Reforma Station of the CDMX Metrobús changes its name to Amajac


The Reforma station of the CDMX Metrobús on Line 7 changed its name to ‘Amajac’ this October 12.

The Reforma station of the Mexico City Metrobús (CDMX) on Line 7, changed its name to ‘Amajac’ this October 12, in order to ‘eradicate the old symbols of the old colonialist and dominating order’ in the country’s capital said the head of government, Martí Batres.

When leading the ceremony, from Paseo de la Reforma, at the Metrobús station now called Amajac, located in front of the Glorieta de las Mujeres que Luchan, where the Columbus Monument was removed two years ago, Batres Guadarrama stated that ‘with this name change promotes the historical reassignment of the bloody conquest’ in Mexico, to ‘give a voice to the defeated.’

This Metrobús station is called, starting this October 12, Glorieta de Amajac, in tribute to the fight of indigenous peoples and indigenous women against colonialism, and the fight against colonialism also means transforming symbols, language , the colonialist culture,” said Batres Guadarrama, at the ceremony, in which he was accompanied by the Secretary of Mobility, Andrés Lajous, and the general director of Metrobús, Rosario Castro.

Even within the framework of the Day of Indigenous Resistance, formerly Columbus Day, which is commemorated this October 12, the capital’s president said he was hopeful that in the coming years the former Glorieta a Colón, where today the monuments of Las Mujeres que Luchan and the replica of La Joven de Amajac, be recognized as the “Glorieta de Amajac”

These actions are part of the change of symbols in the capital “because we cannot pay tribute to those who acted in a criminal manner against thousands of people who originally inhabited these lands,” said Batres Guadarrama.

The president announced that the base of the monument to Columbus, placed in the Glorieta that, from the end of the 19th century until 2021, bore the name of the Genoese conqueror, will be removed from the Glorieta, and sent to the Museum of the Viceroyalty, in Tepotzotlán, State of Mexico, in consensus with the INAH, and with the Women Who Fight collectives, the Head of Government announced.

Amajac Metrobús Station.

“Reclaiming history in Mexico: Batres”

In the country’s capital, as “part of the change in symbols and homage,” during the past National Holidays, local authorities incorporated figures from the Templo Mayor, the Stone of the Sun, into the decorative mosaics of heroes of the Independence movement.

It adds to the change of names of streets and avenues, such as Puente de Alvarado, which, in 2021, was named México-Tenochtitlán. The name of the Zócalo Metro station, on Line 2, was also changed to Zócalo-Tenochtitlán, and the “Tree of the Sad Night” was named “Tree of the Victorious Night.”

It’s about seeing who we pay tribute to, the people, or the bloodthirsty conquerors (…) and it has to do with historical vindication,” Batres concluded after renaming the Reforma Metrobús station as the Amajac station.

Source: Excelsior