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.
You mean, we’re not?
If Canadian “politics were this fun” we’d be a third world country, too.