The President from Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, questioned this Tuesday the commemoration in some countries of the ‘Day of race‘ Or the ‘Spanishness‘by ensuring that “the races do not exist” and that racism it is “inconceivable“.
It is scientifically proven that races do not exist. There are cultures “, expressed in social networks the president, who paraphrased his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, assuring that” if there are no races, racism is inconceivable. ”
López Obrador, from National Regeneration Movement (Morena), attached a photograph of a painting from the Mayan site of Calakmul, in the southeastern Mexican state of Campeche, dated 300 BC
A ‘different’ October 12
The 529th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus America was marked this Tuesday by the announcement of the replacement of the statue of the explorer in the Mexico City for the sculpture of “The young woman from Amajac“, In honor of the indigenous women.
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Last year, the capital authorities removed the statue of Columbus, a monument of Charles cordier Erected in the 19th century, days before a demonstration was held that aimed to demolish it.
Likewise, dozens of indigenous people marched this Tuesday in the municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas, in the southeastern state of Chiapas, to commemorate the 529 years of the “endurance” of the original peoples of America.
During the recent commemorations for the 500 years of the conquest of Hernan Cortes of present-day Mexico and the 200 years of Independence, the López Obrador government extolled the “indigenous resistance” and tried unsuccessfully for the Spanish government apologize to the native peoples.
Last year, López Obrador described October 12 as a “very controversial” date, while the Mexican Senate declared it Pluricultural Nation Day.
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