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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:20 AM

Racy online video sparks firing of Costa Rican official

(CNN) -- An online video showing a now-former Costa Rican official in her underwear has sparked a debate over the privacy of government workers in the Central American country -- and cost the official her job this week.

The video shows Karina Bolanos, who had been Costa Rica's vice minister of culture and youth since 2006, lying on a bed in her underwear and apparently talking to her lover.

"I miss you. I love you with all my soul. And everything that you see here is yours," she says.

The cultural ministry said Monday that Bolanos would be leaving her post after a surge in journalistic reports and social media posts "connected with the private life of the vice minister."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/31/world/americas/costa-rica-video-scandal/index.html


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RandySF Aug 2012 OP
Zalatix Aug 2012 #1
RandySF Aug 2012 #2
Zalatix Aug 2012 #5
RandySF Aug 2012 #6
Grave Grumbler Aug 2012 #3
Amak8 Aug 2012 #4

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:23 AM

1. Puritan idiots.

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:26 AM

2. I saw the video. It's not THAT racy.

I think the problem is that her lover tried to blackmail her with it.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:32 AM

5. Blackmail? That just shows how Puritan that culture is.

 

If the video is as tame as you say it is, there should be no cause for shame or alarm...

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:40 AM

6. But it was not her husband.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. "Vice Minister of Culture"?

 

There are lots of things government needs to do, but having a Ministry of Culture is rather low on my list.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:28 AM

4. The punchline:

They have more comprehensive universal healthcare than us.

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