Saturday, March 9, 2024

Ikea advertisement mocking a corruption scandal in Portugal

Home furnishings giant Ikea recently placed billboards in Portugal advertising a self-assembly bookcase, with a wink at the country's political upheaval. "A good place to stash books. Or to stash 75,800 euros," it said.

That's the amount of cash, equivalent to $82,000, police found stuffed in envelopes on bookshelves when they searched the office of the prime minister's chief of staff last year during a corruption investigation.

The discovery triggered a scandal that brought down the government and led to an early general election on Sunday.