• Short Summary

    Quite the strangest candidate ever elected to a city council that of Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo was "Weakling", a 2,400 pound female rhinoceros.

  • Description

    Quite the strangest candidate ever elected to a city council that of Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo was "Weakling", a 2,400 pound female rhinoceros.

    Cacareco, to give her name in Portuguese, who was described on the ballot papers as a member of the "Independent Party" received 15% of the votes cast by those of the million registered voters who took the trouble to go to the polls.

    Her election signified a popular protest against the high cost of living and acute shortages of such essential Brazilian foods as beans and meat.

    However, despite her lead over each of the twelve parties contesting the election, she could not take her seat on the Council for the authorities cancelled all her votes and returned her to the Zoo at Rio de Janeiro from which she had been borrowed.

    Cacareco was only too happy to exchange the heated air of the political arena for a good wallow in glorious mud, for after all, there is nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA83X3VMX21W80IUICGCJBZRCIP
    Media URN:
    VLVA83X3VMX21W80IUICGCJBZRCIP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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