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On disease, maybe conquistadors got a bad rap

By Jo Tuckman
Globe Correspondent / September 11, 2006

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MEXICO CITY -- In 1519, a few hundred Spanish adventurers landed in what would later become Mexico, brandishing their modern weaponry and unleashing their Old World diseases. By the end of the century, there were hardly any indigenous people left -- if the guns hadn't gotten them, the smallpox had. (Full article: 930 words)

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