|Benito Juarez keeps a careful eye from his perch on Sixth Avenue.|
|Members of the Mexican Consulate pose with the statue after placing a beautiful bouquet.|
A gift from the State of Oaxaca to the City of New York, this statue, handcrafted by Moises Cabrera Orozco, is the first Mexican figure to be placed in the city of New York. Juárez is a Mexican national hero and Mexico’s first president of Indian descent. Revered by his countrymen as a great political leader, Juarez proclaimed the “Reforma Laws”, thus establishing the foundation for the Mexican Republic and preserving the independence of México.
Happy birthday, Benito Juarez!