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Caped Crusader against Corruption
May 28, 2010 11:19 AM   Subscribe

He's a philosopher; wore a super hero cape to premote civic values; mooned at students and admits he has Pakinsons disease.
Colombians, tired of corruption and human rights violations, could be about to bring in a radical new leader: Antanas Mockus, the green candidate whose super citizen’s past could help make him president.
One view of what is at stake.
And this is the first time we are really deciding over matters of national interest and not matters of fear. Issues such as health, education, international affairs. These are the central points of this election.
posted by adamvasco (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
More previously on the Blue.
posted by joe lisboa at 11:25 AM on May 28, 2010


His name is an anagram of U.N. A SATAN SMOCK. Obviously an Illuminati plant. Or counter-plant. Or counter-counter plant. Or counter-counter-counter plant. Or counter-counter-counter-counter plant. Or counter-counter-counter-counter-counter plant. Does anybody read the comments all the way down here?
posted by jtron at 12:28 PM on May 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Colour me inspired.
posted by imperium at 12:51 PM on May 28, 2010


I like how the Telegraph article states "he appeared in a spandex suit and cloak with his chest emblazoned with a giant 'S' for Supercitizen" even though the photo has him wearing a giant letter 'C'.

Maybe I'm missing something. I don't speak no langages.
posted by tuck_nroll at 3:10 PM on May 28, 2010


tuck_nroll: "I like how the Telegraph article states "he appeared in a spandex suit and cloak with his chest emblazoned with a giant 'S' for Supercitizen" even though the photo has him wearing a giant letter 'C'.

Maybe I'm missing something. I don't speak no langages.
"

Probably for "ciudadano", "citizen".
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 4:31 PM on May 28, 2010


Update to my previous Mockus post: Mockus is now running on a ticket with Fajardo, the other mathematician in the race.
posted by escabeche at 9:25 PM on May 28, 2010


Presidential race is no done deal and Business week wraps it up.

Apologies escabeche, I missed your excellent previous post.
posted by adamvasco at 2:29 AM on May 30, 2010


Santos wins the first round . He will face Mockus on the final ballot on June 20.
posted by adamvasco at 2:32 AM on May 31, 2010


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