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Podemos' 'racket bus' names and shames corruption suspects
18 April 2017 @ 13:03

LEFT-WING party Podemos has launched a new campaign bus denouncing PP politicians accused of corruption and has started driving it around the streets of Madrid.

The tramabús ('racket bus') is aimed at naming and shaming the various tramas de corrupción, or 'corruption rackets' and 'pointing out the financial powers responsible for the privation of human rights in Spain'.

The blue bus is the latest in Podemos' anti-corruption strategy, which has so far targeted banks, major building developers and electricity boards, and party leader Pablo Iglesias has already started driving it around 'key political and economic power' areas in the capital, such as the main business boulevard, the Paseo de la Castellana – the four emblematic skyscrapers of which are the head offices of large companies and banks – and the C/ Génova, where the right-wing PP has its headquarters.

Iglesias has been accompanied on his travels by Unidos Podemos Parliamentary spokeswoman Irene Montero, and sociologist Rubén Juste, the author of the book Ibex 35: An heretic history of power in Spain.

Giant faces on the side of the vehicle include former economy minister and International Monetary Fund (FMI) boss Rodrigo Rato; PP ex-president of Spain José María Aznar; ex-president of Madrid regional government and now PP chairwoman for the city, Esperanza Aguirre; former PP treasurer Luis Bárcenas, plus the back of the head of current Spanish president Mariano Rajoy shown sending a text message to Bárcenas reading, “Luis, be strong!” - a message he was found to have sent when the ex-treasurer was first placed under investigation for the 'underground' financing through cash bribes received by the PP.


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