Mexico City Replaces Statue of Christopher Columbus with Statue of Indigenous Woman

Mexico City Replaces Statue of Christopher Columbus with Statue of Indigenous Woman

The statue was removed in October 2020 to be renovated. It will be moved to another area of ​​the Mexican capital.

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It is a very symbolic decision. Mexican authorities confirmed on Monday, September 6, that a statue of Italian navigator and explorer Christopher Columbus will be replaced with a statue of an indigenous woman. In its place will be placed a statue of Olmec woman Made by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said. “It is precisely indigenous women who have perhaps had the most weight in Mexican history and who have gained the least”, justified.

As for the statue of Christopher Columbus, it will be so “Move to a safe, dignified and appropriate place”According to a press release from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). In October 2020, . was released The authorities had already removed it so it could be work “Supported by staff specialized in maintenance and restoration”. But instead of returning the statue to the same place, it will be sent to another area of ​​the capital to avoid this “Risk this piece of significant artistic and historical value.”.

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