1. Emiliano Zapata statue in Chicano Park (San Diego, California).

     
  2. The “El Pípila” statue in Guanajuato, México. El Pípila was a poor indigenous man and one of the early heroes of Mexican independence, who—as legend has it—allowed the rebels to take over the city by strapping a slab of rock to his back (to protect from enemy arrows) and burning down the doors of the Alhóndiga granary, which the town’s wealthy and government figures were using as a fortress. [Photograph is mine, free distribution]

     
  3. Statue to José Morelos in Janitzio, Michoacán

    Photo is mine, CC free distribution license

     
  4. Statue of Carlos Fonseca Amador, founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, in Nicaragua.

    Photo by Jorge Mejia Peralta

     
  5. Sandinista National Liberation Front supporters tear down a statue of Anastasio Somoza García, de facto head of state in Nicaragua from 1936-1956 and father of then-recently ousted president Anastasio Somoza Debayle, in Managua, July 1979. Somoza García was assassinated by a poet named Rigoberto López Pérez in 1956 with the intention of provoking a regime change in the country, but Somoza was succeeded by his son Luis until his own death in 1967. Luis was succeeded by his younger brother Anastasio “Tachito,” and the Somoza dynasty survived under his reign until the triumph of the Nicaraguan revolution in 1979.

    Simpatizantes del Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional derriban a una estátua de Anastasio Somoza García, jefe del estado nicaragüense entre 1936-1956 y padre del entonces-recién derrocado presidente Anastasio Somoza Debayle, en Managua, julio 1979. Somoza García fue asesinado por un poeta llamado Rigoberto Pérez López en 1956 con la intención de provocar un cambio de régimen en el país, pero Somoza fue sucedido por su hijo Luis quien gobernó hasta su propio muerte en 1967. Luis fue sucedido por su hermano menor Anastasio “Tachito,” y la dinastia somocista sobrevivió bajo su mando hasta el triunfo de la revolución nicaragüense en 1979.

    Gracias a Lorenso Arriaza.