The English buccaneer Sir Francis Drake had a rather hostile relationship with the Spanish Empire and its colonies, including Chile. As quoted in Wikipedia,
[Francis Drake] sacked the port of Valparaíso [ ] in Chile where he also captured a ship full of Chilean wine.
Now, a bit north of Vaparaíso, in Coquimbo there is a statue of the said pirate towering over the Bay of Coquimbo. I found a blog post stating that the statue has been rededicated to local fishermen but the question remains:
Why was a statue of Francis Drake constructed in Coquimbo (or Chile for that matter) in the first place? And who erected it?