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Video From 2001 Shows Woman at Heart of Sanford Media Firestorm (no video, just photo)
Fox News ^ | June 25, 2009

Posted on 06/26/2009 1:45:42 PM PDT by rawhide

The woman at the heart of a media firestorm following South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's admission of an affair can be seen in a 2001 video working as a freelance reporter for an Argentine TV station.

The video, posted online by Argentine news site Infobae.com, shows Maria Belen Chapur delivering a report from New York City on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for a TV news show called "Despues de hora" on the Spanish-language America network.

"Maria Belen was working as a freelance journalist for that show," Sebastian Aguirre, who worked on the show with Chapur, told FOXNews.com.

Sanford revealed Wednesday that he was cheating on his wife with a woman in Argentina. Local media report that Chapur is Sanford's mistress, though Sanford has not identified her publicly.

Chapur, 43, lives in an upscale apartment complex in a trendy neighborhood of Buenos Aires. She has not been seen there since Sanford confessed publicly to his affair.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: chapur; chapyr; maria; sanford

Maria Belen Chapur

1 posted on 06/26/2009 1:45:43 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

The Jury is still out...


2 posted on 06/26/2009 1:47:52 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: rawhide
What's that saying--"Beauty is in the heart of the beholder"...?

Or is it, "Beauty is skin deep; ugly is to the bone".

????????

3 posted on 06/26/2009 1:48:09 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: rawhide

To quote Austin Powers “That’s a MAN baby!”


4 posted on 06/26/2009 1:48:13 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: 2banana

She needs to get those caterpillars off her face.


5 posted on 06/26/2009 1:49:07 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113

She can’t help it, she’s of Lebanese ancestry.


6 posted on 06/26/2009 1:51:16 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: rawhide; All
Gosh everyone, I think she is gorgeous!
7 posted on 06/26/2009 1:51:43 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

So if she’s a news anchor at an Argentine TV station, why is it so difficult to get pictures of her?


8 posted on 06/26/2009 1:52:01 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: rawhide
My Maria don't you know I've come a long, long way
I been longin' to see her
When she's around she takes my blues away
Sweet Maria the sunlight surely hurts my eyes
I'm a lonely dreamer on a highway in the skies

Maria, Maria I love you

My Maria there were some blue and sorrow times
Just my thoughts about you bring back my piece of mind
Gypsy lady you're a mircle work for me
You set my soul free like a ship sailing on the sea
She is the sunlight when skies are grey
She treats me so right lady take me away

My Maria
Maria I love you
My Maria
Maria I love you

My Maria
Maria I love you

9 posted on 06/26/2009 1:54:14 PM PDT by txroadkill (God bless those who seek freedom in Iran-Let Freedom Ring!)
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To: rawhide

Color me unimpressed.


10 posted on 06/26/2009 1:54:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: rawhide

video is here: http://momento24.com/en/2009/06/25/who-is-maria-belen-chapur-the-mistress/


11 posted on 06/26/2009 1:57:23 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Babe.

12 posted on 06/26/2009 1:58:06 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: rawhide

Sheesh, really! She’s exactly how I pictured her. Sanford is a slimeball, but I can’t accuse him of having bad taste.


13 posted on 06/26/2009 1:59:06 PM PDT by FelixFelicis (When can we *change* back? [Get yer bumper sticker at www.cafepress.com/deepright!])
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To: rawhide
Video and more info here.
14 posted on 06/26/2009 1:59:19 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2banana

I concur with Rawhide’s esteemed legal opinion.

I need more evidence presented (additional photos) before I’m willing to vote GUILTY or INNOCENT.


15 posted on 06/26/2009 2:03:54 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: 2banana
The Jury is still out...

More evidence...

Another pic

16 posted on 06/26/2009 2:09:57 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: FelixFelicis

Very good looking woman, and much closer to his age than, say, Monica Lewinsky was to Bill Clinton, and countless others probably were to their ‘infidels’.
On the face of it, I don’t think Sanford should resign.
But he may wind up in a divorce, and that would hurt him as fatally as a resignation , most likely.
He might be able, though, to exit the scene with a little more class than Clinton did, who, as we all remember, did not actually exit the scene EVER, to this day.
I, for one, don’t understand this public exculpation these politicos go through, which, as you’ll remember everyone from Clinton to McGreevy, seems to importantly begin and end with the “I have sinned” angle. Why doesn’t anyone just come out, stop STILL cultivating the “christian” or I’m holier than thou” vote, and say, “My libido made me do it, I couldn’t help it, she made me feel young again” or any of a thousand other things that are probably closer to the truth, and more resonant with most Americans, than “I have sinned”.


17 posted on 06/26/2009 2:11:14 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ( YOUR AD IN THIS SPACE)
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To: nina0113

18 posted on 06/26/2009 2:13:22 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: rawhide

Messed with another woman’s husband and thought nothing of the chldren involved.

Pig


19 posted on 06/26/2009 2:14:29 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: randog

I have always maintained that the greatest sex organ is the mind.... this woman had 15 years to titilate with her “friend” Sanford, about her sexual life and details. A lot of that came out in the e-mails, i.e., she liked to talk sex....


20 posted on 06/26/2009 2:15:24 PM PDT by bareford101
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To: rawhide

Is she making any FReeper men cry?


21 posted on 06/26/2009 2:20:12 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: supremedoctrine

Well, for Sanford and many Americans, the word “sin” has meaning. We don’t subscribe to the gospel of Freud.


22 posted on 06/26/2009 2:20:44 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: MplsSteve
I concur with Rawhide’s esteemed legal opinion.

Lol! rawhide, esq.

23 posted on 06/26/2009 2:22:27 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: nina0113; Clemenza
"She needs to get those caterpillars off her face."

"She can’t help it, she’s of Lebanese ancestry."

She probably used all her wax taking care of her mustache.

24 posted on 06/26/2009 2:25:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rawhide

She looks needy.


25 posted on 06/26/2009 2:27:37 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: randog

Well, that’s not exactly a good picture.


26 posted on 06/26/2009 2:35:04 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: rawhide

What happened to the dirty blond hair and green eyes?


27 posted on 06/26/2009 2:38:02 PM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: Carley

Ahhhh.......so!
You call him pig...I suppose Ted Kennedy is exempt from all this, and JFK and Marilyn Monroe, or Bill Clinton, and Barney Frank with a bastion of butt rangers, are they not PIGS? He has done wrong and admits it... can you do the same, with out casting stones......and how many times have you snuck around
behind your mates back....


28 posted on 06/26/2009 2:39:16 PM PDT by Bullfrogg
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To: Bullfrogg

I called the woman a pig.

But he’s a pig too.

No, I don’t cheat on my husband. Both my husband and my children deserve better than that.


29 posted on 06/26/2009 3:00:06 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Clemenza
She can’t help it, she’s of Lebanese ancestry.

Maria & Helen Thomas?

30 posted on 06/26/2009 3:39:57 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: rawhide

She is pretty. Anyone saying differently shoiuld post their picture for comparison.


31 posted on 06/26/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT by jla
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To: Clemenza

She has sex with other women?!?!?

Whoa! This scandal has only begun!!!! :-O


32 posted on 06/26/2009 5:06:41 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: RobbyS

Well, obviously it has “meaning”.
My point was, taking that into account,
that it obviously didn’t have enough “meaning”..
Otherwise.......uhhhhhh......he presumably WOULDN’T
have ‘sinned’.
Never mind.


33 posted on 06/26/2009 5:41:40 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ( YOUR AD IN THIS SPACE)
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To: supremedoctrine

All of us do what we KNOW is wrong. We know what it “means” but we do it anyway. The Freudian may say, we can’t help ourself. The Christians says, yes, we can. A man breaks covenant with his wife. If he is a Christian he also breaks covenant with God.


34 posted on 06/26/2009 8:52:13 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Carley

Dear Lady,

I humbly apologize for my rudeness to you. I thought you were calling Sanford a pig, and maybe he is......I thought you were male, and of course I was wrong...thanks for setting the record straight...and I am happy you don’t cheat on your family...what a lucky mom you are.


35 posted on 06/26/2009 9:14:19 PM PDT by Bullfrogg
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To: rawhide
Remember 1973 and Wilbur 's Argentine Firecracker?

People I know misremember that Wilbur Mills was a Republican.

36 posted on 06/27/2009 4:48:22 AM PDT by syriacus (When do the Feds in NY commence the prosecution of the Japanese aviators who bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: syriacus
Remember 1973 and Wilbur 's Argentine Firecracker?

Sorry....The scandal was in 1974.

37 posted on 06/27/2009 4:56:42 AM PDT by syriacus (When do the Feds in NY commence the prosecution of the Japanese aviators who bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Bullfrogg

We brought our kids up to understand that other people’s wives and husbands are just that........OTHER PEOPLE’S HUSBANDS AND FATHERS.

No apologies necessary, this situation has brought out a lot of bad feelings on all sides.

Yes, husbands and wives cheat. They don’t believe they’ll get caught. It’s a lack of character!!!


38 posted on 06/27/2009 5:06:04 AM PDT by Carley
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To: jla; All

In the SECOND pic, she’s hot. In that first picture, she’s horrible and Sandford’s wife runs circles around her in thehotness department. So I’d have to see a lot more pictures, personally.


39 posted on 06/29/2009 6:38:16 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Stuck Between Barack and a Hard Place.)
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