Columbus Monument in Buenos Aires
By Contested Histories Initiative •
The Monument to Christopher Columbus has caused great controversy as part of the heritage and historical memory of Argentina. Opinions were divided between his legacy as a discoverer of the ‘New World’ or as a ‘perpetrator of genocide.’ After several legal disputes, the monument is now located on the coast of the Río de La Plata, but until June 2013 it was in Parque Colón, between the Casa Rosada and Avenida de la Rábida.
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