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Posted by on Jun 25, 2009 in Breaking News, International, Media, Places, Politics, Religion, Society | 6 comments

Argentinean News Web Site Claims to Have Details on Sanford’s Lover

Of course, the Spanish/Latin American press and web are full of stories on the “Yankee Governor” who instead of hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, was having an affair way down South, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

There are literally scores of articles describing the scandal in varying levels of detail.

Here are some of the headlines and links to some of those articles (All are translations from Spanish):

abc.es reports: “Governor Sanford had not disappeared. Instead, he was with his lover in Argentina.”

foros.riverplate.com: “In Argentina, a U.S. governor deceives his spouse.”

elpais.com “The governor was not in the mountains, he was with his lover.”

reuters.com: “South Carolina governor admits an extramarital affair.”

cronica.com: “Yankee governor was in Buenos Aires ‘pirating around’

To read the entire article, in Spanish, just click on the link. If you don’t read Spanish, at Google, click on “translate this,” and you’ll get a “rough” English translation.

One web site, terra.com (terra argentina), claims to know exactly who Sanford’s Argentinean lover is.

In a piece, titled, “Who is the Argentinean who got U.S. governor Sanford to fall in love with her,” it claims that the lady is María Belén Shapur, 43-years old, living “across from the zoo” on República de la India, in a 14-floor building. That she works at “Bunhe y Born,” speaks English, Portuguese and Chinese, and that she built up a friendship with Sanford via e-mail over a seven year period.

Of course, these “details” have not yet been verified.

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  • Leonidas

    I have to wonder who will run more Mark Sanford affair articles, The Moderate Voice or The National Enquirer?

    Inquiring minds want to know

    • DdW

      Leonidas, funny you would ask.

      I had the same question about the Monica Lewinsky affair: The Republican media or The National Enquirer?

  • Leonidas

    Probably the Republican media. The pundits of the left and of the right love a good scandal when its on the other side. The pundits on the left iare no different from the religious right on this.

    What is surprising is this seems to happen on a site that proclaims itself moderate. Sure its news and you’d expect it to get some coverage, but not 12 topics stacked on top of each other.

    If it were Daily KOS, the Democratic Underground, or the Huffinton Post (substitute Hot Air, Town Hall, and Michelle Malkin for a Democratic scandal) it would be expected, just caught me by surprise being here. I would think moderates and independents would have more on their minds, you know like ….. issues.

    Well I guess we got a bunch of Michael Jackson articles coming in now, lol another big issue……

    Sometimes you just got to laugh.

    • DdW

      I do have to agree with you, Leonidas, on ” I guess we got a bunch of Michael Jackson articles coming in now, lol another big issue……”

      But I would say that Governor Sanford’s story is a little more national issues-oriented than MJ’s

  • Leonidas

    I agree it a LITTLE more that way.

    Right up there with Elliot Spitzer, ie., not very much.

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