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Paraguay: Politician who called gay people ‘monkeys’ elected president

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  1. Let’s hope his son is gay then :)

  2. Explains why countries like this are a mess when morons are elected in – if this is the best the country as to offer god help help us all

  3. DivusAntinous 22 Apr 2013, 7:28pm

    “A tobacco magnate, who compared gay people to “monkeys” and threatened to remove his private parts if his son married another man, is now Paraguay’s new president.”

    I had to laugh at that, it sounds like satire for goodness sake. Bloody absurd.

  4. Helge Vladimir Tiller 22 Apr 2013, 7:47pm

    Who is the real “monkey” in Paraguay? Guess who- A hard and intricate question, but his picture is in PinkNews right now !

  5. If I was his son I would gatecrash the podium at the inauguration dressed like Carmen Miranda and belt out “I am what I am” at the top of my lungs backed by 2 dozen topless male go-go dancers, just to see the look on his face.

  6. Quite frankly, he talks and indeed looks like he may very well be quite pathologically deranged.

  7. Back to the same old for one of South America’s most conservative states. Not surprised that a clown like this is back in power after the joke that was the impeachment of a reformer like Lugo.

    The tide has already turned on LGBT rights in most of South America. Cartes can try and live in the past while those all around him herald the future. But soon enough Paraguayans will feel the same way that Argentines and Uruguayans and Brazilians and increasingly Colombians and Venezuelans and Chileans do.

  8. Apropos of nothing, he looks a lot like Jerry Lewis, when Jerry Lewis was about that age.

    Some people have aspirations to make the world a better place for others while Horacio Cartes seems only to aspire to becoming a banana.

  9. Christopher in Canada 23 Apr 2013, 1:16am

    Back to Rio! Paraguay is not exactly the top of anyone’s go to list. Too bad for the citizens, though…

  10. Dr F K Sutter 23 Apr 2013, 2:05am

    Usual political blather….say what you want and after the outcry ‘ I didn’t mean that OR my words were taken out of context’ Just another Strosser..

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