Monday, January 16, 2012

Bogota mayor takes stance against bull fighting

Colombia Reports

Friday 13 January 2012 15:23

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro has taken a stance against bull fighting in the Colombian capital by stating City Hall will not provide any financial support for bull fighting events, Colombian media reported Friday.
"There will not be a single peso spent on this type of event," said the mayor. The top city official also said that neither he nor anyone from his office will make use of the City Hall seating box at the Plaza de Toros de Santamaria.
"In the electoral campaign we said that it does not seem right that Bogota puts on show about death and consequently we have decided not to make use of the box in the Plaza de Toros," said Petro.
The Governor of Antioquia, Sergio Fajardo has taken a similar position as Petro. He announced that he will not support the bullfighting season in Medellinaccording to weekly Semana.

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