Runaway Governor

New Photos of Sanford's Mistress

Who is South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s lover? Several local media outlets in Argentina have identified Sanford’s mistress as Maria Belen Chapur. “She lives in a 14-story apartment building next to the Buenos Aires Zoo, in a trendy neighborhood that is also near the U.S. Embassy,” according to Fox News, and she apparently speaks English, Spanish, Portugues, and Chinese. “Reports said she devotes much of her time to working out and that she ran in two 10-kilometer races this past year.” Also, McClatchy reports that Chapur worked as a journalist and covered the September 11 attacks for an Argentinean station.