A few days before the end of 2017 along the renowned street 6 de Marzo, in downtown Guayaquil, political figures are shown, some that until last year did not have a high demand as puppets.
In the road artery, from Franco Dávila to Venezuela, on the morning of this Wednesday, December 27, 2017 there are representations mainly of the vice president without functions Jorge Glas Espinel, who was sentenced to six years in prison for the Odebrecht case; of President Lenin Moreno, who took office last May; and of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
They join other traditional figures such as the mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot; and the former president Rafael Correa. They, according to the creators, have headed each year the paths of the place in the political segment. Made with sawdust or paper, those Old Years are on the street to be shown to the public. They dispute the popular acceptance among other characters of television and film characters, such as the cartoons of SpongeBob, the heroes of Marvel, the Ninja Turtles, among others.
The merchants were waiting for some events of transcendence in the country to make way for the creativity in paper and cardboard of certain characters of national politics. Prices vary between USD 15 and USD 180 according to the size of the character. The most demanded is Glas. There are dolls ranging in sizes ranging from half a meter in height to 2.70 m. He appears in chains, behind bars, handcuffed, wearing an orange shirt, black and white, colors that characterize those deprived of their liberty, despite the fact that he did not appear in that suit at the trial hearings. (I)