MEXICO. – Setting up a statue of the Azerbaijani former President, dictator Heydar Aliyev in one of the central parks of Mexico brought forth the anger and protest of the Mexicans, Associated Press reports.
“It is really out of place. Why couldn’t they put up a monument to anybody who did anything good?” an 18-year-old high school student Miguel Angel Mendoza said.
It turned out that Azerbaijan contributed $5 million to renovate two Mexico City parks, which allowed it to put monuments in both. Critics claim that it is not the right place for dictator Aliyev next to Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln. In addition, protesters demonstrated in front of the monument last week, holding banners that read “Get rid of the dictator!”

Read more in LA Times: At Mexico City Park, Statue of Azerbaijan Leader Elicits Protest

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