Just when you thought the world was safe from David Murcia, he turns up
in the San Victorino market in Bogota next to Colombian President
Alvaro Uribe. Life-like dolls of him and the head of State are on sale there for 10,000 pesos (US$4) a pop.
Not that the hundreds of thousands of Colombians — who lost their lives’ savings when Murcia’s alleged pyramid scheme DMG was shut down — have much spare cash to spend on toys.
But if you haggle, you can buy both Murica and Uribe for 18,000 pesos. Bargain.
The collapse of DMG led to heavy unrest in many parts of Colombia. While authorities are prosecuting Murica for money
laundering, he is popular among many poor investors, who see
him as a Robin Hood that gave them more for their money than the