The Mexican capital replaces an emblematic palm tree; people claim the space to remember the 100,000 who disappeared.
By SONIA CORONA. EL PAÍS. June 5,2022.
The roundabout of “La Palma” in Paseo de la Reforma Avenue from this Sunday is two things at the same time: the deposit of an ahuehuete tree that adorns the emblematic avenue and the headquarters that remembers the more than 100,000 disappeared in Mexico. The Government of Mexico City has planted during the early hours of Sunday the tree that replaces a palm tree that, for more than 100 years, decorated the financial and tourist district of the capital of Mexico. In the morning, activists and mothers of the disappeared added, on their own, portraits of their faces around the tree to remind authorities of the pending task of finding them. There has been no dispute over the site, rather just a strange coexistence.