A monument to Christopher Columbus will be removed in the capital of Mexico, Mexico City. About this with reference to the accounts in social networks of the mayor of the city of Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo reports the publication “RIA Novosti”.
The territory of Mexico has long been a part of Spain. Before the arrival of the Spaniards at the end of the 15th century. it was inhabited mainly by Indian tribes, many of which had their own states, defeated by the Spanish conquistadors. Mexico gained independence during a long war in the 19th century.
Columbus’s personality is controversial for the Mexicans, because in fact he was one of the invaders. His monument was repeatedly doused with paint. In 2020, he was disfigured especially badly – affected by the Black Lives Matter movement that broke out across America. After that, the monument was removed for restoration, and on September 9, 2021, the mayor of the city announced that he would not return to the place. A new architectural composition dedicated to indigenous women will be erected on the Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, where it stood.