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Tue November 13, 2012
Azerbaijan Leader's Statue In Mexico City Draws Protests
Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 2:09 am
In Mexico City's most prominent tree-lined park, you can find statues to such international heroes as Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King and now Heydar Aliyev. He's the Soviet-era autocrat of Azerbaijan. Its government paid for the park's latest statue and restoration of a nearby plaza. The gilded gift has upset many in the capital and is causing headaches for Mexico City's outgoing mayor.