Azerbaijan defends Mexico monument to ex-leader

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A life-size bronze statue of late Azerbaijan president Geidar Aliev is seen on Mexico City's main boulevard, Reforma Avenue, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Mexican protesters say that a man who ruled such a far-away land with such a heavy hand shouldn't be on a boulevard decorated with statues to Mexican and foreign heroes. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)The Caucasus republic of Azerbaijan is defending a multimillion-dollar renovation of Mexican parks and a monument to late president Geidar Aliyev that it paid for, saying Mexico is a natural choice to commemorate their leader.