Lawmakers caught ogling pinups at work

2012-07-11 14:02


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Guatemala City — Demonstrators on Tuesday called for the resignation of a pair of Guatemalan lawmakers photographed at their bench desks gawking at cellphone images of bikini-clad girls.

Instead of sizing up the merits of a bill, Jose Gandara, aged 67, and Carlos Rafael Fion, aged 59, were snapped at their bench on Thursday evaluating models in tiny swimwear.

By Tuesday, a few dozen masked and mostly young protesters were calling for them to step down.

"Hit the road, you talented lawmakers," chanted the crowd outside the legislature, slamming the duo as representing the "porn delegation" and asking for their resignations.

For the offenders, the issue was not liberal or conservative, just overblown.

"If I have offended anyone, I publicly apologise, but I have not done anything wrong," Gandara told reporters covering the demonstration.

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