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Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue With an Indigenous Woman

Mexico City has removed a 150-year old statue of Christopher Columbus that stood at a busy roundabout on Paseo de la Reforma. In a news conference on Sunday, a day that marked International Indigenous Women’s Day, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announcedthat an Indigenous woman will aptly be replacing Columbus. “We owe it to them. We exist because of them,” said Sheinbaum. “It is the history of our country and our homeland,” she added.