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Ethiopia - Mexico in Addis, 'Etiopia' in Mexico
By Kirubel Tadesse
According to Berhane Deressa, City Mayor of Addis Ababa, the Mexico Square found in Addis got its name to acknowledge the efforts of the Mexican government to restore Ethiopian administration that was out of place during the fascist Italy occupation. Capital learned that Mexico too has a place named after Ethiopia. Andy Goldman (Photo) told Capital that there is a place called "Etiopia" in Mexico City with its own subway stop, which is four stations away from Balderas Station.
On Friday December 7, 2007 Berhane Deressa and Hector Valezzi, Ambassador of Mexico to Ethiopia, together opened a photo exhibition at the city hall. The photograph exhibition is believed to strengthen the cultural and economic relations between people of the two countries. These exhibited photos, taken by Francisco Mata Rosas, show different views of Mexico City.
"I have been in to Mexico City many times, and it is beautiful and trimming. Even if in my view the photos in this exhibition don't really reflect what Mexico is today; they are very artistic and I hope in the coming days our friends enjoy the views of these pictures," Mayor Berhane said at the opening ceremony of the photographic exhibition. "Not only had the Mexican representative in the League of Nations tried to get the audience to listen to the emperor's famous speech during the fascist occupation, Mexicans also denied recognition of Italy's occupation of Ethiopia," stated Berhane about the historic relations of Ethiopia and Mexico. Berhane added, "The relations between Ethiopia and Mexico are deep rooted and the embassy was here with us many years ago. It was closed for a brief moment, I say of madness unleashed by us, then we came back to our senses and Mexico came back to Addis Ababa."
Ambassador Hector Valezzi on his part stated that collaboration works like this photographic exhibition and pervious programs like music concert by Mexican band help to create cultural relation between the two nations. Ambassador Hector added that he appreciates the joint programs with the Addis Ababa city administration as the collaboration always makes 'something happen.' He invited audience to come and view the photographs which he said 'don't exclude the reality as some cultures do.'
About Metro Etiopia in Mexico City
Metro Etiopía is a metro station on the Mexico City Metro. It is located in the Benito Juárez borough of Mexico City.
The station logo depicts the head of a lion, a symbol of the African country of Ethiopia. Its name is given from the Etiopía traffic circle which existed in the same location before the construction of the subway station. This square was donated by the government of Ethiopia.
This metro station transfers to "Ñ" line of trolleybus, which runs between ISSSTE Zaragoza general hospital and Metro Tacubaya.
Metro Etiopía is under the intersecction of Avenida Xola, Cuauhtemoc Avenue, Cumbres de Maltrata st. and Diagonal de San Antonio Av. It serves Narvarte neighbourhood.
LEARNING NEVER STOPS !
I have always been intrigued why Mexico area is called Mexico(mehico as they say in Spanish).This article answers my question.
[Interesting. Gracias Mexico for naming a metro station after Ethiopia. Mexio Metro Map It’s on Line 3 Just next to Centro Medico. Woraj Ale Etiopia ]
mexico square was my favourate hangout.mexico café,ras grill.i miss around there.love mexico.
Mexican politicians, past and present, are/were people of conscience. The past Mexico refused to Endorse fascism. It reject Italy invasion of Ethiopia.
The present Mexico ( though a a US friend and neighbor) rejected, as a matter of principle, the Iraq war.
The Ethiopian despot(the fascist Zenawi)on the contrary ‘leading’ a nation who at one point was a victim of injustice ( Italy invasion of Ethiopia), endorsed the Iraq war, ironically citing the Ethiopian invasion as an example.
If logic and principle works ( it doesn’t in Weyane world), Ethiopia should have taken the position of Mexicans of the past and present.
I was there in 1989, i took the sub way when i visited mexico city. We have been a good friend since 1st and 2nd world war, when Mexico Ambassador to League Nations stand for Ethiopian people right and give a speech siding Ethiopia against MUSSOLINI military operations and declaring war to Ethiopia.
Long live the friendship and solidarity between the people of Mexico and Ethiopia!
I had als the opportunity to visit Ethiopia sation , in Mexico city in 2001. In fact I was informed that this particular place was a “City square” before they built a train station recently.There is also a near by Elementary school name after Ethiopia. H.I.M Haile selassie used to own a 16 bed room mansion in Mexico city.The status of this property is still unknow to these date.
Mexico is a friend of Ethiopia and Berhanu Deresa is a fascist appointed -unelected mayor of Addis Ababa.A puppet of Melese at the age of 73.Shame on you Berhanu Deressa.
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Its name is given from the Etiopía traffic circle which existed in the same location before the construction of the subway station.
This square was donated by the government of Ethiopia.
The madness was not of us all. It was the crazy woyane who shut down the Mexican Embassy. Thank you ejole Wollega! Waqayo esini hakenu male nui geru mal goch dandegna ya hado ko!!
This is Ethiopia.
I love Mexicans, they’re so humble and hard working people. I love this connection between the two countries.
I have got answer for my question. That is nice. Thanks
i don’t beleive this is it true?is the train in ethiopia
If one tries to look all over the world for places named after Ethiopia or some how in connection with Ethiopia, I am sure one can find some. Unfortunately these places are recently changing names or are being forgotten.
Some time ago I heard from a friend that in a certain capital city there was a square named after Ethiopia. It was (is) called “ Abyssinia square”. Old timers still call it by this name. The officials of the country and the young generation, either do not want to use this name or have not heard of it at all.
There is a historical reason why this square was called as it was called. It had a humanitarian face, with Ethiopia doing the humanitarian action. It was a very good example of Ethiopia acting as a friend in need.
In actual fact there is no body to blame for the change that most probably will follow. Times do change. Priorities change. Relations are put on different grounds, and names of places change.
Well, after all, it is only the name of a place, it is not the end of the world!
It feels so good when people talk about the area where you were born and raised. That’s is the case with me: I am “ye Mexico Lij", and tears come to my eyes as I read the story. As many of you know, Mexico Square is located in the middle of our city. It is such a lovely area where people are extremely friendly. You don’t have to be from the area, but people will always welcome you with open arm. I am very proud to say I grew up in one of the most loving area in our city. As we are close to Sengatera, Legehar, Kera, Lideta, stadium, Abiyot Adebaby, and Bherawi Theatre, we always claim we live in the very center of Addis. I miss my sefer.
Any one from Mexico Square?
‘Betinsh neger yemidestu betinish neger yemikefu tiqitoch alemahonachew
asazenegn.’ what is a big deal if there is a place named after Ethiopia in a Latin American country? By the way it is a result of a big diplomatic son of Ethiopia-Aklilu Habtewold! Cheers:
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