|Work on Calle 26, east of Carrera 7. Scandal around this project has Mayor Samuel Moreno behind bars.|
The judge evidently decided that the evidence against the mayor was strong and that Moreno posed a risk of flight - he also holds United States citizenship.
The mayor got elected on a smile and a promise to build a subway line. Bogotá still has no metro and the two Transmilenio lines under construction are way behind schedule and over budget. But, in the picture on El Tiempo's website today, Moreno's still smiling.
|A bus belches fumes. Municipal |
environmental officials can't see this.
|Not smiling now. Today's news headlines.|
|A city council candidate from Moreno's Polo Democratico party, which has apologized for the Moreno fiasco.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours