The campaign team of Barack Obama, U.S. presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, has a command center in Turbaco, Bolívar, probably without knowing it.
The village’s former mayor coordinates the Colombian campaign, hoping his help will push the Democrat to the presidency.
Former mayor Silvio Carrasquilla has covered the walls of his house with posters of the Illinois senator, showing his unconditional support to what he thinks will be the next President of the United States.
“We felt absolutely sure that the next President of the United States is Barack Obama, so from here we are sending all our prayers that his efforts aren’t in vain, that he’s allowed to win and can spend the next few years as president, benefiting his country and Latin America,” Carrasquilla told Caracol Radio.
“We know we can’t vote, but we are fully endorsing our candidate,” the former politician added.
The village support for Obama is so strong that residents are already composing a champeta song in favor of the Democrat. “the album will be ready later this week,” Carrasquilla assures.
The former mayor of yet another little village in the north of Colombia isn’t the only one supporting Obama. Colombian pop singer Shakira earlier showed her support for the Illinois senator.