Another blow for fake history

There are now only 600 statues of Christopher Columbus left in the world, down one since the announced exchange of the Columbus statue in Mexico City for one honoring Indigenous women. Removed last year for renovations just in time to escape being toppled by protesters, the monument of the once-venerated navigator never made it back to its lofty perch on Paseo de la Reforma boulevard. The new statue, announced this week by Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, is of an Olmec woman, whose ancestors are believed to come from one of the oldest civilizations in Mesoamerica. One more small dent in the fallacy of the “discovery” of the Americas.