Jaime Nebot: Political Advisor

During a press conference in October 2003, Jaime Nebot, the mayor of Guayaquil (Ecuador's largest city), introduced an assistant newly enlisted to address critics of his social security and other policies. It was a bird:

"Here is the parrot," he explained, "that will be in charge to answer all the undesirable comments that I have no time to answer! Some people only approach me with nonsense talk, so the parrot will answer back in the same way because I need to use my time to work."

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