Apparently, those looking for Stalin-esque statues of Soviet-era figures are going to have to look somewhere other than city parks in Mexico City :
A commission of intellectuals recommended Friday that Mexico City’s government remove a life-size bronze statue of Azerbaijan’s former president that provoked a storm of criticism after it was installed on the capital’s main boulevard. […]
The statue was erected by the Azerbaijani Embassy, which paid for the renovation of part of the city park where it sits and other public works totaling about $5 million.
The commission of three writers and analysts appointed by the city government said authorities erred by accepting money to allow a foreign government to essentially decide which political figures or historic events should be commemorated in the capital’s public spaces.
Shockingly, corrupt ex-KGB officials who become presidents may not be the best representatives of those “loyal to the universal ideals of world peace.”