Tucson has a famous statue of Pancho Villa on prominent display. It's a bit ironic, somewhat misleading, and even a bit sad.... Despite what some writers claim, Pancho Villa is not
"widely celebated throughout Mexico." He was not the president of Mexico and he isn't the best representative of Mexican culture.... Imagine Americans placing a statue of Jesse James in Canada or in London, with the argument made that Jesse was one of the "great commanders" for the Confederacy, who was a true son of the South who cared for the needy. Well, you get the picture.... My suggestion is that Pancho's statue be replaced by a statue of Benito Juarez or Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or Octavio Paz.... After that, require everybody in Arizona and in the neighboring states to study Mexican history. Might do some good for all of the people in this multicultural area.