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The Mexican ambassador to Argentina, Ricardo Valero, resigned “for health reasons” after he was arrested in a crime while stealing the biography of Casanova from the most famous library in Buenos Aires, according to the Mexican government.
Scenes filmed by surveillance cameras on October 26 and published in early December showed the ambassador hiding a book between the folds of a newspaper when he was visiting the El Ateo Grande Splendid library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world located in an ancient theater.
Guards stopped him and the diplomat tried to justify himself by offering receipts, but none of them included the stolen work, which is the famous biography of the famous adventurer Jacomo Casanova of Venice, developed by French university professor Guy Chaucinan-Nogare and sold for 6,490 Argentine pesos (about $ 10).
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the ambassador was currently undergoing a “neurological treatment” and wished him a “speedy recovery.”
Mexican and Argentine media reported that Valero, 77, is suffering from a brain tumor that affects his behavior.