By Enrique Tessieri
A story by tabloid Iltalehti on February 28 that Perussuomalaiset (PS) party MP Teuvo Hakkarainen was widely known and had “cult status” among the Hondurans. Who knows him and where has he become a cult in a country one third the size of Finland?
What is surprising is that the news by Iltalehti was published on the same day that another scandal by Hakkarainen hit the news when he ended up drunk at the premises of the Bandidos Motorbike Club and gave a prostitute 100 euros out of pity.
The woman who got the 100 euros stated on Seiska magazine that Hakkarainen wanted to pay for sex. The PS MP had forgotten as well his brief case, which according to him, had an underwear with “yellow stains in the front and brown skid marks in the back.”
Is there a connection here? The Bandidos Bike Club and the”cult figure” story somewhere faraway in Honduras?
Migrant Tales went through four dailies in Honduras (El Heraldo, La Prensa, Proceso and Tiempo) and no Teuvo Hakkarainen came up in any search.
Moreover, I have a cousin who lives in the capital Tegucigalpa. According to him, none of his friends, who are pretty well placed in Honduras, had ever heard of Hakkarainen.
Maybe some sawmills know him but does that turn him into a cult figure?