A statue of Christopher Columbus will be replaced by a monument honoring Indigenous women in Mexico City. The statue was removed last October and relocated to a smaller park.
Christopher Columbus lead the colonization of Indigenous people in Mexico and the Americas during his quests to dominate the spice trade on behalf of European monarchs. Understandably, not everyone celebrates this. The Mayor of Mexico City announced the replacement statue of Indigenous women saying “to them we owe the history of our country, of our fatherland.”
Meanwhile, in Virginia, a 12-ton statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee will be removed tomorrow after the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the state can remove it. A descendant of General Lee endorsed the statue removal, calling it “a no brainer.”