WoMANGOes to Great Lengths
Some might think it bold to ask your country’s leader for an apartment, let alone going about it by throwing a large fruit at him. Clearly Marleny Olivo doesn’t think so as she hurled a mango at Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, which hit him plum on the head. The President had been driving a bus through the state of Aragua (he was previously a bus driver and still likes to drive one around), when Ms Olivo got as close as she could and launched the fruit, on which she had written the message “If you can, call me” along with her telephone number. It worked. Appearing on live television soon after the incident, the President, with the mango for company, said he was granting her request for a flat as part of the Great Housing Mission of Venezuela. The President then informed his audience that as the mango was now ripe he was looking forward to eating it – Sounds like a great deal and the editor understands there is a mango shortage in Venezuela.