Meanwhile, spare a thought for the public workers of an Argentinian
town who have been ordered to attend the mayor's birthday party (
and pay for the privilege.
Civic staff in 9 de Julio have been told to sign a book proving
that they have been at mayor Hugo Uzair's shindig. Those who
don't go will have the cost of a ticket deducted from their wages.
The mayor's mother said: "People love my Huguito, people want
to celebrate his birthday but we have to gather money to pay for the
food and drink we are going to serve."