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Panama’s Canary Islands Diplomat Quits After Cross-Dressing Carnival Photo Riles Up The Locals

Italo Afu, a Panamanian diplomat to Spain’s Canary Islands, off the northwestern tip of Africa, resigned yesterday after a photo of him dressed in drag — a lace pink dress, earrings, and a banana in the booby region — — during Carnival celebrations were published in local media and set off a firestorm of angry Christians. Panama’s President Ricardo Martinelli says Afu “should not have done it”; Afu says he’s stepping down because he did not want “to harm anyone, much less my country.”