Columbus Statue in Venezuela replaced with one of indigenous leader who led resistance against Spanish colonialism
The statue was unveiled in a ceremony headed by President Nicolas Maduro and top officials of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela. Venezuela's government erected a statue, in central Caracas, in honor to Guaicaipuro, the Indigenous chief who led the resistance against the Spanish colonialism 500 years ago. The sculpture replaced a Christopher Columbus statue that stood there for over a century, until it was torn down in 2004 by a popular movement led by supporters of then President Hugo Chavez.
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