Corruption Hearing Against Mingthoy Giro And Others Suspended (Again)
Tuesday, August 07 2012 @ 04:39 pm EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: The former president Mireya Moscoso paid a Colombian artist a whole lot of money to create these bronze statues of children playing, and they were supposed to go in front of the new museum that was being built with the money stolen from Taiwan (that's a whole different scandal). So anyway, when the PRD got elected in 2004 and took over, they literally hated anything Moscoso had done. They ripped out those statues and put them in a storage facility in the Omar Park, under the safekeeping of Mingthoy Giro (who was working for the First Lady of Panama). At about that same time the price of scrap bronze when through the roof, and those puppies were apparently shipped off in a container to China and melted down. Eventually everyone found out, there was a scandal, and now four years later they are finally having a hearing. Anyway, lesson learned. If you really don't like someone, give them some really tacky artwork, and insist it be displayed in a prominent location forever. That'll teach 'em...