While playing Tropico 4, I'm noticing that my buildings will occassionally have a "sunburst" appear above them. I'm guessing this is a good thing, but what does it mean?

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    It looks like an umbrella to me...
    – dlras2
    Aug 31, 2011 at 2:53
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    @Dan I know it isn't part of the building graphic, because it comes and goes over various different buildings.
    – bwarner
    Aug 31, 2011 at 3:06

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You've moved El Presidente there and he/she is boosting building efficiency.

(Slightly late edit: When not directed specifically, El Presidente moves as he/she wishes and will occasionally visit a building to boost without being told to)

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    Since I don't recall ever specifically sending El Presidente to those buildings, I assume if I haven't given her a specific location to go, she just walks around and visits buildings at random?
    – bwarner
    Aug 31, 2011 at 22:09
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    That's correct.
    – Shadur
    Sep 1, 2011 at 4:00
  • I don't think your edit is late at all
    – Riley
    Aug 23, 2022 at 10:31
  • Wouldn't a female president be "La Presidenta"?
    – Philipp
    Aug 23, 2022 at 12:05
  • The game always refers to you as 'Presidente' regardless of gender. Limit of the engine, I suppose, or maybe they didn't want to record almost every single voice line twice.
    – Shadur
    Aug 23, 2022 at 20:30

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