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This bright red sculpture, titled The Torch of Friendship (La Antorcha dela Amistad) can be found in downtown San Antonio, Texas. The sculpture was created in Mexico by the renowned Mexican sculptor Sebastian. It was presented to the city of San Antonio by the Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos en San Antonio, along with the Mexican General Consulate, the Instituto Cultural Mexicano and other leaders from the Mexican community living in San Antonio.

The gift is intended to signify the longstanding friendship and roots shared between Mexico and the USA. The 65' tall steel sculpture is located in the circle of Convention Plaza, where Alamo, Losoya and Commerce streets intersect.

The sculpture was dedicated on June 27, 2002, and contributes to the varied cultural aesthetics present in the downtown San Antonio area, such as historic landmarks (the Alamo and other missions, etc.), the River Walk, and the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.