According to the AP article from today: (emphasis mine, comments in red mine)
The Carnival beauty famed for proving it’s possible to get too naked for Brazil’s samba parades is looking for the spotlight againâ€”by painting her body with an image of President Barack Obama.
Viviane Castro last year made headlines by appearing as a samba school drum queen while wearing nothing but a tape 3 centimeters (1.6 inches) wideâ€”managing to violate a little-enforced nudity rule and drawing a penalty for her group.
Castro, 26, said she will wear slightly more on Fridayâ€”but will still have plenty of room to have Obama’s image placed somewhere on her body for all to see.
The exact location won’t be revealed until Sao Paulo samba school X-9 Paulistana parades Friday night, said spokeswoman Ana Neiva.
“This year I will come back with minimal clothing again but honoring the great political figure Barack Obama,” Castro told the G1 Web site in comments confirmed by Neiva. “Everyone, in a certain way, is looking at him to create a good government and take the world out of the crisis.”
In yet another chapter of scandals to hit the Democrat party, this is just the latest. But don’t bet on hearing much about in the mainstream media. Yeah, it’s that old double-standard thing again. What’s good for Republicans apparently isn’t the same for Democrats.
From ABC News:
The SEC’s fraud charges may be the least of accused financial scammer R. Allen Stanford’s worries. Federal authorities tell ABC News that the FBI and others have been investigating whether Stanford was involved in laundering drug money for Mexico’s notorious Gulf Cartel.
Authorities tell ABC News that as part of the investigation, which has been ongoing since last year, Mexican authorities detained one of Stanford’s private planes. According to officials, checks found inside the plane were believed to be connected to the Gulf cartel, reputed to be Mexico’s most violent gang. Authorities say Stanford could potentially face criminal charges of money laundering and bribery of foreign officials.
The federal investigation, however, did not stop Stanford from using corporate money to become a big man at last year’s Democratic convention in Denver.