 27, 1512 the Laws of Burgos became the first set of laws governing the behavior of Spaniards in the Americas particularly towards Native Americans. Originally the laws only applied to the island of Hispaniola, but they were later applied to Puerto Rico and Jamaica as well.

Unfortunately for the natives, the laws were poorly applied.

Learn more at: Correos

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