|Benito Juarez - National President|
And so the painted fiberglass head was removed from his statue and a new version glued in its place. The newer head is slightly larger, is turned a bit more to the left, and has a few more realistic aging details.
The real Benito Juárez is remembered as being a progressive reformer dedicated to democracy and equal rights for his nation's indigenous peoples. He was also a staunch defender of Mexican national sovereignty. Elected President of Mexico twice, he died in office in 1872.
|Decorated for Independence Day|
Then the paint on his protective barricade was changed - in tune with the seasons, or for special events, or in the political colours of the outgoing or the incoming Mayors.
The white pillars were bathed in pink lighting in celebration of Breast Cancer Survivors, and then draped in red, white, and green bunting for Independence Day.
|Celebrating March 21st birthday for Benito Juarez|