Since today, the monument of the former mayor of Guayaquil Leon Febres-Cordero belongs to the Partido Social Cristiano (PSC), once the political movement takes it out from customs. The statue was made in Spain.
The bust of the also president of Ecuador, for the period 1984 to 1988, has ramained in the warehouse of the National Customs Service of Ecuador (Senae) since last October 8, 2012.
At first, Archbishop Antonio Arregui, chairman of the Pro-monument Committee of Leon Febres-Cordero, filed a claim of appeal to refute the permanent abandonment and requested the customs clearance to file an import declaration for payment of taxes to nationalize the sculpture.
The petition was sent to Pascual Del Cioppo, legal representative of the PSC, because Arregui, for his investiture cannot be a foreign trade operator. Del Cioppo stated that the political party accepted the monument’s rights as Febres Cordero belonged to the group and is an ideological and political image of the group.
According to the Archbishop, the payment of tariffs is estimated around $ 60,000, however Del Cioppo expects that the value is not charged.