Goodness me, the Authorities have finally found their way to our area! On Wednesday, Transito (Municipal unarmed Traffic Police) were outside, trying to sort out the parking problems, caused by neighbours, not very well I might add, they need lessons in parking themselves, as their pick-up was parked about a meter from the kerb, and had to be moved for a passing bus.
All they did was shift the cars around, not making a lot of difference. This is the problem in Colombia, there is no such thing as impartiality, if friends or acquaintances are involved, nothing happens, a case of \’see me right, and I\’ll take care of you\’.
This afternoon the Policía Nacional arrived at the Barber Shop, a short while later, other youths were seen removing the contents of the Shop, then the Police took away the Barber in their van, this is the bloke who threatened us, and was then stabbed in a domestic fight..
Why they took him away is anyone\’s guess, they could have just been giving him a lift home, but with the removal of contents, I don\’t think so.
Now we will just have to wait and see what happens. I can\’t say that I am sad to see him go, since his return, the late night openings have returned, along with the numerous motorcycles, and the aroma of drugs.
Henry left for home yesterday, a day earlier than planned, because Marcela had heard that the road to Caucasia, was going to be closed again to traffic from today, which would have meant him having to take a 15-20 hour bus detour, had he not left, anyway, she heard from him later in the day, to say he had arrived safely.
Update: When I opened the gates for Marcela tonight, we could see that the Police have sealed the Barbers again, this time for thee months until 4th October, for the same thing as last time, not being registered as a business. It appears \’Enimigo\’ believes he is above the law, and just can\’t be bothered, but if it happens again, then it will be sealed for good. As a result of that, I think the Policía just gave the Barber a lift down the mountain, mores the pity.