Mexican Court Rejects Aliyev Monument

The monument of Haydar Aliyev in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s Federal Administrative Court dismissed a complaint filed by Azerbaijan’s Embassy to prevent city authorities to dismantle and remove a statue of Azeri dictator Haydar Aliyev from a park at the center of the city, reported the Cronica newspaper.

The court’s decision paves the way for the statue’s removal.

The statue was erected over the summer, after the Azeri government invested a reported $10 million in renovation of the park and the statue. The giant statue had raised concerns with citizens and protests from activists who decried the city’s decision to house a statue of a known dictator along such figures as Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi.

In late November, a three-person panel appointed to investigate the erection of the statue in the city’s Reforma Boulevard recommended that the statue be removed, prompting Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Mexico Ilgar Mukhtarov to threaten retaliation against the Mexican government, including the closure of Baku’s representation in Mexico.

The Azerbaijani Embassy appealed the commission decision to the district court requesting an injunction to stay the decision to remove the statue.

In November, Muktarov also said Azerbaijan would cancel $4 billion in investment projects for Mexico, saying if the then Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard “decides to remove the monument, we will cancel the projects, close the embassy, it would hurt the relationship between the two countries, and it would not be good for his image to be the person who prevented a $4-billion investment.”

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22 Comments

  1. Alex Postallian said:

    The Mexicans cant be that stupid to have the ugly turks statue,they never heard of,desecrating the area.

  2. haskacanq said:

    sick azeris, got nothing better to do than to spread statues of a useless dick-tator. also, the map is wrong. i was in artsakh a few months ago and didn’t see anything turkish or azeri there. if necessary i will go there and die for my land

  3. Osik said:

    As in Armenian saying:

    “BLESSED ARE THE FIELDS THAT PIGS DECIDE TO FLEE FROM”.

  4. danoog said:

    Bravo for the Mexican court. Finally an organization that can’t be bullied or bribed by heavy-handed Azeri revisionists.

  5. HArutuyn said:

    This sounds like a threat from a country that has a habit of axing people while they are asleep and yes i’m talking the Armenian Officer that was killed by safarov in Europe

    In November, Muktarov also said Azerbaijan would cancel $4 billion in investment projects for Mexico, saying if the then Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard “decides to remove the monument, we will cancel the projects, close the embassy, it would hurt the relationship between the two countries, and it would not be good for his image to be the person who prevented a $4-billion investment.”

  6. Ed said:

    Adios MFK – Ты кто такой,давай до свидания – or simply SIKTIR

  7. Arziv said:

    Expected judicious and correct decision by the Mexican authorities; redressing an earlier mistake. It was absurd, in the first place, to have countenanced a statue of a non descript character, without historical background, from a place as far away from Mexico as the antipodes , in a Mexican park. It was a license to erect statues to exotic political thugs without consideration of the historical background and their contribution to civilization. For a few billion dollar investment we can buy a space and build statues of political names in other countries ?

  8. GB said:

    I wonder why a worthless statue in Mexico is so important for a corrupt Axerbaijani oil man!! This is a puzzle how corruption can drive people do crazy things!! 4 billion dollars for the price of a statue, in a place like Mexico???WOW!! and he call himself a president??

  9. levon sanosyan said:

    Criminals nowdays buy fame giving money to others. What in the hell is Haydar Aliyev’s monument doing in Mexico? Azerbaijan is learning from Turkey how to bribe other nations and portray herself as an angel. The Genocidal Turk did not succeed nor will the Azeri Turk in this gimmick.

  10. George said:

    How can Azerbaijan be surprised for the removal of Dictator Aliyev’s statue from the park where it is housed statues of figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi, this shows that Azerbaijan’s government is out of touch, if the trend continues Dictator Aliyev’s next move will be a request to be considered like Stalin a kind of God to Azerbaijani people.

  11. Sevag said:

    Maybe they can dismantle the Azeri embassy as well, once the ambassador leaves.

  12. JOSE said:

    Azerbaijan get your dirty hands out of Mexico!
    Mexico is not for sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Hrant K. said:

    At least the Citizens of the Land of “Cinquo di Mayo” have understood the meaning of why Freedom
    and Dictatorship can’t live side by side. As for the map behind the azeri crook, Artsakh is not any more
    a part of Bazarbaijan, and Nakhichevan’s artificially annexation is so clear, because there is no geographical
    link with the eastern part of their claim land. If azeris think, they can erase Armenian Landmarks and Historical
    facts and signs, we tell the bastards: what goes around , comes around!!!…

  14. Stepan said:

    Muktarov,

    Be a man of your word, for a change. You threatened to close the azari embassy and cancel the projects if the statue is removed. Let us see you fulfilling your promise, or it is just BS.

  15. Igor said:

    Heidar Aliev and his ilke learns a painful and embarrassing lesson that not everything can be bought with money !

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