The majestic Lake Amatitlan is about 25 kilometers from Guatemala City. It was, until less than a decade, one of the favorite resting places of the elite, and imposing houses on its banks still are. But no one goes: the once blue waters are now covered with a thick, still mold, stinking.
In early March, the government of Otto Perez Molina announced with great fanfare that he had bought a formula to an Israeli company to clean up the lake. The cost: more than $ 18 million. The endorsement of the Israeli ambassador, intermediary in the contract millionaire seemed coated in the process seriously. But the media, headed by Newspaper and Public Plaza, revealed that the alleged inventor of the formula had been considered a threat to public health in Israel itself, and the address of its laboratories assumptions in Guatemala coincided with a motor workshop .
To try to stop the scandal, vice president ROXANA BALDETTI decided to take a walk around the lake by boat, accompanied by journalists. Laughs and jokes, said that he would invite everyone to eat crappie within six months, and that the lake no longer have neither "popodrilos or pipirañas"
It is perhaps the unusual level of brazenness of this government in systemic looting of state coffers by their governments, which overflowed the cup of Guatemalans. News like this are just one more anecdote in the string of corruption scandals that emerged from the center of political power. Nor judges, nor Congress, nor, of course, members of the Executive are not saved. The case of Lake Amatitlan functions as crude metaphor of shamelessness of those involved in corruption to the citizens: the magic formula on that occasion proved salted water.
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