COLUMBUS GETS KICKED TO THE CURB IN MEXICO CITY

Sep 06, 2021

By Jeremy Logan

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Christopher Columbus is getting kicked off Mexico City’s most iconic boulevard.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum says the Columbus statue on the Paseo de la Reforma will be replaced by a statue honoring Indigenous women.

She made the announcement on Sunday, which was International Day of the Indigenous Woman.

The Columbus statue was a significant reference point on the 10-lane boulevard.

That made it a favorite target of spray-paint-wielding protesters denouncing the European conquest of Mexico’s Indigenous civilizations.

It was removed last year for restoration.

It will be moved to a small park on the west side of the city.

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