Statue of Spanish governor removed from New Mexico parkJune 19, 2020 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Crews in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday removed a statue of a Spanish territorial governor from a city park and two other markers were slated to come down as monuments to historical figures were being dismantled across the country...
New Mexico accord unveiled over event celebrating ‘conquest’August 29, 2018 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Hispanic and Native American leaders in New Mexico locked in a dispute over the annual re-enactment of a 17th-century Spanish conquistador reclaiming Santa Fe - which has drawn comparisons to the Confederate monument debate - announced plans Wednesday aimed at "reconciliation...
Fiesta changes leave some locals feeling cast asideAugust 26, 2018 GMT
In a city rooted in traditions, change doesn’t always come easily.
Santa Feans in recent weeks witnessed the end of the Entrada, a dramatization commemorating what had been called the “peaceful reoccupation” of the city by Spanish conquistador Don Diego de Vargas after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
In a parade of mariachi music, colorful costumes and cries of “Viva la Fiesta!” candidates for the 2017 Fiesta de Santa Fe court danced their way onto the stage Thursday night at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, smiling through the unavoidable nervousness that comes with appearing before a crowd of hundreds.