Christopher Columbus Statue In Mexico City To Be Replaced With 1 Honoring Indigenous Women

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The Columbus statue will be moved to a less prominent location in a small park.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christopher Columbus is getting kicked off Mexico City's most iconic boulevard.

Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced that the Columbus statue on the Paseo de la Reforma, often a focal point for Indigenous rights protests, would be replaced by a statue honoring Indigenous women.

"To them we owe ... the history of our country, of our fatherland," she said.

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

The Columbus statue, donated to the city many years ago, was a significant reference point on the 10-lane boulevard, and surrounding traffic circle is — so far — named for it.

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