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Dictator moves on in Mexico


Heydar Aliyev statue in Mexico

A sculpture of the late head of state of Azerbaijan given to Mexico City and unveiled last August, which led to diplomatic kerfuffle because locals objected to a dictator on their doorstep, was removed overnight last weekend amid tight security. The marble and bronze work of Heydar Aliyev by the Baku-based artist Nadir Aliyev (no relation) awaits a new, less contentious site than the Friendship Park in Reforma, Mexico City's main thoroughfare.

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