Monday, April 30, 2007

[all above board] but dubious taste nonetheless

Very puzzling story, really:

Iceland’s parliament agreed to grant a woman from Central America Icelandic citizenship one month ago after only 15 months in the country on a student visa. The woman apparently has close ties to Jónína Bjartmarz, Iceland’s Minister of the Environment.

According to RÚV, the woman in question, who is in her early twenties, has a registered address at the Minister’s residence and is her son’s girlfriend.

I think this is an absolute disgrace. There are some amazingly moving home-grown products in Iceland so why import a Latino? I admit tastes differ but the Nordic honeys, such as in the pictures top left and lower right are totally irresistible, in my book.

Still, Jónína's son knows best, I suppose.

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