Newly inaugurated statue of AMLO demolished in Mexico


President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had said he did not want his name to be used on statues or in schools.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had said he did not want his name to be used on statues or in schools.

Photo: Hector Vivas / Getty Images

MEXICO CITY- A statue of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, recently unveiled in the municipality of Atlacomulco, in the State of Mexico, center of the country, was shot down early this Saturday.

The statue was unveiled, on December 29, by the mayor of Atlacomulco, Roberto Tellez Monroy, of the National Regeneration Movement party (Morena), of the president, this before the end of his administration on December 31.

The effigy of the Mexican president was placed in the main square of the aforementioned municipality, which stands out for being a place from which renowned politicians have emerged, belonging to the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), including former president Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018 ),

In images broadcast on social networks, the sculpture, designed in pink quarry and 1.8 meters high, appears on the floor, in front of the base that supported it but without head or legs.

It is also appreciated that the concrete base is kept with the plate on which “Lic. Andrés Manuel López Obrador. President of Mexico 2018-2024 ”.

At the beginning of September and before a debate on statues, the Mexican president assured that “it is no longer time to worship personalities.”

And he specified that “in my case I have written in my will that I do not want my name to be used to name any street, I do not want statues, I do not want my name to be used to name a school, a hospital, absolutely nothing.”

The figure was made by artisans from the municipality of Tlalpujahua, in the state of Michoacán and, according to information, had a cost of $ 50,000 pesos (about $ 2,440 dollars), which according to the mayor himself he paid.

“Honor to whom honor is due. The honest man is the one who measures his right by his duty. (Henri Lacordaire) ”, the mayor wrote on social networks while publishing photographs of the statue in the middle of the week.

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