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Monument removals in US inspire movement across Latin America to do same to statues of colonizers

The campaign to remove Confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy in the United States is resonating in Latin America, where protesters have destroyed monuments to European colonizers who brutalized Indigenous populations.


The latest target was a statue of Sebastián de Belalcázar, a Spanish conquistador. He founded the Colombian cities of Popayán and Cali in 1537, while leading a military campaign that killed and enslaved of thousands of Misak Indigenous people.


https://www.npr.org/2020/09/30/917046641/u-s-statue-removals-inspire-indigenous-people-in-latin-america-to-topple-monumen

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