The huge mural paying tribute to Jaime Garzon, the comedian who was assassinated nearby in 1999, has seen more than its share of sufferings. About six months ago, the homeowner behind the mural filed a complaint with the city over it, prompting a city worker to come out and paint a blue rectangle over the mural along her property line.
Then, a few days ago, vandals threw black paint over the comedian's face.
The latest attack comes as investigators say that Garzon was killed by a conspiracy involving right-wing paramilitaries, the regular military and the DAS, Colombia's FBI.
Also recently, across the street, workers cut a ventilation window into this union-sponsored mural.
Couldn't they have located their ventilation space just a meter or two higher up?
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours