Portugal accused of trying to eliminate Spain from the first trip around the world

An article from ABC accuses Portugal of trying to whitewash history in the celebrations of the 500 years of the circumnavigation of Fernão de Magalhães and in the candidacy to UNESCO Heritage of the Magellan's route

500 years ago on September 20, 1519, began the first trip around the world, a Spanish expedition, conceived and directed by the Portuguese Fernão de Magalhães (also known as Ferdinand Magellan), who died without arriving at the end of the trip, on September 6, 1522.

An article published on Saturday in the Spanish newspaper ABC accuses Portugal of trying to whitewash Spain's role in this circumnavigation, either through the government program for the 500-year celebrations of the circumnavigation of Fernão de Magalhães, or by the candidacy of the Magellan's Route to UNESCO Heritage, one of the initiatives of the 5th Centenary, which run until 2022 and will be presented next Thursday.

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