|Wearing monkey, rabbit and other masks, MIRA political party members protest corruption.|
This morning on the almost-always-active Plaza Bolivar, these demonstrators from the MIRA political party protested against corruption in Bogotá.
|Mira Mayoral Candidate Carlos Guevara.|
The MIRA political party was founded in 2000 and seems quite succesfull and known as active, disciplined and not corrupt. MIRA has also carried out numerous charitable efforts, and even expanded into the United States. The party, however, is also closely linked to evangelical religious groups, making their ideology quite conservative. Undoubtedly, MIRA would like to roll back abortion rights and rights of gay couples and prohibit euthanasia. On their website, I see that they support causes including reducing the price of gasoline - certainly a popular one, especially amongst people of low-income and education, as evangelicals tend to be both here and in the U.S. However, when it's the ri
ch who own cars, fuel subsidies go primarily to the wealthy - and take resources away from education, law enforcement, hospitals and other needs.
|Bicycle tourists get into the act!|