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Mexico City to review Azerbaijan statue

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -

Mexico City's government has appointed a committee to review and recommend a solution to the controversy over a life-size statue of Azerbaijan's "founder of the nation" recently erected on the city's main boulevard.

The Stalin-esque, bronze statue of late authoritarian leader Geidar Aliyev was erected by the Azerbaijan embassy, which paid for the renovation of part of the city park where it sits.

A second statue donated by the Caucasus republic appears in another park they paid to renovate in downtown Mexico City.

The city's leftist government said Monday it had appointed a three-member commission of academics and experts to review complaints about the statues and recommend what should be done about them.

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