Mayor for a new world order

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Running down in Rio

A Green Party candidate for mayor in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is popular not just because because he rides a motorcycle, but also because he’s a true rebel.

As in, he kidnapped the U.S. ambassador to Brazil 40 years ago. And if that’s not enough to win hearts and minds, the 67-year-old swims 1.5 km every morning to keep in shape.

Fernando Gabeira wants marijuana legalized and is apparently running a strong campaign for mayor. Oh, and we hear that he let the ambassador go, unharmed.

If only Canadian politics were anywhere near as much fun.

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