Will replace ‘La joven de Amajac’ to Colón in CDMX

Selene velasco
Reform Agency

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 05:00

Mexico City — After authorities recoiled from Tlalli as the sculpture that was to replace that of Christopher Columbus, in Paseo de la Reforma, yesterday the one that will remain permanently was announced.

The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported that the Committee of Monuments and Artistic Works in Public Spaces of CDMX decided that “La Joven de Amajac” be placed in the former Glorieta de Colón.

It is the figure of a woman who was discovered on January 1, 2021, indicated the local president, which can be seen at the Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

It will be INAH itself that will make the reply, Sheinbaum stressed.

Ricardo Ortiz, representative of civil society, said that it was not an imposition, but a decision taken after controversies and debates about the occupation of space.

Until yesterday, the site surrounded by metal fences is occupied by a piece of wood placed by feminist groups that called the site the “Glorieta de las Mujeres que Luchan.”

This piece will be withdrawn, said the capital’s government.

They will seek to relocate ‘Sculpture of Women Who Fight’

The Government of Mexico City will seek to dialogue with feminist groups to relocate the piece of wood that they placed in the former Glorieta de Colón and which they named “Glorieta de las Mujeres que Luchan”.

After officially announcing the piece that will replace the statue of Christopher Columbus, the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, emphasized that this space will be for the piece in honor of indigenous women.

On the one that currently occupies the pedestal, placed by relatives of victims of feminicide and activists, the local president said that they will initiate dialogues to remove it and take it to another site.

It has not yet detailed possible sites that will give as a suggestion to the groups or the date on which it will be withdrawn.

A few days ago, the women who also placed offerings, flowers and painted the names of disappeared women and victims of violence and femicide, reproached that the authorities unpainted their slogans the first time and considered that it was a sign that they preferred to erase their requests.

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