When he was mayor of Bogotá, Antanas Mockus hired 420 mime artists to control the Colombian capital’s horrendous traffic. When the city faced water shortages, he appeared on television taking a shower and turning off the head while he soaped himself. To highlight the extent of violence against women, Mr Mockus launched “Night for Women”, encouraging men to stay at home and mind the kids. Hundreds of thousands of Bogotá’s female population turned out in a mass display of public safety. Oh, and the former mayor was also fond of dressing up in a costume he called “Supercitizen”. Read more
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