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Margery H. Freeman
Date created
July 1970
Mexico City, Mexico
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Juarez monument in Alameda park

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A winged statue sits atop a semi-circle of stone pillars. A few tourists are walking next to the monument.

This monument celebrates the great Mexico President, Benito Juárez. Juárez was the President of Mexico from 1858 to 1872 and oversaw the Mexican resistance to the French invasion and occupation of 1862. He was a Zapotec Indian who rose up the political ranks through determination and intelligence. Many regard him as a hero to Mexican independence and national identity.

The monument to Juárez is in Alameda park, in downtown Mexico City. Alameda park is the oldest public park in Mexico City.