Sep 06, 2021
By Jeremy Logan
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.