The scandal of the voodoo Nativity scene in the Spanish pavilion at the Dubai Expo reaches the Congress of Deputies. The PP has requested the appearance of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Albares, to explain «how it contributes to improving the image of Spain and our position in the Arab world» and if such an eyesore «it is within the policy of the Alliance of Civilizations».
As OKDIARIO has revealed this Friday, a Nativity scene was installed there last Christmas with dolls whose appearance raised the unpleasant surprise and indignation of many visitors, to the point that it had to be removed a few days after its assembly. The Child Jesus, the Virgin and Saint Joseph They were represented as if they were voodoo dolls. Other figures added, such as an angel at the top, reminded the characters of Corpse Bride, the well-known work of Tim Burton.
The Spanish pavilion at the Dubai Expo, already known as the progressive pavilion for the worship it pays to the 2030 Agenda and other mantras of the left such as green globalism, “inclusion”, “egalitarianism” or “resilience”, it is managed by Acción Cultural Española, a public body led by the socialist Jose Andres Torres Morawho was chief of staff of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero before he arrived at La Moncloa.
Only the construction and commissioning of the pavilion –5,800 square meters useful in a square covered by a series of volumes yellow and orange cones, far from the red and yellow of the Spanish flag- have involved a disbursement of almost 12 million euros. However, the total budget handled by the Government for this representation of Spain at the Dubai Expo amounts to €32 million, according to a parliamentary response from the Executive to Vox in Congress.
The PP has already asked in the Lower House that Moncloa explain how these contracts were awarded. The deputies María Valentina Martínez Ferro and Pablo Hispán have registered these two questions: «What has been the selection process for the organization of the Spanish Pavilion in the Dubai exhibition?» and «Who have been the members of the Organizing Committee of the Spanish pavilion at the Dubai Expo?».
It is expected that the Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 2 for the celebration of Spain Day at the Universal Exhibition in Dubai. The head of the Executive himself will preside over the events held in the Spanish pavilion during that day.